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    MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS

     Birmingham is home to some amazing museums dedicated to Art, History, Heritage, and Science. In addition to being open for regular visits, most of these places have programs and activities to participate in as well. You can find those events by clicking here.

    Birmingham Museum of Art

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast supported by a strong educational program designed to make the arts come alive for children and adults throughout the region. More than 24,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American.

    Highlights include the Museum’s ...more


    The Negro Southern League Museum Presents Pitch Talk

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and Birmingham Association of Black Journalists

    February 18, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) is gearing up to host its first event! It is called Pitch Talk. Please review the event flyer. Share this information with your family members,...more

    Bart’s Books

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Big Machines Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Get your motors running and head over to McWane for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and persoal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks,...more

    Slow Art Sunday: G.E. Mask and Scarification

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 21, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Engineering Showcase

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 24, 2016

    See how engineers make a difference in our world at the fourth annual Engineering Showcase. Meet and greet experts in the field and learn what it means to be an engineer in today’s world.


    Haitian Vodou Ceremonies, Songs, and Sacred Objects

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 26, 2016

    This lecture will discuss Haitian Vodou ceremonies that are dedicated to spirits, called loa. Songs, drumming, and sacred objects such as flags, rattles, and drums are used in the salutation of...more

    Painting in Watercolor

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 27, 2016

    Join Cynthia Massey Parsons for a one-day comprehensive painting in watercolor workshop. Parsons is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, and she has taught numerous watercolor...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Children of the Marquis De Bethune Playing with a Dog

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 28, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Annual Helen Keller Student Art Show

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 29, 2016

    Art show featuring visually and hearing impaired children in the State of Alabama. Grand prize winners will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL.  


    A Conversation on Art and Theology with Dan Siedell

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 2, 2016

    The Museum is pleased to present a panel discussion, A Conversation on Art & Theology with Dan Siedell, in partnership with the Cathedral Church of the Advent’s ongoing Arts + Culture...more

    Art & Conversation: Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 3, 2016

    Ornately beaded and sequined flags, called drapo, play an important role in the Haitian religion of Vodoun. Curator Emily Hanna discusses the many sources of Haitian symbolism, from African...more

    Eivor and Alston Callahan Lecture: India’s Post-Partition Identity and the Cinematic Image

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 5, 2016

    In August 1947, the Independence that India and Pakistan claimed was accompanied by a Partition of the Indian subcontinent, a geographic division that brought large-scale ethnic violence and mass...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 6, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Holi Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Presented by the Indian Cultural Society

    The Museum and ICS are thrilled to host Holi, the Indian celebration of color for the sixth year in a row! Last year, over 2,000 people came out to...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Nydia, The Blind Girl of Pompeii

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 13, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Salvador’s Deli

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 13, 2016

    Salvador’s Deli is an event created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual art teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. Proceeds help put...more

    Artbreak: Stained Glass

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 15, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, the Curator of Education and/or Education Department staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries....more

    Bart’s Books

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 19, 2016

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected The...more

    Slow Art Sundays: Cabinet (Bas d’armoire)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 20, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 23, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Lakshmi

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 27, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Alabama Historical Radio Museum

    Presented by Alabama Historical Radio Museum at Alabama Historical Radio Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The society was founded in June of 1989 by Don Kresge, a retired General Electric engineer, to provide an opportunity for men and women of all ages to join together and persue their interest in...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    Ongoing

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences - Temporarily Closed

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at UAB Lister Hill Library, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 for renovations.
    They expect to be closed about 5...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    Ongoing

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    Ongoing

    In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery (later named Oak Hill). The deed was issued December 29, 1873. As the first city...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Arlington is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a...more

    Kelly Ingram Park

    Presented by Kelly Ingram Park at Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Kelly Ingram Park is a four acre park located in between 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenue North in the Birmingham's Civil Rights District. The park, just outside the doors of the...more

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the...more

    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    Presented by Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Columbiana

    Ongoing

    The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain,...more

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

    Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

    Presented by Jesse Owens Memorial Park at Jesse Owens Memorial Park, Danville

    Ongoing

    In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the...more

    Ave Maria Grotto

    Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman

    Ongoing

    Known throughout the world as "Jerusalem in Miniature," is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of...more

    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives

    Presented by Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. at Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives, Columbiana

    Ongoing

      The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement,...more

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    Presented by Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville

    Ongoing

     

    The traditional artwork throughout the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is intended to inspire devotion in the hearts of all who come here to pray. The Romanesque-Gothic...more

    McWane Science Center

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

     Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder — from an...more

    Aldridge Gardens

    Presented by Aldridge Botanical Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    Ongoing

    Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The...more

    Heritage Hall Museum

    Presented by Heritage Hall Museum at Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega

    Ongoing

    Heritage Hall, located in the heart of Talladega's historic Silk Stocking District, has been open to the public since 1983. Housed in the former Jemison-Carnegie Public Library building originally...more

    Anniston Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Anniston Museum of Natural History at Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston

    Ongoing

    Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of Anniston Museum of Natural...more

    American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    Ongoing

    Founded in 1995, The American Village serves the Nation as educational institution whose mission is to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government by engaging and...more

    Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

    Presented by Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park at Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

      The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park honors Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Ronald Scott...more

    Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

    Presented by Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) at Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Irondale

    Ongoing

     One of the best known religious sites in Birmingham is EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network, founded by Mother Mary Angelica, broadcasting daily from the grounds of Our Lady of the...more

    DeSoto Caverns

    Presented by DeSoto Caverns at DeSoto Caverns, Childersburg

    Ongoing

    "Wacky" Park Attractions: Always something fun for everyone. With over 25 "Wacky" attractions including our three-quarter acre Lost Trail Maze, Panning...more

    Rickwood Field

    Presented by Rickwood Field at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    Ongoing

     Rickwood Field is the oldest surviving professional baseball park in the United States. It was built for the Birmingham Barons in 1910 by industrialist and team-owner Rick Woodward and...more

    The Gorgas House

    Presented by The Gorgas House at The Gorgas House, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

     Built in 1829, the Gorgas House was the first structure to be built on the University of Alabama campus and stands as an excellent example of Low Country architecture. The Gorgas House is...more

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