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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


    Mother's Day Brunch

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

    May 7, 2016

    MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

    Saturday May 7, 2016

    Enjoy a special day with mom at Arlington.  Escape to another century and treat her to Mother’s Day Brunch prepared by...more

    Epic City Rush

    Presented by REV Birmingham and Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    The Young Pioneers, in Support of REV Birmingham, Zyp BikeShare and the Social Concierge are calling teams to register for Epic City Rush, a mad-dash scavenger race through...more

    Oscar’s Mother’s Day Brunch

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

    May 8, 2016

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

    Space is limited. To make reservations, call...more

    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    Birmingham Speaks: The Future of Public Art in Birmingham

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

    May 12, 2016

    Throughout the world, art has played a critical role in making cities vibrant and friendly. Often, these spaces encourage discourse and gathering, and have provided communities with a source of...more

    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Sacrifice to Minerva

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

    May 15, 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...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    ArtBreak: Lobby Projects

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

    May 17, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques...more

    John Morton Lecture in Photography: Leslie Hewitt

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

    May 19, 2016

    Still Life presented by Leslie Hewitt

    Leslie Hewitt’s photographs rest in sturdy wooden frames that lean against the wall and invite viewers to experience a unique...more

    Ranger Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Get ready to celebrate the great outdoors! Junior Rangers are invited to spend the day learning more about our National Parks. Join us on May 21st to see National Parks Adventures in IMAX, meet...more

    FOOD is MEDICINE: The ABC’s of Vitamins and Minerals for Health and Longevity

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness educator and Consumer Advocate

    Saturday, May 21 | 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    $40 Members| $45...more

    Slow Art Sunday: It’s Like This

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

    May 22, 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...more

    Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 25, 2016

    Speaker: Dan Spaulding
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient...more

    The Beauty of the Black Belt: Prairies, Perry Lakes Park, Barton's Beach, Spencer Farm

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27 - May 28, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Brian Keener, Ph.D., University of West Alabama & John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Location: Sumter, Dallas & Marengo Counties,...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Reclining Nude

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

    May 29, 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...more

    Color My World: Ikat

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

    June 4, 2016

    Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s...more

    The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    The Coosa Valley Prairies site is a 900-acre conservation easement on industrial pinelands held by The Nature Conservancy, and is considered one of the most significantly biodiverse hotspots in...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, June 4| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $65 members| $75 non-members

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Raven Transformation Mask

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

    June 5, 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...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

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

    June 5, 2016

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

    Space is limited. To make reservations, call...more

    "Great Temple of Travel"

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

    June 5, 2016

    The Bessemer Hall of History Museum is pleased to present a book signing event featuring Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, as a young teen Marvin...more

    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Mountain Boulder, Chinese (Qing dynasty)

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

    June 12, 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...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Vase, Meissen (19th C)

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

    June 19, 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...more

    Lunch & Learn: Aquatic Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 22, 2016

    Speaker: Chuck Thomas - Aquatic Gardens and Foundation
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn about the plants,...more

    American Girl * Doll Camp

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2nd
    June 20-24 | 9-1 p.m.
    $128 Members* | $160 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Bring your favorite American Girl doll and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: L’Aurore (Dawn)

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

    June 26, 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...more

    The Color Theory of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 26, 2016

    Instructor: Zhaleh McCullers
    Sunday, June 26|2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $20|Non-members $25
     

    This introductory class will provide...more

    Line, Face & Filler

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 7 - June 28, 2016

    Line, Face & Filler
    Instructor: Peggy Conway Fortier
    Classes Start Tuesday, June 7 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    General Admission $200

    The...more

    The Martian Frontier Summer Camp

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Samford University, Birmingham

    June 27 - June 30, 2016

    Samford To Offer Martian Frontier Summer Camp June 27-30
    Samford University’s Christenberry Planetarium will offer a unique new summer program June 27-30. The Martian Frontier will...more

    Revolution Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7 - July 5, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our summer book club series where we will read through the book Revolution by Deborah Wiles and learn about this era with the Birmingham...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9, 2016

    For ages 3 and up
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, July 9 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional family...more

    Lunch & Learn: Oh Deer...

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 13, 2016

    Speaker: Andy Baril - Alabama Cooperative Extension System
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn strategies on how...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9 - July 16, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 9, 2016| 9-noon
    Saturday, July 16, 2016| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    Dig It! Dinosaurs Rock!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years / Limited to 15 children
    July 18-22, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Travel back in time...more

    Lunch & Learn: Better Veggies

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 27, 2016

    Speaker: William "Captain Compost" Cureton
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    From Soil to harvest, learn how to grow...more

    AWC Back to School Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    Does your child love animals or enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Is your child a future wildlife biologist or veterinarian who needs a place to develop his or her interests? If your...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 30, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 30, 2016| 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    Spring has sprung and this class...more

    Lunch & Learn: How Succulent

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 10, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    No time? No water? No problem! Se¬dums and other succulents thrive...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an...more

    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $50|Non-Members $60
     

    This class is designed for those who...more

    Lunch & Learn: Yard Art

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 24, 2016

    Speaker: Hope Long
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover fun alternatives to plants in your landscape while...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 27 | 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    this class is designed to teach the...more

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    May 28 - September 5, 2016

    Alabama Splash Adventure offers two theme parks including family rides and slides for one great price. The amusement park has grown to be Alabama’s premier destination offering a day of family...more

    Hall of Heroes

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14 - September 5, 2016

    Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Hall of Heroes!

    Starting your...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, September 10 | 9-1 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $65|Non-Members $75

    Learn the techniques, tools and skills...more

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