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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


    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

    A Creatives Brunch at Vulcan

    Presented by Healthy Concepts Inc. at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    June 12, 2016

    A Creatives Brunch at Vulcan, is an opportunity for creatives across the area to socialize and enjoy brunch while gaining valuable information about succeeding in this industry from our Passsion...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

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 9, 2016| 9:00 am - noon
    Saturday, July 16, 2016| 9:00 am - noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members...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

    2016 MIH Summer Performing Arts Academy

    Presented by Make It Happen Theatre Company and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    June 6 - July 15, 2016

    Make It Happen Theatre Company (MIH) has the exciting opportunity to collaborate with the Birmingham Civil...more

    Superhero Saturday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    July 16, 2016

    McWane Science Center becomes the Hall of Justice and the Legion of Doom on this very special Saturday. Join us and meet some of your favorite superheroes (and villains).


    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

    "Yaacov Agam: Metamorphic" Exhibition

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    Yaacov Agam: Metamorphic

    June 3 - August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is pleased to present...more

    "María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Picturing/Performing the Self" Exhibition

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    June 3 - August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    María Magdalena Campos-Pons explores the complexity of her heterogeneous Cuban identity in works...more

    "American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art" Exhibition

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art
    June 3 – August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm...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

    Lunch & Learn: All About Bulbs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 14, 2016

    Speaker: Amanda Clark
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring...more

    Lunch & Learn: Transplanting and Caring

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker: David Doggett
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover the tried and true techniques of planting,...more

    Lunch & Learn: Ask the Experts!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2016

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

    Bring your garden related questions and ask the panel. Trees,...more

    Lunch & Learn: They're So Wicked

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 26, 2016

    Speaker: Verna Gates
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover what plants are harmful or toxic, how to control...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

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