Birmingham Events Calendar: April 1st – April 8th

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Lots of chances to get in on the Easter fun coming up this week, hunts and breakfasts galore!

Kids Market and Mom will kick off on Monday wrapping up the spring/summer consignment season.

We’ve got a LEGO minibuild, Peeps cuisine and lots of storytimes! For a full list of Easter Egg hunts in our area see our post, here.

Have a great week and a Happy Easter!

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!

Sunday April 1st:

Barts Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
 Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some art of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month highlights a different gallery and features a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!

April Activity:
April showers bring may flowers! Craft a “glass” flower inspired by artist Dale Chihuly.
1pm

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Monday April 2nd:

Kids Market and Mom – Wildwood Center
Wrapping up Consignment Season, General Public shopping begins 8am-8pm. Absolutely NO strollers, diaper bags or big purses allowed while shopping on Monday. Fanny packs and laundry baskets are always allowed.

Tuesday-Friday – 9am-8pm
Saturday 9am-6pm

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Tuesday April 3rd:

LEGO Mini Build – Riverchase Galleria
LEGO Duck:
Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details. Begins at 5:00 pm until supplies last.

Babes in the Zoo– Birmingham Zoo
This fun class introduces children to the experience and wonder of animals in a safe environment.

Children must be 6 months to 2 years old and accompnay with an adult. Classes are 30 minutes long.
Members -$6 Non-Members -$12
9am

Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Join us for the fun of it! All ages welcome.
10:30am

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Wednesday April 4th:

Peeps Cuisine – Homewood Library
If you are in grades 6-12 th come join us after school to make Peeps Pops, Peeps S’Mores, & other marshmallow treats.
4pm

Babes in the Zoo– Birmingham Zoo
This fun class introduces children to the experience and wonder of animals in a safe environment.

Children must be 6 months to 2 years old and accompnay with an adult. Classes are 30 minutes long.
Members -$6 Non-Members -$12
9am

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for storytime as we read It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown and find out how Snoopy and his friends get ready for Easter. We will make a craft and enjoy a treat from the Cafe.
11am

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.
10:45am

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Thursday April 5th:

Time for Tales with Ms Katie – Avondale Library
Join Ms. Katie for a preschool storytime with lots of stories, songs, and fun for everyone! Group registration appreciated.
9:30am

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Friday April 6th:

Story Day with NeNe – Whole Foods
Stories, songs, and snacks as Mrs. Renee Schmidt leads the fun.
10am

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Saturday April 7th:

Frogs and Families – Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Let’s go to the wetlands and hear a fantascic frog symphony!   In early April, hopefully hearing the rattling snore of Leopard Frogs, Spring Peepers, the call of Gray Treefrogs, and maybe Chorus frogs.  And looking at some of these creatures up-close to learn more about them, their importance, and how to identify them. Frogs and Families will be led by herpetologist Nick Bieser.  We will meet at the Ruffner Road gate entrance to the wetlands.  $7/ $5 (member).  Reservations required.  Reserve your spot at shop.ruffnermountain.org.
6:30 – 8:30pm

The Great Egg Drop – McWane Science Center
Join us for an eggciting, eggstreme, hands-on fun eggstravaganza. Scramble over to the Science Center before Noon the Saturday before Easter. Take your egg to the flight prep area where Science Center staffers have lots of items and eggspertise to help you construct a vehicle that may or may not allow your egg to survive a two story fall!
Building from 10 AM – 11:45 AM, Egg drop at Noon
COST: Included in cost of admission to the museum, FREE for members

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – McWane Science Center
Make your reservations now for this popular event! Breakfast with the Easter Bunny takes place in Kudzoo Café and features a delicious breakfast followed by a visit from the Easter Bunny. All children will receive a special treat.
For more information on pricing, times and to make your reservation call: 205-879-0409

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Birmingham Zoo
Make your reservations now for this popular event! Breakfast with the Easter Bunny takes place in Kudzoo Café and features a delicious breakfast followed by a visit from the Easter Bunny. All children will also receive a special treat. Call 879.0409 and reserve your spot today!
9:15am and 10:30am

Cottontail Express – Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Welcome spring with a train ride to Peter Cottontail’s meadow. Join in the fun as we hunt for Easter eggs – you might win a prize! Bring your camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny! This fun-filled family excursion lasts approximately ninety minutes.
Children age 2 -11: $10
Adults: $15
Train departures at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

Cartoons and Cereal – Homewood Library
Fall in love with some of your favorite classic cartoons all over again.
Cereal will be provided for children who attend.
9:30am – 11:30

Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Please join us for Storytime as we read Otto the Book Bear. See what happens when Otto comes to life. We will make a craft and have something delicious from the Cafe.
11am

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Sunday April 8th:

Happy Easter!

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Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

IMAX
McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Born to Be Wild, & Flying Monsters.

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING - A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at contact@birminghammommy.com, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call,  especially when weather can impact the event.

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