Exhibits & Annual Events

Explore Downtown Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail

Explore Downtown Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville that is free to attend and open all hours during the holiday season. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit with 300 trees this November 23rd – January 5th! This is the 8th […]

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Meet an Alien at the US Space and Rocket Center

Meet an Alien at the US Space and Rocket Center

Meet Aliens Today’s the day. You double-check that your spacesuit is secured properly and that the communications link is connected. Your trusty robot co-pilot pushes a few buttons on the control panel of the spaceship to lower the walkway down to the planet and offers a friendly thumbs up. You close your eyes and take […]

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Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots

Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots

Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots for Visitors Katie Stamps, Historic Preservationist for the City of Huntsville 1. 506 Franklin Street, Twickenham Historic District Being partial to Victorian-era architecture, I became utterly captivated by the c. 1887 Goldsmith-Donovan House when I started working for the City of Huntsville.  Originally a modest, two-story cottage, this Italianate-style dwelling […]

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The Story Behind Huntsville’s Historic Weeden House

The Story Behind Huntsville’s Historic Weeden House

Weeden House Celebrates Bicentennial 2019 will not only mark the bicentennial of the state of Alabama, but also for Huntsville’s historic Weeden House.  Built in 1819, a visit to Alabama’s oldest house museum will transport you through time to antebellum life in Huntsville.  The house showcases exquisite nineteenth century antiques and furnishings.   Architecture such as […]

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Light up Rabbits Intrude upon Huntsville

Light up Rabbits Intrude upon Huntsville

The Rabbits are coming… The Rabbits are coming  Light up rabbits intrude upon Huntsville in October. They’ve cast their shadows over streets and parks from Australia to Singapore, Berlin to Denver…and NOW they’re invading Huntsville. You may find them whimsical or wacky, but one thing is certain, you won’t want to miss this towering public art […]

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Santa’s Village Finds New Home at Huntsville Historic Depot

Santa’s Village Finds New Home at Huntsville Historic Depot

Santa’s Village Finds a new Ho Ho Home! One of Huntsville’s favorite Christmas traditions, Santa’s Village will have a new home at the Huntsville Historic Depot. Opening November 23rd, guests will find all the magic of Santa’s Village from before with even more to explore! There will be more open spaces for kids to be […]

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Huntsville Celebrates History Month in October

Huntsville Celebrates History Month in October

October is Huntsville History Month Huntsville doesn’t just have space – it has history, as well. That history will be celebrated throughout the entire month of October as part of Huntsville History Month, a new campaign spearheaded by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Through this initiative, the CVB has curated a digital, […]

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Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Party Like It’s 1819! There are birthdays, and then there are big birthdays, the kind you plan ahead for – like the ones that have zeroes at the end.  And then there are really big birthdays, like the ones that have two zeroes on the end. Alabama’s gearing up for a really big birthday next […]

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Huntsville Aiming to Launch Thousands of Rockets, Dance in the Streets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Huntsville Aiming to Launch Thousands of Rockets, Dance in the Streets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Huntsville Aiming to Launch Thousands of Rockets, Dance in the Streets to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 On July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. at NASA’s Launch Pad 39A, Apollo 11’s five F1 engines on Nasa’s Saturn-V AS-506 rocket ignited to slowly lift three Americans and humankind’s dreams aboard the historic mission to the […]

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The Scoop on Rocket City Summer Fest

The Scoop on Rocket City Summer Fest

Rocket City Summer Fest 2018 Folks, summer is upon us and so the Rocket City Summer Fest! Rocket City Summer Fest is the annual event at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center that brings together the Huntsville community, alumni from Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, Robotics Camp, and the newly formed Cyber Camp, as well as […]

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