Exhibits & Annual Events

Don’t Drop the Ball on Your 2016 New Year’s Eve Plans in Huntsville

Don’t Drop the Ball on Your 2016 New Year’s Eve Plans in Huntsville

  Christmas is now behind us, and in a few short days you will be cheering “Happy New Year!” With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, you don’t want to drop the ball (corny, we know…but hopefully you love us for that) on making plans. You might be wondering what, if anything, would be open […]

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Your Huntsville Holiday Plans Simplified: 5 must-do events for every occasion

Your Huntsville Holiday Plans Simplified: 5 must-do events for every occasion

Editor’s Note: Information has been updated to accurately reflect 2016 events. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. All over the Rocket City, lights and trees and stars and Santas deck the halls, streets, parks, museums and more. Even if you live here, it’d be tough to take in everything, and if you’re only […]

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WARNING: New Science on Orbit exhibit will make you want to go to Space Camp

WARNING: New Science on Orbit exhibit will make you want to go to Space Camp

  Right now, even as you’re reading this, there are human beings living in space, conducting science on orbit of planet Earth.   Every moment of every day for the last 15 years, aboard the International Space Station or ISS for short, American astronauts and their counterparts from around the world have been living La Vida […]

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My Perspective: Why Huntsville’s Free Fall Walking Tours are a Must-Attend

My Perspective: Why Huntsville’s Free Fall Walking Tours are a Must-Attend

Free Walking Tours in Historic Five Points and Old Town Every historic Huntsville home has a story, or two. The best way to explore a town full of history like Huntsville is to hear (and see) it for yourself. The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau is once again sponsoring a free walking tour this fall in […]

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A must-see this fall: Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden

A must-see this fall: Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden

  Fall is in the air: light jackets, apple cider, pumpkin everything and scarecrows!   In the months of September and October, the Huntsville Botanical Garden puts those scarecrows front and center on the Scarecrow Trail.  This year the theme is “community professions,” and that’s what local artists, businesses and individuals brought with their creatures […]

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What to expect for Huntsville’s 2015 Monte Sano Art Festival

What to expect for Huntsville’s 2015 Monte Sano Art Festival

                                             Pottery by Stacy Morgan The 15th Annual Monte Sano Art Festival There’s a hint of chill in the air and the leaves are just starting to turn: that means it’s time for the Monte Sano Art […]

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Take a trip back in time at Burritt on the Mountain

Take a trip back in time at Burritt on the Mountain

Hands-on History lesson As school is back in session, Time Travel Adventure at Burritt on the Mountain is the perfect fun and educational activity to stimulate the mind…in a very fun way. See first hand what life was like before our precious technology and feel like a time travel machine! Throughout your journey, try to […]

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A billion (or so) reasons to be in Huntsville, Alabama for July 4th weekend

A billion (or so) reasons to be in Huntsville, Alabama for July 4th weekend

By Jessica Carlton   *Editor’s note: Dates, times, and other relevant event information has been updated in this blog to accurately reflect 2016 activities.   Ok. Ok. We don’t really have ONE BILLION reasons, but we have a lot of reasons we think you would have a blast (we can’t help the space puns) in […]

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Fun as Folk: Huntsville’s Cigar Box Guitar Festival

Fun as Folk: Huntsville’s Cigar Box Guitar Festival

By Sarah Lena   I’ve spent most of my life around singers and songwriters, as the daughter of a lead singer in a band. Although my father was employed through a major aerospace firm, his favorite hobby is – as he calls it – pickin’ and grinnin’, which meant there were at least two guitars […]

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Bucket List: Top Huntsville Races

  A special thanks to Gregg Gelmis of We Run Huntsville who kindly provided all the photos used in this post.   Are you a runner or a triathlete? Well you’re in luck! Huntsville has several events you should add to your bucket list of races. While we have a huge running and multisport community with races […]

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