Spring has Sprung
It’s always a great time to visit Vulcan Park & Museum with your family (see here). However, spring is an especially great time with all kinds of fun upcoming events planned for adults and children alike. And bonus! In case you haven’t heard, Vulcan Park is now sensory inclusive!
Hikes for Tykes
I’m personally really excited about the Hikes for Tykes series that Vulcan does in partnership with Fresh Air Family. These hikes occur the first Saturday of each month (from March through October) from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. It’s specifically tailored to preschool-age children, but all are welcome.
The activity changes monthly! For example, Fresh Air Family naturalist Carl Sloan recently led preschool children and their families on a discovery hike looking for all that crawls or creeps just beneath the soil. Roly-polys, slimy salamanders, worms, and bugs can all be found along the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail.
This event is free with a suggested donation of $5.00 per family.
Vulcan’s Going Green
Green for Girl Scouts, that is. Troops and individual Girl Scouts are invited to Girl Scouts: Going Green at Vulcan on April 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. A portion of this program will take place on Vulcan Trail, where participants will locate plant species and minerals to create their very own nature-inspired art. Then in the Vulcan Center Museum, scouts will learn about Birmingham’s industrial history while comparing historical and modern art-making techniques. In addition to earning Vulcan’s Going Green patch, scouts will also complete the steps to earn the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator and Junior Outdoor Art Explorer badges! The cost is $12.00 per scout and $5.00 per chaperone. You can register for it here.
Walkin’ in Memphis (er . . . Birmingham!)
Did you know Vulcan sponsors a series of walking tours each spring through various historical Birmingham neighborhoods? Next up: a walking tour through Five Points South (April 13th and 14th). Tickets can be purchased here. And you can sign up for the Avondale walking tour on May 4th by purchasing tickets here.
Alabama Justice and Terminal Station Exhibits
In conjunction with Alabama’s bicentennial, be sure to check out the traveling Alabama Justice exhibit in the museum now through May 9th. This interactive exhibit tells the stories of eight Alabama-based, landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases, as well as profiles three U.S. Supreme Court Justices from our state.
Beginning May 17th through the year’s end, Vulcan will host Terminal Station: Birmingham’s Great Temple of Travel exhibit. This exhibit will follow the story of Birmingham’s Terminal Station and the golden age of travel in Birmingham from 1909-1969.
Mark Your Calendar
And last but not least: mark your calendar for Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Stay tuned to Birmingham Moms Blog as we’ll have ALL the scoop!