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Earlyworks Children's History Museum Huntsville

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Earlyworks Children's History Museum
404 Madison Street SE
Huntsville
AL
35801
Tel: 256-564-8100

Where are we going today?

Linked with the Huntsville Depot and the Alabama Constitution Village, the Earlywork's Children's Museum is a fun day out - especially for the little ones!

The Earlyworks Children's Museum is a place where kids can spend the day discovering, learning and getting creative - all through play! Yep - this is a museum where you won't see any "Do Not Touch" signs! Here, kids can pull, climb, touch, explore - and of course have a great time!

There is SO much for kids to enjoy at the Earlywork's Children's Museum in Alabama. They can hear stories from the Talking Tree, and get lost with characters in magical and faraway places.

Those musical little ones can play a turn on the larger than life instruments when they visit the Alabama bandstand, and those future engineers and construction geniuses can try their hand at building when they visit the Kidstruction Zone! What will YOU make today!

Think that's all? Nope! Kids can explore a 46ft Keelboat, and sail across the seas, or trade at the General Store. Fancy going back in time? Then kids might just want to try on some 1800s clothing at the federal house.

If you have little ones in the family at Pre-school, then they should head on over to Biscuit's Backyard, where they can explore and play in a touch and learn area that has been designed JUSE for them! They can play in the grocery store, enjoy the garden, splash around in the water table or even sing some karaoke!

How amazing does that sound! Learning doesn't always mean books, and that's evident at the Earlyworks Children's Museum - so let's get playing!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$5 Toddlers / $10
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 4pm Mon - Sat. Closed Mondays Sept to May

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Jan 1

Teachers corner

They love to offer a fresh new approach to history education, so why not enjoy the group discounts and take the kids down history lane with the field trips!.

I'm Hungry!

Grab something in the area before your visit, there are plenty of options! That way the kids can concentrate on learning and having fun, and not those rumbling tummies!.

Any Top Tips?

There are three museums associated with each other, so check out the combo ticket options to save money!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum if you have any questions!.

More information

You can celebrate your birthday at the museum! They can offer party time in the Picnic Room, admission, and even a puppet show!.

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    Hi, We took a day and went to Early Works with hopes of entertaining and 8 year old. Well, the museum was very nice and the people were VERY friendly, but I would not say go there for entertaining children. There is a room for 6 and under that is great for them, but I just can't give the museum more than three stars, especially for what we paid. This is just my opinion, but my girlfriend agreed with me that this is just not a very entertaining place to take the family. Don't plan on staying there long, the museum is very small compared to any other...Read More

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    Absolutely Fabulous!!

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    Earlyworks has several sections, biscuit's backyard is awesome for younger kids, lots of melissa and doug toys, a fishing pool, several farm themed areas. There is an area with large foam lego blocks and tinker toys, and a train table. The rest of the museum is dedicated to history. My 3 year old and one year old love the areas designed for them and obviously don't really give a hoot about Alabama history, but we still usually spend a few hours there when we go. The museum is small compared to big city children's museums, but there's still plenty...Read More

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    I took my four-year-old granddaughter there today and found it very disappointing. There were so many school groups that we were unable to enjoy the few things that are there. Someone turned on the talking tree for us, but the surrounding noise level from other rooms was so great we could not hear the story at all. I doubt I will be returning.

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by Kevin Harper

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Hi, We took a day and went to Early Works with hopes of entertaining and 8 year old. Well, the museum was very nice and the people were VERY friendly, but I would not say go there for entertaining children. There is a room for 6 and under that is great for them, but I just can't give the museum more than three stars, especially for what we paid. This is just my opinion, but my girlfriend agreed with me that this is just not a very entertaining place to take the family. Don't plan on staying there long, the museum is very small compared to any other place of this sort. I hate to sound negotive, maybe you will get more out of it than we did. Don't expect alot like we did. You can go through the entire museum in 45 minutes, and that is going very slow!
Have a great day!

by A Google User

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Earlyworks has several sections, biscuit's backyard is awesome for younger kids, lots of melissa and doug toys, a fishing pool, several farm themed areas. There is an area with large foam lego blocks and tinker toys, and a train table. The rest of the museum is dedicated to history. My 3 year old and one year old love the areas designed for them and obviously don't really give a hoot about Alabama history, but we still usually spend a few hours there when we go. The museum is small compared to big city children's museums, but there's still plenty to do for an afternoon. The crowds are minimal and the staff is friendly and helpful. I'd give it 5 stars if it was bigger.

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