Things to do in BIRMINGHAM with kids

Welcome to the largest city in Alabama! Yep – we’re talking about Birmingham! Whether you love the arts, history, nature, animals, or adventure, you will be sure to find something for the whole family in this amazing city.

History in Birmingham is rich, and prevalent.  There are some eye opening museums including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then there are insights into the historic culture of the city – like with the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame! Both amazing experiences for kids.

ROAR! The lions are waiting at Birmingham Zoo, one of the city’s most popular attractions with the weird and wonderful animals, and nature is waiting (over 1100 acres of it!) with the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. Hiking, birdwatching, and plenty of room to run and play!

Feeling creative? Take a trip to the Birmingham Children’s Theater for some very fun performances, or kids can be inspired by the Birmingham Museum of Art. Amazing!

Are you ready to take on this INCREDIBLY kids fun city!? We are!

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  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • McWane Science Center

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    (1 miles) Birmingham

    A nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, ...

  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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    (1 miles) Birmingham

    The ASHOF has over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN's list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever ...

  • The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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    (1 miles) Birmingham

    The museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of ...

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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    (1 miles) Birmingham

    Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks ...

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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    (1 miles) Birmingham

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham (BCRI) to become full participants in the city's government and business community.

  • Birmingham Childrens Theatre

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    (2 miles) Birmingham

    Professional theatre complex for children, with different theatres and performances on offer for different age groups. High profile productions most children will recognise.

  • Birmingham Zoo

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    (3 miles) Birmingham

    Over 122 acres of amazing zoo space for the whole family to explore, with over 950 animals waiting to say hi! Animal fun in Birmingham, Alabama!

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (3 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Stomp n Shout

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    (3 miles) Birmingham

    In the small and large zones there are physical and imagination play equipment, plus toys and games and a family friendly video arcade. They also offer educational camps with varying themes plus ...

  • Steel City Jump Park

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    (4 miles) Birmingham

    A bouncing day out in Birmingham with freestyle jump trampolines, dodgeball, basketball, and a toddler area too! Great for active kids of ALL ages!

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (5 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

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    (6 miles) Birmingham

    On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.

  • Adventure Park at Grants Mill

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    (6 miles) Irondale

    Amazing adventure in Alabama for those active kids over 4 years, with adventure courses, pedal karts, mini golf, and much more!

  • Funtime Skate Center of Fultondale

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    (7 miles) Fultondale

    Funtime Skate Center was established in November of 1985.Funtime Skate Center offers family entertainment for all ages!

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    (11 miles) Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • AirWalk Trampoline Arena

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    (11 miles) Birmingham

    Over 12,000 square feet of connected trampoline surface, where active kids can bounce, and even be a ninja!

  • TreeTop Family Adventure

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    (13 miles) Birmingham

    Go-karts, laser tag, water wars, mini bowling....just some of the attractions at this family adventure center in Alabama for active kids!

  • Oak Mountain State Park

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    (14 miles) Pelham

    Nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful Alabama state park, with trails, fishing, beaches, swimming, and even a golf course and petting farm!

  • Llamas Camps and Friends

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    (22 miles) Jasper

    Llamas, Camps, and Friends invite you to visit a working llama ranch in Goodsprings, Alabama. You can expirence first-hand, the calm and magic of the almost mystical llama. One of the many fun family ...

  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

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    (24 miles) Mc Calla

    Indoor activities include the Iron and Steel Museum and traditional crafts demonstrations, plus explore the cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill. Plenty of exploration outdoors too, plus a ...

  • Museum of George Washington

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    (26 miles) Columbiana

    A fascinating and educational collection of art and artifacts from the colonial period, through to 1865. Take the family on a journey through America's past, including items owned by Washington ...

  • The American Village

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    (26 miles) Montevallo

    Step back in time to the birth of our country by joining costumed historical interpreters in a village of living history. You will be able to witness significant events that led to the birth of the ...

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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    (29 miles) Calera

    Our museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, ...

  • DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park

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    (34 miles) Childersburg

    Great Alabama family fun with activities from gemstone panning, bumper cars to cool mazes! A great RV / camping park too

  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    (35 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world\'s premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, the first of its kind outside Germany. ...

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    (42 miles) Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    (42 miles) Blountsville

    Spring Valley Beach features fun for the entire family! Our park offers the best for a nice relaxing day and plenty of adventure for thrill seekers.

  • FunZone

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    (44 miles) Cullman

    FUNZONE�s newest attraction, Air It Out, has the latest, greatest inflatable equipment that is guaranteed to bring hours of fun. Our play area proves to be challenging, interactive and engaging for ...

  • Cullman County Museum

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    (46 miles) Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    (48 miles) Tuscaloosa

    The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games ...

  • Alabama Museum Of Natural History

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    (49 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ...

  • Childrens Hands On Museum Of Tuscaloosa

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    (49 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Three floors of fun, hands-on exhibits in Tuscaloosa for kids up to 13 years, where they are encouraged to touch, play and feel all day long!

  • The Bama Belle

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    (49 miles) Tuscaloosa

    A fun modern day replica of the grand paddlewheel riverboats which graced the nation's river ways in the early 1900's. A unique experience for kids to show them a bit of Deep South history!

  • Imagination Place

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    (57 miles) Gadsden

    Hands on exhibits and activities for children of all ages! An interesting and fun museum where imagination and creativity allow for a world of entertainment!