Things to do in Alabama with kids
Sweet Home Alabama…where the skies are so blue! We could tell you fun facts about Alabama, like how it’s the peanut capital of the world (true fact!), but instead we might just tell you about the very cool water parks, incredible natural wonders, fascinating zoos and farms, and museums galore that you can enjoy as a family!
Water World or Splash Adventure Water Park will make a splash in your day (especially when you try the new 3 storey zip line!) Did you know that Alabama has some of the most incredible natural wonders in the country? Just try visiting Cathedral Caverns State Park and you’ll see why!
Animals lovers will get a thrill out of the many animal attractions in the state, such as the popular Birmingham Zoo, and the beautiful tiger rescue park of Tigers For Tomorrow.
What do dinosaurs, motorsports and George Washington have in common? They all featured in museums across the state! In the Anniston Museum of National History, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Museum of George Washington. (But we’re pretty sure George Washington never met a real dinosaur…)
So enjoy your time in what became the 22nd state! Sweet Day Out Alabama!
New to the South, Owa is a brand new theme park which finally gives Alabama the thrills it has been waiting for with 21 rides!
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 500 exotic species of animals, open year round!
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!
An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.
Penetrate the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all!
Experience wildlife up close at this drive through nature preserve of free-ranging exotic and endangered animals in Huntsville!
Learn about the marine environment around Alabama at this family aquarium with over 100 species on display!
Water fun in Alabama for the whole family, with thrilling slides, fun kiddie areas, and picnic areas too in the largest pool in the Southeast!
A large open air water park in Alabama with many exciting features for big kids and parents! There is even a special section for the little ones too!
Ready to take on 20 acres of water fun!? This family friendly Alabama water park has attractions for the entire family - any age!
So much family water fun in this Alabama water park, with thrilling slides, interactive play areas, a maze, and a super huge multi level play area!
Hands on exhibits and activities for children aged 2 to 10 years! An interesting and fun museum where imagination and creativity allow for a world of entertainment!
Featuring 7,000 artifacts, Berman Museum offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures from around the world
Children's Museum Shoals offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of kids
Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.
A fun, hands-on and educational experience with over 150 science related interactive exhibits!
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!
A historic museum in Guntersville, Alabama with FREE admission, offering great exhibits including natural history and life in the 1800s
Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum where kids can learn through play and discovery!
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.
"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 priceless. "
A fascinating museum with the most complete collection of Hank Williams memorabilia located in Montgomery where Hank once lived!
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!
Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND fun family day out!
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 Vroom all the way to Alabama!
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 art, considered the finest and most comprehensive in....
For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of history's best known, and some of our region's bes....
The Mooseum is a unique museum where kids and adults can learn more about the Alabama beef cattle industry!
The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The Museum's own 2,522-piece permanent collection also forms....
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 himself.
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 with us.
A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!
The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football and it's greatest coach - Paul W Bryant!
Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits exploring the Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, & the Ice Age at this Alabama Museum of Natural History!
A facility dedicated to the preservation of railroad history, with free self-guided tours and exhibits, plus ride on one of the historic locomotives!
The Museum of East Alabama houses over 5,000 artifacts exploring local, state and general history.
The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile ,Alabama!
A railroad museum operating standard & narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, railroad artifacts & memorabilia, & an outdoor collection of locomotives
The museum honors great Alabama jazz artists, such as Nat King Cole & Duke Ellington, & celebrates the music that made them famous.
Indoor fun in Hoover for kids up to 12 years, with sensory nights, soft play, toddler area and more!
Let's Play Huntsville offers indoor play fun for kids up to 12 years, with sensory play, toddler area & birthday parties!
A fun kids indoor playcenter in Birmingham for kids up to 12 years, with sensory play, toddler area and parties!
An amazing 750 acres of biking, hiking, golf and even a water park! Year round ice skating too! Great Alabama fun for the family.
A fun day out in Alabama collecting shark teeth, fishing, swimming, canoeing and fossil hunting, take your pick! By appointment only.
From toddlers to pros, these Alabama BMX tracks are suitable for all skill levels, but will give you just the same amount of adrenaline rush!
Kayaking the Bon Secour River is a unique experience! They say it's not about the float, it's about the river - the beautiful, peaceful, mysterious, historic river where wildlife, peace and adventure meld together.
Go-karts, laser tag, water wars, mini bowling....just some of the attractions at this family adventure center in Alabama for active kids!
Family fun in Alabama with go-karts, mini golf, bumper rides, big thrills and kiddie fun too! Year round fun for all ages!
Active kids get ready! With Go-karts, bumper boats, water wars and a host of other attractions, it's family fun for your day out here in Alabama!
Visit the Gulf Coast's ONLY active volcano, as you enjoy go-karts, coasters, kiddie rides, bumpers, and arcades! Only in Orange Beach!
A bouncing day out in Birmingham with freestyle jump trampolines, dodgeball, basketball, and a toddler area too! Great for active kids of ALL ages!
Take on a mission with Tagtical Laser Tag, this amazing activity for active kids in Alabama. Great for kids 5 and up!
Hot Wheels Skating Center is 21,000 sq ft of skating space, with public skate sessions, and parties!
Over 12,000 square feet of connected trampoline surface, where active kids can bounce, and even be a ninja!
Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures too - amazing Alabama nature!
Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activi....
Explore this national monument cave in Alabama that was once home to prehistoric people, with history and outdoor adventure waiting for the family!
The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.
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.
Set among numerous lakes, trails, gardens, and pavilions, you will find some of our nation's best cultural destinations, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.
Nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful Alabama state park, with trails, fishing, beaches, swimming, and even a golf course and petting farm!
Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!
Features include a STARLAB Planetarium, live animal exhibits, native plants garden. Experience firsthand the natural environment and the interrelationships governing our living world.
Gulf State Park is located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, where you will be greeted by white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells.
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 wooded miniature train ride.
Nature AND history in Dothan, with an 1890s Wiregrass Farmstead, boardwalk, nature trail, planetarium, interpretive center, and special events!
They have been fishing for crappie on this lake for over 30 years, so if you want a guide service that offers a day filled with fun and great fishing action these are your guys!
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!
See Dolphins Surf & Jump!! Guaranteed!!! As we embark on our 1 1/2 HOUR journey into the INLAND WATERS, we will witness some of the most spectacular scenes ever imagined.
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. Factory Tours (available by reservation - please cal....
A full service fishing charter that offers full and half day charters for bottom fishing, trolling, and billfishing aboard a state-of-the-art, 36 foot Topaz boat which will accommodate up to six people.
Fascinating underground tours through some of the most amazing natural formations in the country, including a frozen waterfall and a 45ft high stalagmite! Kids can also pan for gems - great Alabama family fun!
Great roller skating for the family in Alabama, with cosmic skating, and room for the little ones!
A fun skate center in Mobile with open skating and birthday parties, with fun extra events like family skate night!
Rollerskating fun with open skate, birthday parties, fun events, and great family fun in Mobile!
Roller Skating fun for the whole family, as well as bumper cars, rock wall, laser tag, a gyro chair, and lots of family fun in Dothan!
In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen.
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 offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past ....
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.
Transport back to 1819 at this historic Alabama museum, where kids can dress up, learn, and spend the day 200 years in the past!
A hands-on science center with more than 100 permanent, interactive exhibits in 7 different subject areas.
From incredible artifacts of our nation's space program, to hands-on interactive exhibits and space travel simulators, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center experience is unlike any other. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things....
Meet history and nature at this museum site where one can experience the Lost Realm of the Black Warrior and the spirit of the outdoors with the site's nature trail and Black Warrior River.
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 nation and explore recreations of historical sites, ....
Learning about history has never been so fun with the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. A beautiful reminder of our heroes.
Learn about Helen Keller and experience her environment in authentic fashion with plentiful artefacts and memorabilia in this historic home in Alabama
A significantly historical and architectural experience bound to captivate kids' imaginations and educate the curious. ALso bird sanctuary, campground and beach.
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 are in the ASHOF: Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Loui....
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, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-i....
Old Alabama Town is a collection of authentically restored 19th and 20th century structures. A place where people of all ages have fun learning about Central Alabama's history, architecture and lifestyles of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as an historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous bus boycott. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Montgomery for kids.
Classic drive-in theater fun in Alabama, where one admission gets you a double bill! With mini golf too!
Professional theatre complex for children, with different theatres and performances on offer for different age groups. High profile productions most children will recognise.
Great kids fun in Alabama with mini golf, go-karts, and inflatable play area for those little ones!
Great Alabama family fun with activities from gemstone panning, bumper cars to cool mazes! A great RV / camping park too
18 holes of indoor putting with each hole themed around great American landmarks. Black light night games also available!
Enjoy bowling fun at Frank's with bowling lanes, arcade, party fun and more!
Ahoy, Mateys! Whether ye be an old salt or a young buccaneer, climb aboard with the crew at Pirate's Island and enjoy some mini golf adventure!
Great bowling fun for the family in Foley, with special events, birthday parties, leagues and even laser tag!
Spend your day solving mysteries, finding clues, following unique storylines, cracking codes, and trying to break the room's lock within 60 minutes!
Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages including golf courses, bumper cars, climbing wall and more!
A family friendly RV park located in scenic Ozark, Alabama, with ponds, waterfalls, a swimming pool and great amenities!