Between work, getting the kids to school, and all of the craziness that is life It is sometimes difficult to find the time to spend what I refer to as “entertainment time” with the family. Although life makes it challenging to do this, that challenge also makes the time spent with family all the more pleasant. What better way to get the most out of family time than a family adventure?
The Earlyworks Children's History Museum
The Earlyworks Children’s Museum is an interactive museum that allows children to explore not only the museum but also their minds. The entire museum is an exploration area where kids can touch, climb and play. The museum has interactive history displays where kids can learn about our state’s past and even sign the Alabama Constitution! Children love to hear the museum’s talking tree tell stories, and Biscuit’s Backyard is a Mecca for the preschool crowd.
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
If you have lived in Huntsville for any amount of time then you have no doubt been to the Space and Rocket Center, but can you really ever go too many times? USSRC has both permanent exhibits like Rocket Park, Science in Orbit, and Saturn V Hall as well as temporary exhibits. Having both permanent and temporary exhibits ensures that visitors are never disappointed with a visit to the center. This is always a winner with adults and children alike.
Alabama Constitution Village
If the weather is nice and you would prefer an outside adventure, consider Earlywork’s Constitution Village. The open air museum that is a complete recreation of what life was like in 1819. The museum contains eight buildings; a law office, a printing shop, a post office, a surveyor’s office, and a woodworker’s shop as well as a personal residence. The museum is idea for anyone interested in history.
Altitude Trampoline Park
Altitude Trampoline Park is the perfect activity for the active, thrill-seekers in the family. Altitude offers specific times that are exclusive to families and younger children “Toddler Time” is held Monday-Saturday from 10am-1pm. Toddler TIme is exclusively for parents and children 6 and under, and discounts are available. Friday Night Frenzy is from 7pm-10pm, tweens can jump for 3 hours for $16.95. Also, Teen Night is every Saturday night from 8-11pm and teens can jump for three hours for $16.95! Check out their website for more events and information.
Up a Creek Indoor Family Adventures
A local family owned Huntsville exclusive, Up a Creek is an indoor adventure facility for rainy days or the outdoor-averse. A climbing wall with 3 levels of difficulty offers a variety of difficulties for any skill level. A simulated surfing machine gives kids a chance to test their wave riding skills. The facility offers walk-in adventures and party packages.
These are only a few of the family adventures that Huntsville has to offer. Whether your family is seeking an active adventure or a more passive experience there is something for you. Click on any of the options above to go to their website for more information.
By: Josh Holland
Josh Holland is a writer who currently studies writing and literature at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Previously, Josh attended the University of North Alabama in Florence where he also studied writing. While attending UNA, Josh had articles published in both SET Magazine and The Flor-Ala. Josh was also published in the UNA Lights and Shadows Literary Arts Magazine, which focuses on fiction. Josh has experience as a video editor, and often writes scripts for online, text-based video content.Posted by Matt Curtis on