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Things To Do With Kids in Huntsville

The hometown of American space flight, Huntsville is where the past and future come to life. The “Rocket City” in northern Alabama boasts rich history, beautiful scenery and wide variety of family-friendly attractions from the peak of Monte Sano Mountain to the lush Tennessee River Valley below. Learn more about the third-largest city in Alabama as you plan your action-packed family vacation to Huntsville.

Huntsville is widely known for rockets and space exploration, but did you know it is also home to a wide variety of natural wonders to explore as well? Check out some of the most exciting attractions for kids across Huntsville like:

  • Explore the natural beauty downtown in Big Spring International Park
  • Learn about the history of space flight at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • Hike the Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain
  • Meet a zebra, ostrich or buffalo at the Harmony Park Safari nature preserve
  • Dive into nature on the trails of the Land Trust of North Alabama

With art, shopping and restaurants galore, there’s something for everyone to love in Huntsville. Check out some of the best kid-friendly activities including:

  • Peruse the many exhibits at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
  • Shop and dine in style at Bridge Street Town Center
  • Check out a game or concert at the Von Braun Center
  • See a fantastic show at Theater Huntsville
  • See a great new movie at Monaco Pictures
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Oh the sights you’ll see in Huntsville! With beaches, hikes to beautiful vistas and much more, everyone will love these cheap things to do with kids in Rocket City:

  • Take the three-day Space Geek tour exploring sights across Huntsville
  • Hit the beach for a day of fun in the sun at Joe Wheeler State Park
  • Enjoy rides and attractions at Southern Adventures theme park
  • Cast a line for bass, bream and a variety of other fish at the Ditto Landing Marina
  • Swing by Big Spring International Park for Movies and Concerts in the Park
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Whether your kids love classic activities like going to the zoo and arcade or more adventurous things to do like obstacle courses and throwing axes, they will be right at home in Huntsville. Save some room for dessert after exploring Huntsville with the kids:

  • Meet exotic animals at Harmony Park Safari nature preserve
  • Test your agility at the Ninja Obstacle Academy
  • Hit the bulls eye at the Rockaxe City Throwing Club
  • Beat your high score at Pints and Pixels Arcade
  • Save room for a tasty dessert at Three Scoops
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Exploring Huntsville with a large group is easy with public art, parks and much more. Get ready to make some amazing memories with your family with these kid-approved group attractions in Huntsville:

  • Grab a map at the Huntsville Visitor Center and walk the SPACES Sculpture Trail
  • Cool off in the jumping-jets at Bicentennial Park
  • Pack a picnic and take a relaxing stroll along the Green Mountain Nature Trail
  • Race to the finish line at Veloce Indoor Speedway
  • Team up to win at the Escape Room Huntsville and Escape Pod

Huntsville is packed with fun and educational attractions the whole family will love. From historic homes and modern art to interactive exhibits and Space Camp, learn a little with these fun learning experiences for kids:

  • Go to Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • Tour the homes across one of the many Historic Districts
  • Admire the beautiful works at the Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Honor America’s greatest heroes at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
  • Learn and play at the Earlyworks Children’s Museum

After your inspiring journey through the space race and walks through nature, let the kids explore their creative side with one of the many art classes in Huntsville. Check out some of the best creative arts classes for kids:

  • Paint a keepsake to bring home with you from Pinot’s Palette Huntsville
  • Take a drawing lesson at Artistic Minds
  • Step into the spotlight at Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater
  • Learn a new instrument at Early Childhood Music
  • Try a few new moves during a dance lesson at The Little Gym of Huntsville

Rain or shine, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Huntsville. Explore some of the most exciting ways to have fun indoors with kids like:

  • Reach for the skies on the trampolines at Pump It Up of Huntsville
  • Get vertical during an afternoon of rock climbing at Athletic Club Alabama
  • Take a cooking lesson at Belle Chevre
  • Race around the rink at Benton H. Wilcoxon Ice Complex
  • Visit a textile mill turned DIY music and arts space, Lowe Mill