McWane Sciene Center - 200 19th Street North
Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, 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-inspiring aquarium.
Tickets – Adults: $11 Kids(2-12) & Senior Citizens(65+): $8 Under 2′s: FREE
The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame - 2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Over the last thirty-five years, the ASHOF has become the benchmark for other Sports Museums across the country, with 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 Louis, Willie Mays, and Carl Lewis.
Tickets – Families $14
Birmingham Zoo - 2630 Cahaba Road
The Birmingham Zoo is Alabama’s most popular attraction, drawing more than 500,000 visitors annually. Approximately 750 animals of 250 species call the 122-acre Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, kangaroos and endangered species from six continents.
Tickets – Adults: $12 + Tax Kids: 2 – 12 years old – $7 + tax, no family ticket avaialable??
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center - 1214 81st Street South
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is a 1,011 acre natural oasis located on one of the last undeveloped stretches of the Red Mountain ridge known as Ruffner Mountain. Just a 10 minute escape from downtown Birmingham, AL, feels like a world away. Enjoy a short stroll or explore the mountain for an all day adventure. Miles of peaceful forested trails with surprising biodiversity, wetlands teaming with wildlife, remnants of our past mining history, and spectacular views from several overlooks await those who venture out.
Tickets: Suggested donation of $2 per person is greatly appreciated
Rickwood Field - 1137 Second Avenue West
Built in 1910 for in the city’s then-professional baseball team, the Coal Barons, Rickwood Field is being restored to look the way it did in its 1940s heyday, all the way down to the hand-operated scoreboard. Wearing old-time uniforms, the Birmingham Barons play the annual Rickwood Classic. Baseball greats who played at Rickwood include Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Birmingham’s own Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the big leagues. Rickwood was also home to the Birmingham Black Barons Negro League team, which brought the likes of Satchel Paige, Piper Davis and local teenage phenomenon Willie Mays to play here.
Tickets: I can’t find any info on the website with regards to admission prices.
Vulcan Park – 1701 Valley View Drive - At the time of posting the website is down
Visitors to Vulcan Park can enjoy a picnic on the grounds, view an art exhibit at the Linn Henley Gallery, and enjoy a panoramic view of Birmingham’s skyline.
Hobbies & Activities category: Children’s activities; Provincial or municipal park; Standalone sculpture, statue or fountain; Towers, monuments, observation deck
Tickets: Adults: $6 Kids: $4 Under 4′s: FREE
The Southern Museum of Flight - 4343-73rd Street North
The Southern Museum of Flight is dedicated to presenting civilian, military, and experimental aircraft and memorabilia from the earliest history of powered flight. The 68,000 square foot facility houses over 75 aircraft, as well as engines, models, artifacts, photographs, and paintings. In addition, the Southern Museum of Flight is home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame with over 65 biographical plaques presenting Alabama aviation history through collective biography.
Tickets - Adults: $7 Senior Citizens & Students : $6 Get free admission for a year with a $30 Family Membership
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