Babypalooza’s weekly round-up of the best things to do with kids in Birmingham, May 14 – 20, 2023. Find fun family events near you including Storytime at the Gardens, “All Together Now” Summer Reading Kickoff, Party for the Planet: Endangered Species Day and Kids’ Crafts With Ms. Dee.
Birmingham Event Guide for Kids
Storytime at the Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ages 1 – 4
Each session begins with a captivating story, followed by an engaging craft activity, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Gardens. Weather permitting, the gathering takes place in the picturesque Southern Living Garden, but in case of inclement weather, the Garden Center provides a cozy alternative. This program is thoughtfully designed to cultivate a love for reading, nurture artistic expression, and foster an appreciation for gardening. By participating, children not only gain the benefits of outdoor exploration but also develop a deeper connection with nature.
“All Together Now” Summer Reading Kickoff
The day commences with a spirited Bike Parade, where participants can showcase their creativity by decorating their bikes, trikes, scooters, or skateboards. As they parade around the park, the attendees become the stars of the show, spreading joy and laughter. The festivities continue with the invigorating Beatin’ Path Rhythm Drum Circle, a rhythmic experience that will have participants moving to the beat. Before bidding farewell, attendees are encouraged to sign up for Summer Reading and collect their goodie bags, setting the stage for a summer brimming with literary adventures.
Party for the Planet: Endangered Species Day
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Free with paid admission
Throughout the day, visitors will embark on a journey around the zoo, discovering how the Birmingham Zoo collaborates with zoos, aquariums, and partners worldwide through AZA’s Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) programs. Interactive stations strategically placed throughout the zoo will highlight specific SAFE Species programs, shedding light on the vital work being done to safeguard animals in their native habitats. From captivating presentations to hands-on activities, participants will gain insights into the zoo’s commitment to conservation and learn actionable steps they can take to make a positive impact on endangered species, right from their own homes.
Kids’ Crafts With Ms. Dee
Publix GreenWise Market
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Led by the talented Ms. Dee, this event offers a delightful opportunity for kids to explore their artistic talents and bring their imaginations to life. From painting and drawing to making unique crafts using various materials, children will have a blast while learning new skills. Ms. Dee’s guidance and infectious enthusiasm create a welcoming environment that encourages self-expression and fosters a love for crafting.
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