Looking for stuff to do on Spring Break? Here’s a list of events

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Spring Break is almost here for many Tennessee Valley school children and that means parents may be looking for family activities.  WHNT News 19 took action to find some upcoming entertainment options and here’s what we found…

SAND-tastic Work of Wonder

Huntsville Botanical Garden will invite artists from the Sand Sculpture Company to create over-sized sand art in the Garden, with a nod to its 2014 exhibit, Alice’s Garden of Wonders. The event runs March 22nd – 29th and visitors will be able to see the sand creations come to life up-close, as well as participate in interactive family activities.

Carving begins March 22nd and will finish March 29th, providing something new for visitors to see each and every day.

Raptor Show

On Wednesday, March 26th, the Southeastern Raptor Center will arrive for two shows at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Shows will be $2 plus “garden admission” for non-members. Visitors will be able to see the birds soar and also learn about the animals and conservation efforts.  See WHNT’s coverage of the 2013 visit.


Sci-Quest will offer a number of “Spring Break” camps for children of all ages eager to engage with science creatively. Topics include “Flights of Fancy,” “It’s Electric,” and “CSI.” There’s also a “Spring Break Challenge” offering a new science task for visitors to master each day. Parents can register children through the Sci-Quest website (linked above.) Sci-Quest also offers early drop-off and late pick-up for busy families or parents who may have to work.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain 

WHNT News 19 sponsors “Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain” at Burritt on the Mountain starting March 22nd and running through September 1st. The event brings the Alabama Gold Rush of 1830 to life and gives guests the opportunity to learn in a hands-on way. Guests will build cabins out of small logs and experience the rough-and-tumble life of a prospector. This adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning! Call (256) 536-2882 or visit burrittonthemountain.com for more information.

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