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Places to Go

Alabama

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Below is an alphabetical list of places throughout Alabama offering educational opportunities to children and families.  If you would like to narrow your search to places in your area, please enter your city in the search box. If you know of a great place to go, please let us know so we can share it with other homeschoolers!

For a complete list of museums in Alabama, visit the Alabama Museums Association website.

Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art reaches over 20,000 students and adults each year with exciting and engaging tours and educational experiences. All of their tours are suitable for both children and adults and are 60 minutes in duration, unless otherwise noted. Student Tours correlate with the Alabama Courses of Study in visual art, social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. (Birmingham)

Children's Museum of the Shoals

The Children's Museum of the Shoals offers a variety of school programs and resources that enrich the students' cultural and social education. Each visit is unique and participatory. Children's interpretation and observation skills will be strengthened through dialogue and exhibit activities.  Homeschoolers may participate in CMOS's field trip programs with a minimum of 20 students. (Florence)

Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (CHOM) is where children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit.  Learning through play is what their exhibits are all about, and you are encouraged to touch, feel and play in the exhibits.  Three floors of fun wait for families and school groups, too.  With 21 exhibits, CHOM offers newborns through age 13 a fabulous place just for them!  Exhibits, special events, holiday celebrations and parties are all waiting at CHOM! (Tuscaloosa)

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is equipped to complement home school groups’ science and natural history curriculum.  They treat home school programs at Ruffner Mountain like a family program.  There are many programs and different grade levels to choose from. (Birmingham)

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