July 17, 2019
Welcome to Birmingham!
Thinking about attending the 2019 Southern Regional Assembly?
Here is a list of activities you and your family can enjoy together in the city of Birmingham, The Magic City.
Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
Richly detailed exhibits in the Civil Rights Institute reveal slices of black and white life in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present. A series of galleries tells the stories of daily life for African-Americans in the state and the nation and how dramatically different it was from the lives white people of that era took for granted.
Vulcan Park and Museum
Young and old. Modern and classic. It’s a fusion that makes Birmingham truly magical. At Vulcan Park and Museum, we’re a perfect blend of past and present, representing the spirit of our city. With breathtaking views of the city and a modern, yet timeless space for hosting, Vulcan Park and Museum holds distinction as a premier venue in Birmingham.
McWane Science Center
Four floors of hands-on exhibits and an IMAX Dome Theatre are all part of the fun of learning at McWane Science Center. Celebrating science and discovery, the exhibits include everything from dinosaurs to space travel. Play tunes with your feet on the Giant Piano, and learn about gravity with a daring ride on the High Cycle. Pet the sharks and stingrays in the Shark & Ray Touch Tank, and check out the Zoetrope for visual illusions of motion from still pictures.
Built in 1927, the Alabama Theatre is one of the nation’s last operating movie palaces, featuring first-run and revival films, concerts and other special events. It is one of the grand architectural accomplishments saved from the wrecking-ball fate of many others of that era. The “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ still rises from the orchestra pit and is often played to accompany silent films.
These are just some of the many attractions that Birmingham has to offer. Check out the links below for more options.
We hope you join us in the Magic City!
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