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Tue  - Sat 
9 AM - 4 PM
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Tours are at 
Tue - Sat
11 AM & 2 PM
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The Depot is Closed for a Special Event

Email: hsvearlyworks@huntsvilleal.gov

Phone: 256-564-8100

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Field Trips

The three museums that make up the EarlyWorks Family of Museums offer a fresh approach to history education with completely interactive galleries, costumed interpreters and grade specific hands-on field trip programming.  Located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum, the Huntsville Depot & Museum, and Alabama Constitution Hall Park allow students of all grades the opportunity to experience history first hand.  Every one of our field trips are correlated with teaching standards and offer a cross discipline approach, with activities that incorporate the use of drama, reading, student involvement, and lots of fun!

New Programs 

Depot Days Fall Festival

Offered Sep. 23rd - Oct. 4th

"FALL" INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH A FUN HISTORIC FESTIVAL! The Historic Huntsville Depot will host outdoor field games, music. old fashioned cooking, scarecrow making and tours of the Depot's most exciting exhibits from the Civil War to the height of America's railroad era. 

Designed for K through 5th grades. 

Folk Life Festival

Offered April 13th- 24th 2020

Constitution Hall Park announces the return of its most popular program, Folklife Festival! This two-week event immerses children in the frontier days of Alabama. Community partners join our education team to display hands-on trades, skills and activities that were common place 200 years ago. Learn to spin wool, use the cabinet maker's tools and listen to the folk music filling the air. This exciting program is only offered for a limited time, so be sure to book your class today!

Designed for ALL AGES

Holiday Programs 

December is an excellent month to celebrate! Take a journey across the globe to experience different cultures and traditions. Discover European Christmas traditions that take place in the snow and then fly to Australia where all of December is a summer holiday! Play Dreidel to learn about Hanukkah and learn the story behind Kwanzaa and why it is celebrated around Christmas time. Not only do we explore diverse cultures, but we also uncover some of Alabama’s favorite holiday activates. This program is sure to be one of your new holiday traditions!

Available: November 25th - December 20th

Celebrate Around the World

404 Madison St 

EarlyWorks Children's Museum 

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The elves have taken over Santa’s Village and they are looking for new recruits. Learn what it takes to be part of Santa’s finest team by testing everything Santa’s Village has to offer. Play reindeer games, hear a story from Mrs. Clause and learn what it takes to be a fully fledged elf.  Santa visits at night, so every student receives a free voucher to return during any evening at Santa’s Village to see how their elvish efforts paid off!

Available: November 25th - December 20th

Elf University at Santa's Village

320 Church St. 

Historic Huntsville Depot

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Pre K - 1st Grade Programs 

Come along Explorers, and join EarlyWorks’ newest friend, Camellia the black bear. She is one of Alabama’s mascots and will take you on a journey through our state. This fun-filled program for early learners includes playtime in Biscuit’s backyard, a fun art activity, storybook reading and so much more. 

-Not available in December

Available: All year 

Camellia's Clubhouse

404 Madison St 

EarlyWorks Children's Museum 

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All aboard for this interactive playtime program! Your students will discover trains and transportation with hands-on experiences and immersive exhibits. Kids get to explore our “Little Toot’s Imagination Station,” sit in the driver’s seat of Huntsville’s first hook and ladder fire truck and explore Huntsville’s first train depot. This program is perfect for early learners that love to play and explore. 

-Not Available September 23rd - October 4th 

Available: All Year

Little Toot’s Imagineers

320 Church St. 

Historic Huntsville Depot

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1st - 3rd Grade Programs 

Take a step away from history books and into our village square to discover the people living and working in Huntsville, AL in 1819. These makers and shakers were able to build a city without the modern conveniences we enjoy today. Children will learn about how people made clothes, built houses, shared information and joined together as a community in Alabama’s largest city. This program includes a blacksmith presentation, craft activities, dancing, woodworking and so much more!

-Not available April 13th - April 24th

Available: All Year

Makers and Shakers 

109 Gates Ave 

Alabama Constitution Hall Park

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Constitution Hall Park announces the return of its most popular program, Folklife Festival! This two-week event immerses children in the frontier days of Alabama. Community partners join our education team to display hands-on trades, skills and activities that were common place 200 years ago. Learn to spin wool, use the cabinet maker’s tools, and listen to the folk music filling the air. This exciting program is only offered for a limited time, so be sure to book your class today! All Ages

Available: April 13th - April 24th

Folk Like Festival

109 Gates Ave 

Alabama Constitution Hall Park

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2019 is Alabama’s 200th birthday! Help commemorate our bicentennial with a fun field trip at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum! The festivities will include music, games, playtime and exciting lessons about how Alabama became a state. Students will explore our hands-on exhibits to learn how to celebrate like it’s 1819!

-Not available in December

Available: All Year

Happy Birthday Alabama

404 Madison St 

EarlyWorks Children's Museum 

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3rd Grade & Above Programs 

Go on a time journey to 1819 as Alabama becomes the 22nd state of the Union. First stop, Constitution Hall Park! Gather in the room where 44 delegates met to draft Alabama’s first constitution. The United States was still a work in progress as it aimed to be “a more perfect union.” Learn about Alabama’s diverse history and how its first constitutional convention put America on the path to what it is today.

-Not available April 13th - April 24th

Available: All Year

Making an American State

109 Gates Ave 

Alabama Constitution Hall Park 

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Discover African American history in Alabama and beyond through this community-driven program. Students will explore African cultures through music and historic artifacts. The lives of African Americans who were held in slavery are explored through living spaces, clothing, and tools. Students jump forward in time to follow the path of reconstruction, civil rights marches and the fight for equality. Through exhibits, art, and activities, this program gives children a glimpse of the hardships African Americans encountered and the great accomplishments they have made.

-Not available in December 

Available: All Year

This Road We've Traveled 

404 Madison St 

EarlyWorks Children's Museum 

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Travel back in time to the 1860’s and experience life as a Civil War soldier. Students will engage with marching drills, battlefield surgery techniques, haversack inspections, spy techniques and camp style cooking. Costumed interpreters share their knowledge of the Civil War as students move to different areas of the camp. This 2-hour program will bring history to life in a way that your students will never forget.

Available: March 1st - August 31

Civil War Encampment

320 Church St 

Historic Huntsville Depot 

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Contact Us About Your Next Field Trip Today!

404 Madison St. HUntsville, AL 35801

ewreservations@huntsvilleal.gov  |  Tel: 256-564-8124

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