Plan Your Visit
Looking for a place to let your kids’ imaginations run free or step into the past to learn about Alabama’s rich history? Visit one of the EarlyWorks Museums.
We highly recommend purchasing advance tickets during special events and themed weekends as well as busy holidays such as spring and winter breaks. On most days purchasing tickets at the front desk will not be an issue.
Yes, you may bring your stroller or wagon for your convenience.
Vending: There are a few snack and drink choices in the gift shop.
Picnics: Pack a lunch and enjoy dining al fresco at Alabama Constitution Hall Park on Gates Avenue across the street from EarlyWorks Children’s Museum or dedicated areas inside the museum. Space is limited in the eating areas inside EarlyWorks Children’s Museum.
Off-campus dining: Downtown Huntsville has options to satisfy a variety of your family’s cravings. Your admission is good for the whole day so enjoy dining in a nearby restaurant then show your receipt for reentry.
Yes, you may bring your own food into the museum. We have a limited number of tables where eating is acceptable. Food is not allowed in the gallery.
Yes, special weekends are included in a membership, unless the event description mentions separate tickets or the event is after hours. All special weekends during regular museum hours are included in memberships and are subject to all discounts.
There is metered parking across the street on Gates Avenue as well as Fountain Circle behind EarlyWorks Children’s Museum. There is often available parking in the garage on Fountain Circle.
There is something of interest for several age ranges from the time they become toddlers until at least 12 years old.
To visit the museum, you must be accompanied by a child. Unaccompanied adults might be more interested in Alabama Constitution Hall Park. If you would like to visit Earlyworks Children’s Museum, please call ahead to make prior arrangements with a member of EW staff.
The splash pad on the corner of Fountain and Williams is run by the City of Huntsville, not EarlyWorks Museums. For questions regarding the splash pad, please call: (256) 883-3700
Yes, discounted tickets must be purchased at the admissions desk when you arrive. EarlyWorks Children’s Museum does not currently sell discounted tickets or tickets with Reciprocal Network benefits online. If you are not sure if your children’s museum participates in the program, the Association of Children’s Museums provides a comprehensive online list.
Yes, the Camellia Room at EarlyWorks Children’s Museum is located across from the restrooms on the South side of the building.
Each person entering EarlyWorks Children’s Museum grants the museum permission to photograph, videotape, record, or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of that person and all accompanying minors, without compensation, for the museum’s marketing efforts. If you do not wish to participate, please ask the front desk for a red wristband to opt-out.
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Some Adventures Are Worth Repeating!
Experience the FUN all year long when you become a member of the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum! Perks include: