A friend and I took three children, ages 1-3, to the gallery for its grand opening May 19. The kids had a great time building sculptures out of Styrofoam cuts and pipe cleaners and jellyfish from domed plastic cup lids. The gallery has special events quite often: a book reading every third Saturday of the month and soap sculpting every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in June.
The entire concept is a great idea: A place where kids can play, have fun and learn — and of course, be loud — in what is normally such a calm environment. Just let them run themselves out, and then maybe the whole family can enjoy some Inuit art from Canada.
When: Open during normal museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, second floor next to Oscar’s Cafe, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. (formerly 2000 8th Ave. N.), Birmingham