Alabama Tourism Department
EDUCATIONAL TOURISM PRODUCTS
- STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
A prime example is the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.Sites in 8 Alabama cities are listed.
Other history products
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum, Montgomery: This is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people from enslavement to mass incarceration.
The USS Alabama Battleship Park, Mobile: WWII Battleship, submarine and aircraft
Moundville Archaeological Park near Tuscaloosa: Moundville is one of the largest prehistoric Native American settlements in the U.S. Park operated by the University of Alabama
The Mobile Tensaw Delta, Mobile: Often called America’s Amazon. Wildnative tours offers a watercraft field trip and several land based educational tours. Ranging from 3rd grade to adult level educational tours.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Monroeville: One of the world’s best loved novels, is set in Monroeville, Alabama, where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee grew up just a few blocks from the old courthouse. Museum to Harper Lee and Truman Capote.
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery: The only museum dedicated to the lives and legacies of F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald in the world. The Firzgeralds live in Montgomery from 1931 until 1932, writing portions of their respective novels, Save Me the Waltz and Tender is the Night during their time in Montgomery. Their home is the museum’s location.
The Lyric Theatreand Alabama Theatre, Birmingham: Private tours for school groups are available that center on the history, restoration, and even a demonstration of the Alabama Theatre organ.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery: Schoofest, Camp Shakespeare and ASF Acting Academy. They also offer Broadway of the South: Musical Theatre Camp
STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville:All about STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, curriculum-based instruction. The ultimate field trip includes Hands on STEAM Lab with instructor.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham: Has the best and largest motorcycle collection in the world and stunning views of their race course. Guided Field Trips are available:
- Wheels of Technology fits Science, Technology, Math & Engineering studies
- Wheels in Motion is about math, science, social studies, technology and character education
- Rollling though Time is Social Studies focused
And after-hours activities include Build-a-bike and Design-a-Bike studies and challenges.
The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield:Where the Rolling Stones recorded, offers student tours where you can learn about the recording and mixing of sound.
The W.C. Handy Home, Florence:All about the Father of the Blues, W.C. Handy, who was the first to write down the blues and make it part of recording publishing. They offer school tours also.
The Jesse Owens Museum, Danville:This museum highlights the achievements of this OLYMPIC WINNER that defeated racism by winning while the Olympics was in Nazi Germany.
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