Labor Day is here! Here’s a quick look at what’s open for business in Birmingham

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Swingin’ into the sunset at Topgolf Birmingham. Photo by Topgolf Birmingham via Facebook

You know the drill: it’s a 3-day weekend and you’ve made plans to take your out-of-town friends to your favorite spot in town. You get ready for the day, you get over to said place, aaaaand it’s closed for the holiday.

Don’t you wish you knew what was going to be open in advance?

Labor Day Plans = Sorted

Have no fear, I’m here with a quick rundown of popular spots in Bham that are open on Labor Day. And also a short list of those establishments that have also decided to take a holiday rest.

Open For Business
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This could be you if you go to The McWane Center on Labor Day! Photo from the McWane Center via Facebook

The McWane Science Center is fun for the kiddos (and the kid inside all of us). Check out Birmingham’s spot for iMax movies, interactive exhibits, dinosaurs and more. The homeschool day is still on as scheduled.

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The Vulcan Statue has the best view in Birmingham, and you can too if you visit Vulcan Park and Museum this Labor Day! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Vulcan Park and Museum is also open! The newly certified-sensory inclusive park is open to the public on Labor Day. You are free to check out the park and museum as usual, but note that there will be a “Ring a bell for the Rosies” event from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is also open to the public.

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Come on… no one can resist that cute face. Stop by The Birmingham Zoo and say hi to Scarlet, the red fox! Photo by The Birmingham Zoo via Facebook

The Birmingham Zoo will be open for regular business hours. Stop by for lions, tigers and bears, oh my! I kid. But seriously, people come from all over to visit the Birmingham zoo. See elephants, bears, jaguars and flamingos, just to name a few. Oh, did I mention dwarf goats? Because those guys are pretty dang cute!

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Your tee time is waiting at Topgolf Birmingham. Photo by Topgolf Birmingham via Facebook

Topgolf, one of Birmingham’s newer additions to the nighttime scene, will be open for regular hours (9 a.m. to 12 a.m.). Bring your friends and family to Topgolf in Uptown for a night of golf games, food and drinks.

Sorry, We’re Closed

A few of the fun Birmingham spots that will be closed on Labor Day:

  • Brat Brot (reopens for normal hours on Wednesday, 9/5)
  • Birmingham Museum of Art (reopens on Tuesday, 9/4)
  • Civil Rights Museum (reopens on Tuesday, 9/4)
  • The Woolworth (reopens on Tuesday, 9/4)
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens (reopens on Tuesday, 9/4)
  • Sloss Furnaces (reopens on Tuesday, 9/4)
  • The Essential (reopens on Tuesday, 9/4)
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Vulcan Park and Museum from the lookout of the vulcan statue. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Looking for more fun things to do today and the rest of the month? Check out this guide for Labor Day Weekend activities and this guide for September activities. 

I hope your favorite spot is open today! Have a great Labor Day, Bham! See you all back in action on Tuesday for a sweet 4-day week.

 

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