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
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.