An art-deco inspired museum within the Carver Theater that honors jazz musicians with ties to the state like Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington. 

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
1631 4th Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203

An impressive collection of plants and charming curated gardens including a Japanese garden, vegetable garden, and the Southern Living garden make this one of the best outdoor strolls in Birmingham. Be sure to check out the charming Leaf and Petal gift shop. 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223

The struggles and triumphs of the civil rights movement are chronicled in this must-see museum, located across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church, the target of the 1963 tragic bombing that killed four girls.  

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

One of the finest museum collections in the Southeast, with more than 25,000 objects from around the globe, and a 30,000-square-foot sculpture garden.

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35203

Sealions, elephants, brown bears, and more in the heart of the city. A ride on their tree-top zipline and feeding the giraffes (select times) are a must. 

Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223

Fun for all ages, this state-of-the-art science museum is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. The Itty Bitty Magic City exhibit was built especially for toddlers. 

McWane Science Center
200 19th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

A former Dr. Pepper Syrup Plant that's been converted into cute shops and a Saturday morning farmer's market (in-season). 

Pepper Place Saturday Market
2829 2nd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35233