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We have something for everyone, and we hope to see you soon!

 


Nov 23, 24 – 5 Rivers will be closed. 

5 Rivers will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen Nov 25 at 8am.

 

Nov 19:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.

 

Nov 20 – Volunteer Training for Smithsonian Exhibit “Water/Ways”

If you are 18 or over, have good people skills and enjoy meeting new people and learning new things, we are looking for you!  Volunteer Training is from 10am-3pm, and includes lunch.  You will be trained to be a docent and tour guide for all ages.  After training, must be able to commit to at least three shifts from 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm during the week and on weekends while the exhibit is at 5 Rivers (Nov 25-Jan 5). Registration required, contact Shonda.Borden@dcnr.alabama.gov for additional information.

 

Nov 21:  10am-11am:  5 Rivers StoryTime “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvanoa

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts. This week’s story is close to Thanksgiving – and what is a turkey to do?!

 

Nov 25-Jan 5: The Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit!

5 Rivers has been selected by the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host the Water/Ways exhibit, which examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element.  Winners of the 5 Rivers Water/Ways art contest will be displayed along with the exhibit as well.  School field trips are scheduled during the 9am-1pm window, so a great time for families to visit the free exhibit and avoid the crowds is in the afternoon.

 

Nov 26:  Sunday Matinee: America’s Amazon

Alabama Nature Partners presents America’s Amazon, an award-winning documentary that paints a visually stunning portrait of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, an amazing watery world, and one of the continent’s most diverse biological treasures.  Playing all day 9am-4pm.

 

Dec 2: City of Spanish Fort Christmas Parade: 9am at the Eastern Shore Center

We will be there with bells on – literally!  Join us and many other members of the community for the annual Christmas Parade.  I bet Santa Claus might even pop in for a bit!

 

Dec 2: Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit Grand Opening and Youth Art Reception Public Party!  Noon-3pm

We are very excited to be chosen among five other venues in the state by the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, Water/Ways.  Join 5 Rivers Educators and Staff to celebrate and be one of the firsts to see the exhibit.  Youth art contest winners, participants and their families can come see their work on display.  Light refreshments, Free, family friendly and great for all ages.

 

Dec 3:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.

Dec 3:  Sunday Matinee: Underwater Forest

Underwater Forest details the discovery and exploration of an ancient cypress forest found sixty feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, due south of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The forest appears to be a wholly unique relic of our planet’s past, providing new insights into everything from climate in the region to annual rainfall, insect populations, and the types of plants that inhabited the Gulf Coast before humans arrived in the new world. Playing all day 9am-4pm.

 

Dec 5:  10am-11am; 5 Rivers StoryTime

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts. 

 

Dec 9:  Outdoor Holiday Market, 5 Rivers Cypress Gift Shop and Welcome Center

Join us for our 1st Outdoor Holiday Market from 9am- 2pm.  Enjoy a cup of something warm while you shop for unique, locally made, handmade gifts. Featuring local artisans, authors, wood turners, crafters, glassblowers as well as our other wonderful outdoor themed items from the 5 Rivers Cypress Gift Shop. While you’re here, take a walk in our woods and see the new Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Exhibit – Water/Ways – exhibit that opens November 25th.

Buy local, enjoy a day outside, and support the conservation efforts of our Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

 

Dec 9: Authors of “Exploring Wild Alabama” Presentation and Book Signing, 6pm

You have probably already picked up your copy of, “Exploring Wild Alabama: A Guide to the State's Publicly Accessible Natural Areas” by Ken Wills and Dr. Larry Davenport.  This is a must-have book for anyone that loves to get outside and enjoy nature.  The authors will be joining us to talk about their book and what inspired them to write it.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Dec 10:  Sunday Matinee: River Dreams

The film is the work of Hunter Nichols of Birmingham, who made his 44-day solo canoe trip from Birmingham through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta to the Gulf of Mexico. Playing all day 9am-4pm.

 

Dec 17:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.

 

Dec 17:  Sunday Matinee: Discovering Alabama: Coastal Paradise

Part of the Discovering Alabama series, Dr. Doug Phillips canoes through the beautiful wild wonders in the area and highlighting the area’s unique geological, historical, and biological richness. Playing all day 9am-4pm.

 

Dec 19:  10am-11am; 5 Rivers StoryTime

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts. 

 

Dec 23:  Holiday Crafts 10am-2pm

Have a bit of crafty fun to make homemade holiday cards, decorations, and memories.  All ages, free, no registration required.

 

Dec 24-25:  5 Rivers will be closed. 

5 Rivers will be closed for the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen Dec 26 at 8am.

 

Dec 31:  Sunday Matinee: Eating Alabama

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did — locally and seasonally. They soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since the time farmers densely populated their family histories. An essay on community, the South, and sustainability, Eating Alabama is a story about why food matters. Playing all day 9am-4pm.

 

Jan 1:  5 Rivers will be closed. 

5 Rivers will be closed for the New Year Holiday. We will reopen Jan 2 at 8am.