Please register in advance for field trips at the Harris Center Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.
September 11th: Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Talladega, AL
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 24,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year. AIDB’s residential campuses in Talladega include the Alabama School for the Deaf, Alabama School for the Blind, Helen Keller School of Alabama (serving deaf, blind, deafblind and multidisabled children) and the Gentry campus (a postsecondary rehabilitation and training program for adults – strong in assistive technology and life and work skills). We will tour all four residential campuses as well as enjoy lunch at the Gentry School cafeteria. Be prepared for a lot of walking! The cost of the trip includes transportation, tour and lunch. $10. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Date: 9/11 Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Location: Harris Center
September 20th: Atlanta History Center and Cyclorama, Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods where the stories, mysteries and crusades of the region thrive. The 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs. On February 22, 2019, Atlanta History Center opened Cyclorama: The Big Picture, featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, The Battle of Atlanta. At the centerpiece of this new multi-media experience is a 132-year-old hand-painted work of art that stands 49 feet tall, is longer than a football field, and weighs 10,000 pounds. This painting is one of only two cycloramas in the United States—the other being the Battle of Gettysburg cyclorama —making Atlanta home to one of America’s largest historic treasures. Our trip will include a self-guided tour of the property followed by a scheduled time to view the cyclorama and lunch at the Swan Coach House. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $20. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 9/20 Time: 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Harris Center
October 11th: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA
As Atlanta’s oldest cultural site, Historic Oakland Cemetery offers a window into the city’s rich and fascinating history. Oakland is the final resting place for more than 70,000 souls, including many Atlanta founders and noted citizens of Georgia. A visit to this Victorian garden cemetery provides opportunities to start a dialogue about the historic past. Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $15. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 10/11 Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Harris Center
October 24th: Wicked, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.” The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for brunch prior to the show. $90. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Thursday Date: 10/24 Time: 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Harris Center
November 8th: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta. Home to the world’s largest dinosaurs, Atlanta’s biggest movie screen and one of the largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States, Fernbank brings science to life through immersive programming and unmatched experiences that encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. Fernbank continues its 80-year environmental legacy to protect Fernbank Forest while fulfilling an educational mission to inspire life-long learning of natural history. Our trip will include a tour of all the exhibits and the forest as well as a 3D movie. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $30. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 11/8 Time: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Location: Harris Center
November 22nd: United States Army Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker, AL
The United States Army Aviation Museum houses a collection of helicopters and airplanes that trace the development and use of aviation by the Army in several areas: troop and cargo transportation; observation, scouting, and liaison duties; medical evacuations; and the use of armed helicopters as an offensive weapon of the combined arms team. The exhibits give you a snapshot in time of different items from the Museum's collection, as they would have been used. Exhibits include the Vietnam Memorial, Super 68, Army Aviation Hall of Fame, “Bravo Blues” 1st of the 9th Calvary, Miss Clawd IV, The Louisiana Maneuvers and a collection of statuary. We will enjoy a guided tour from a local volunteer. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $5. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 11/22 Time: 8 p.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Harris Center