50+ Field Trips

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Gabby Meredith

Community Programs Coord

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2946
  2. Email: gmeredith@auburnalabama.org

Please register in advance for field trips at the Harris Center Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.

September 21st: Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton, GA

The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, is a not-for-profit organization committed to education and presentation of quilts and textiles. The SQTM collects, exhibits, preserves, promotes and interprets the heritage, art and production of quilting and textiles in the southeastern United States. Since 1998, members of the Georgia Quilt Project and the Georgia Quilt Council planned and advocated for the creation of a quilt and textile museum in the southeast. In 2009, the Georgia Quilt Council formally selected Carrollton, Georgia as the home of what would soon become the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum. On September 15, 2012, the SQTM opened its doors to the public in a renovated historic cotton warehouse located at 306 Bradley Street in Carrollton’s Historic Downtown. Auburn, AL quilter Flavin Glover will have a solo exhibit during the time of our visit entitled Color: The Design Element with Punch. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $10. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 9/21 Time: 7:30am - 4pm Location: Harris Center

September 27th: Mamma Mia!, Springer Opera House, Columbus, GAune 15th: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Mamma Mia! combines the timeless tunes of super group ABBA with a sunny, funny tale that unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back into her life for the first time in 20 years. Must-see theatre with all of your favorite ABBA songs, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers. The cost of the trip includes admission, transportation and dinner. $45. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Thursday Date: 9/27 Time: 3:30 - 10:00 pm Location: Harris Center

October 19th: Anniston Museum of Natural History and The Berman Museum, Anniston, AL

Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of Anniston Museum of Natural History. Open-air exhibits place you face to face with majestic--and often deadly--animals! See one of the country's oldest exhibits of birds in their habitats, and explore the children's discovery room for hands-on experiences with Alabama's natural wonders. Visit the Changing Exhibit Gallery for a look at how artists interpret nature. Stroll along outdoor nature trails and enjoy global shopping in the Museum Store. We will also have a chance to visit the Berman Museum which features world history, artwork and weaponry. At Anniston Museum of Natural History, there's something for everyone! The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $20. Payable to the AAB

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 10/19 Time: 8:00 am - 5 pm Location: Harris Center

October 23rd: Dream Field Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Fitzpatrick, AL

Fall means pumpkins, corn mazes, fall festivals, and comfort food. Come celebrate the harvest with us with some good old fashioned fun. Born out of a love for farming and introducing children to farming, Dream Field Farms was established in 2007. This field trip will include a covered wagon hayride to feed the cows in the field with Farmer Tom and the chance to choose a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch! We will also have time to explore the petting zoo and spend time in the Farmer Cathy’s vegetable garden before our lunch on the patio consisting of southern BBQ slow smoked and hand pulled each morning with chips and a drink. Don’t forget to bring some extra cash for homemade fudge! The cost of the trip includes admission, lunch and transportation. $25. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday Date: 10/23 Time: 10:00 am - 5 pm Location: Harris Center

November 2nd: Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened to the public on April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama. The 11,000-square-foot Legacy Museum is built on the site of a former warehouse where enslaved black people were imprisoned, and is located midway between an historic slave market and the main river dock and train station where tens of thousands of enslaved people were trafficked during the height of the domestic slave trade. Montgomery's proximity to the fertile Black Belt region, where slave-owners amassed large enslaved populations to work the rich soil, elevated Montgomery's prominence in domestic trafficking, and by 1860, Montgomery was the capital of the domestic slave trade in Alabama, one of the two largest slave-owning states in America. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $10. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 11/2 Time: 8:00 am - 5 pm Location: Harris Center

November 9th: Springdale Estate and Dean’s Cake House, Andalusia, AL

Springdale Estate, situated in the heart of Andalusia on East Three Notch Street, is a large home on approximately four acres that was constructed by John G. Scherf in the early 1930’s. It was scheduled to be auctioned off until the Andalusia mayor and city council stepped in to purchase it and thereby saved it from commercial development. Dean’s Cake House was founded by Dean Jacobs in 1994. Since the days of working in a local grocery store, she has been selling her cakes through-out the deep south for almost over 20 years. At the age of 60, Jacobs’ put her faith in her cake recipes and opened her own bakery. Every cake is baked and iced individually in her cake house located in Andalusia, Alabama. Her 18 employees, mostly made up of senior citizens, bake more than 400 seven layer cakes per day…plus brownies, cookies, fudge and several hundred two-layer cakes. Her cakes are not just popular to the local residents. Almost 60% of her customers are from out of state. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch and cake! $10. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 11/9 Time: 8:30 am - 6 pm Location: Harris Center