Publix Presents Family Camp-Out Night

Saturday, March 12, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016

Early Bird Registration: February 15 – February 26 $75 (family of four)
Final Registration: March 7, 2016 $100 (family of four)

To download the general information packet and registration forms click here.

Please note the adult to children ratio: For every two children there needs to be a responsible parent/guardian or adult. The child's parent/ guardian first, then a responsible adult. Parents must be in attendance.

Join us for a completely new urban camping experience. Your family could be the first to camp out on Birmingham's front lawn! A crew of experts will be on hand. You'll get to: Spy Orion's belt during an astronomy lesson, come up close and personal with nocturnal animals visiting from the Birmingham Zoo, receive a camping lesson with tips for town or country, and as the city lights go down, gaze at the stars while enjoying s'mores and making lasting memories.

To create a family campground atmosphere, this particular event is open only to families with children. While children of all ages are welcome, this event has activities specifically designed for children between 6 and 12 years old. We hope to have similar events in the future that will be open to other groups.

For a complete event overview and recommended supply list please click here. Please review the recommended supply list and the complete list of Railroad Park rules found on We look forward to having you at Railroad Park's inaugural Family Camp-Out Night!

Bring your tent and your family, and we'll take care of the rest. Our sponsor Publix is bringing dinner and breakfast, and the s'mores are on us!

Event Schedule:


4:30 pm ‐ 5:20 pm: Check-in
5:30 pm: Nocturnal Animals: An Owls Exhibit with animals from the Birmingham Zoo
6:10 pm: Car Camping vs. Open Country
Camping Lesson
6:45 pm: Dinner and S'mores
7:50 pm: How To's of Camping
8:20 pm: Astronomy Lesson
9:10 pm: S'more Bar and Read Along


6:45 am ‐ 7:15 am: Breakfast
7:15 am: Interactive Bird Watching Walk
6:30 am ‐ 8:00 am: Check-out

Cancellations/Changes and Refunds: In the event of cancellation or change fees are non-refundable. All changes will be posted on the Railroad Park website and all social media channels.

Interactive Exhibits and Special Programming:

Birmingham Astronomical Society
Birmingham Audubon Society
Birmingham Zoo
Boy Scouts of America
Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University
Idlewild Adventure Company
Reach Out and Read Alabama

Many Thanks to our Family Camp‐Out Night Sponsors: