Mom's Time Out

Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for Mom's Time Out! 

Mom's Time Out provides a positive recreational and learning experience for each child. Our goal is to not only give parents a "time-out" but to build social skills for young children. All children will be exposed to age appropriate crafts, power play time (age appropriate fitness classes), story time with Mrs. Amy from the Gulf Shores Library and more! 


SPARC MTO is open to children from the ages of 1 and walking to 4 years (3-4 years must be potty-trained at time of registration).


MTO will be offered two days a week (Mommy Mondays and Learning Thursdays) from the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center. This program will start September 9th ending April 30th. MTO follows the City of Gulf Shores School calendar. Therefore, MTO will be closed during Holiday and Summer Breaks. 

Class Size

The Mom's Time Out class size is 6 (1-2 years) and 6 (3-4 years).


Deadline & Cost

Registrations must be made by 3 p.m. the Friday before the Month needed in order to be guaranteed a spot. Mommy Mondays $100 per month, learning Thursdays $100 per month or Both days for $175 per month. 

Register In Person

MTO registration may be made in person at the Cultural Center starting August 1st. The front desk staff at the Cultural Center will be able to assist you Monday-Friday from the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions you call the Cultural Center front desk at 251-968-9813.

Online Registration

To register online, please follow these simple steps.


  1. Select Alabama
  2. Select City of Gulf Shores
  3. On the top menu select Register and click on Programs or Activities
  4. On the top menu click on Programs
  5. Select SPARC MTO
  6. Sign Up 

Please note, if a child has an allergy that requires the use of an epinephrine injection, the child's doctor is required to fill out and sign an Epinephrine Authorization Form. This form must be turned in to the SPARC front desk on or before the first day your child attends MTO. 


For more information please contact the Cultural Center program line at 251-968-9818 or the front desk at 251-968-9813.