McWane Science Center

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Facility:McWane Science Center
Description:Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder, from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers.

A D D R E S S
Address 1:200 19th Street N
Address 2:
City:Birmingham
State/Province:AL
Zip Code:35203
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Monday - Friday (Summer Hours 9 AM - 6 PM Start June 1) 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday Hours 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sunday Hours 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Admission:Museum $11.00 $8.00 Free IMAX Feature Length Movie (Hollywood Movies) $10.00 $9.00 Free IMAX Film Ticket (Educational Films) $8.50 $7.50 Free Combo (Museum & IMAX Film) $16.00
Telephone:(205) 714-8300
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Bama Taylor, Co-op Member
This is a field trip for EVERYONE! The youngest and the oldest will find something they love. The IMAX is pricey, but if you're interested in the subject, it's worth it!
Take your time and do it all!
They also have very reasonable party rates. We had a party there last month. We were allowed to play for 5 hours with all of our friends, then given a personal class about rockets before our party in our own party room. All of my 'guests' were given free admission and free parking.
E. Renicks, Co-op Member
This is a family favorite. Not only do we enjoy getting to visit the regular exhibits, but the special events throughout the year add to our family's enjoyment. We have made a tradition of visiting the holiday train displays and taking grandparents with us.

My kids are younger, so we enjoy Itty Bitty Magic city and Just Mice Size with the younger one, and there is plenty for my curious early elementary son to enjoy at every visit. We always stop by the dinoaur dig exhibit to "look for bones," and the shark and ray petting tank is another favorite. We also enjoy getting to participate in the different educational offerings that happen throughout the day. In these we have gotten to pet some interesting animals and see others up close, and we made Mommy's hair stand on end with the van de Graaff generator.

Parking is easy, picnic lunches are allowed in the eating area downstairs, we've even had friends join us for a birthday party at McWane. We are so thankful for this resource in our area!

Highly reccomended for kids (and adults) of all ages.
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