Science & Discovery

Soar the skies and defy gravity like an astronaut in Sweet Home Alabama. Not only can you experience the depths of space stateside, but the many museums and discovery centers also allow the explorer within you to delve into the great mysteries of science and beyond. Planning an out-of-this-world trip is a lot closer than you think. Hands-on experimentation and observation can be enjoyed here through interactive exhibits. The wonders of space and beyond are waiting in Alabama.

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Whether it's watching the animals at Birmingham Zoo or exploring space at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Alabama has some of the greatest science and discovery experiences waiting for you.

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Inspiring Science & Discovery

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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McWane Science Center

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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Birmingham Zoo

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Southern Environmental Center

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Zoological Park
20499 Oak Road East
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Home to Animal Planet's "The Little Zoo That Could." Explore natural habitats of more than 5000 animals. Elevated viewing decks. Animal shows and animal encounters daily during the the summer season.
Zoological Park
19950 CR 71
Summerdale, AL 36580
View and feed 150-plus alligators in natural environment. Come see Captain Crunch: world record holder for bite strength, 13+ ft. long, Giant Snake Safari.
Zoological Park
2630 Cahaba Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223
One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo, is an ever-evolving adventure. Guests come from around the Southeast to see animals such as lions, giraffes, orangutans, rhinos, bears, elephants, sea lions, zebras, a jaguar, and many more.
204 2nd Street North
Oneonta, AL 35121