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

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our science and discovery destinations.

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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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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Find an Alabama Science and Discovery Experience

Explore science and discovery locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Historic Site
2800 S. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
The literary courtyard features the Monroeville Writers Fountain and serves as a gateway to the John Dennis Forte Library, which houses the Alabama Center for Literary Arts' collection of Nall paintings and other literary artwork.
Museum
800 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36206
A world of excitement and adventure awaits! Explore faraway lands and discover nature's secrets at Anniston Museum located in scenic Lagarde Park in Anniston, Alabama.
Historic Site
224 City Park Drive Northeast
Arab, AL 35016
1935 Old Hunt School, 1912 Rice Church, Smith's Country store, Elvin Light Museum, grist mill, blacksmith shop and club demonstration home. Structures (1880s to 1930s) preserved with authentic furnishings. $5 fee for Christmas in the Village.
Museum
25521 U.S. 98
Elberta, AL 36530
20,000-sq.-ft. museum on five acres of grounds, house, 1908 church, blacksmith shop, vintage tractors and more.
Outdoor Recreation Site
3101 Burritt Drive Southeast
Huntsville, AL 35801