Science & Discovery

Explore the wonders of space and beyond in Sweet Home Alabama’s many discovery centers and museums. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn about science and technology while experiencing endless excitement. You can experience the incredible thrill of space travel, take rides in simulated spacecraft, and learn about the history of space exploration — all in Sweet Home Alabama. Imagine yourself as a world-famous scientist as you wind through engaging museums, delve into hands-on experimentation, and enjoy interactive exhibits throughout the state. Planning an out-of-this-world experience is easier than you think when you make Sweet Home Alabama your ultimate destination!

Featured Locations & Events

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.

Child at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Kids touching horseshoe crab at Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Outside view of the McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center

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Outside view of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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Leopard perched on a rock at the Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham Zoo

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Arial view of the Southern Environmental Center

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.
Outdoor Recreati...
4387 Turner Mill Road
Talladega, AL 35160
This more than 500 acre public facility offers sport shooters opportunities to practice and particip...

Historic Site
205 South Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
Country's most comprehensive education/rehabilitation program for deaf and blind. Restored Manning H...

Alabama Wildlife Federation contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands, and p...

Historic Site
Turn left onto 231/53 towards Vincent, right.on Hwy 62
Harpersville, AL
Arkwright Heritage Area in Shelby County Highway 62, before Vincent

State Park
637 Cave Road
Woodville, AL 35776