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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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

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Museum
104 Broad Street Northeast
Aliceville, AL 35442
German POW museum/archives documenting Camp Aliceville (1943-45). Coca-Cola assembly line equipment (1948-78). American veteran military collection.
Zoological Park
213 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
"Surround Yourself with Nature!" If you’re a nature lover, it doesn’t get much better than Dauphin Island. Trek along a 1000-foot long board-walk through swamps, dunes and the Gulf shoreline at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Obser...
State Park
637 Cave Road
Woodville, AL 35776
Spectacular 1.5-hr. cave tours daily. Cave 60 degrees year-round. Welcome center, picnic pavilions, gem mining, campground, hiking trails, snacks, souvenirs..
Outdoor Recreation Site
999 Commerce Loop
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp. Tours are available Wednesdays only. Call for appointment.
Museum
Corner of County Rd 10 & Riverwood Dr
Foley, AL 36535