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.

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
205 South Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
Country's most comprehensive education/rehabilitation program for deaf and blind. Restored Manning Hall (1850), Jemison House (1898) and Grace Hall (1878).
Zoological Park
1664 Venable Road
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Alabama Safari Park is a 350 acre drive-thru adventure, where you stay in the car and the animals roam free!
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
78 6th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953
Memorabilia exhibits, a depository for county records and newspapers. Family history books and file folders and photograph collections. Many educational opportunities for students, historians and genealogists.
Zoological Park
2630 Cahaba Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223