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.

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
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Home of Alabama's appellate courts, Supreme Court Library, Administrative Office of Courts. Learn about Alabama judicial system and building's architectural features.
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.
Historic Site
3727 Highway 119
Montevallo, AL 35115
The American Village is a unique attraction in the heart of Alabama, situated on 188 acres of rolling pasture and wooded land in Montevallo, about a half hour south of Birmingham. Its architecture is strikingly evocative of iconic early American design.
Outdoor Recreation Site
5278 Camp ASCCA Dr.
Jackson's Gap, AL 36861
Admission charged for facility use only; group & senior rates. World's largest camp for disabled. Totally barrier-free.
Botanical Gardens
CR 105, 5130 Headland Ave.
Dothan, AL 36303