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

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.
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.
Outdoor Recreation Site
5749 Bay La Launch Ave
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Back Bay Sailing Adventures is located at Bear Point Marina in Orange Beach Al. Back Bay sailing is located on the beautiful back bays of Orange Beach. Private sailing charters from Bear Point Marina.Sunset Sailing in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama
Other Park
51233 Alabama 225
Stockton, AL 36579
The Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is a 367-acre area that offers a unique family experience of flora, fauna, wetlands, various exhibits and a working farm that provides extended hands-on opportunities to learn about the county’s history.
Outdoor Recreation Site
Off of County Road 24
Equality, AL 36026