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.
Outdoor Recreation Site
3050 Lanark Road
Millbrook, AL 36054
Alabama Wildlife Federation contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands, and ponds traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails.
Zoological Park
19950 CR 71
Summerdale, AL 36580
View and feed 150-plus alligators in natural environment. Come see Captain Crunch: world record holder for bite strength, 13+ ft. long, Giant Snake Safari.
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...
Historic Site
52922 AL-59, Stockton, Alabama
Stockton, AL 36507