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.
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.
204 2nd Street North
Oneonta, AL 35121
Dedicated to memory of Blount Countians who served in wars. Artifacts relating to local history. Blount Co. and surrounding areas genealogical research material including family files and books available.
Corner of County Rd 10 & Riverwood Dr
Foley, AL 36535
Coastal Textile Center. 251.943.2960. Open Wednesday - Saturday 10 - 4. Textile learning center with classes and fee based open studio. Adjacent to Clara's Loom Fiber Arts Gallery.
Historic Site
437 County Rd 63
Marbury, AL 36051
Site of Alabama's only Home for Confederate veterans
133 4th Avenue Northeast
Decatur, AL 35601