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

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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).
Museum
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
211 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
"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...
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
Museum
2213 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401