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.
Outdoor Recreation Site
4387 Turner Mill Road
Talladega, AL 35160
This more than 500 acre public facility offers sport shooters opportunities to practice and participate in competitive events, with state of the art electronic targets and monitors for participants and spectators.
Zoological Park
1664 Venable Road
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Alabama Safari Park is a 350 acre drive-thru adventure, where you stay in the car and the animals roam free!
Outdoor Recreation Site
3101 Burritt Drive Southeast
Huntsville, AL 35801
Step back in time to the 1800s with authentic log cabins, period interpreters and barnyard. Tour eclectic mansion of eccentric Dr. Burritt, or hike trails.
Outdoor Recreation Site
1 Our Children's Hwy.
Alexander City, AL 35010
Adventures in camping, swimming, basketball, etc., mainly for children with long-term serious illnesses and their families. 66 acres on beautiful Lake Martin. Great place for church and company retreats.
Outdoor Recreation Site
Entrance on N. Main St. (Near Exxon Station)
Daphne, AL 36526