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.
Outdoor Recreation Site
4357 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.
Historic Site
Turn left onto 231/53 towards Vincent, right.on Hwy 62
Harpersville, AL
Arkwright Heritage Area in Shelby County Highway 62, before Vincent
Indoor Recreation Site
1234 Commerce Drive
Auburn, AL 36830
Escape rooms are a fun, interactive game experience new to the Auburn/Opelika area. You and a small group up to 8 people will be immersed in a room with a specific theme and problem. You must work together as a team to solve puzzl...
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...
Other Park
51233 Alabama 225
Stockton, AL 36579