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.
Science Center
3405 S. U.S. Hwy. 231
Ozark, AL 36360
Only post-secondary institution with primary mission of preparing aviation technicians. Tour facilities, observe students working on variety of aircraft and aviation equipment.
Historic Site
3727 Highway 119
Montevallo, AL 35115
The American Village is a unique attraction in the heart of Alabama, situated on 188 acres of rolling pasture and wooded land in Montevallo, about a half hour south of Birmingham. Its architecture is strikingly evocative of iconic early American design.
Historic Site
52922 AL-59, Stockton, Alabama
Stockton, AL 36507
Bartram Trail Marker
Zoological Park
2630 Cahaba Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223
One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo, is an ever-evolving adventure. Guests come from around the Southeast to see animals such as lions, giraffes, orangutans, rhinos, bears, elephants, sea lions, zebras, a jaguar, and many more.
Historic Site
Intersection of Main and College Streets
Enterprise, AL 36330