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McWane Science Center

Science Center in Birmingham

Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder — from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX® Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers.

Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers — from ages 1 to 100 — flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.

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McWane Science Center
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours of Operation
  • Monday thru Sunday; Call or visit website for scheduled hours
  • General Admission, $13 Adults, $9 Children (2-12)
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McWane Science Center

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