What To See & Do

Southern Environmental Center

Museum in Birmingham

The Southern Environmental Center is a 5,600 square foot center with multi-media conference room and Gift Store housed in what was formerly an indoor pool at Birmingham-Southern College. It is perfect for schools, scouts, church groups, etc.

Visit The Interactive Museum (TIM), a two-story environmental showcase that challenges visitors to slide down a giant Sewage Pipe, lift a week's worth of garbage, or identify the sources of air pollution on a moving city scape model.

Next, take a tour of the nearby EcoScape, a 4-acre outdoor classroom whose paths wind through a miniature Mobile Basin wetland, past Beneficial Bug sculptures and Fragrance Gardens, and along the Appalachian Trail to a 2-story treehouse. Learn about medicinal plants, edible landscapes, and sustainable landscape practices.

Complete your visit by making EcoArt. Transform discarded telephone wires, bottle caps, old CDs and more into home jewelry.

Cost per person is $2 per activity or $5 for all three. Minimum group size is 10 people.

Wheelchair Accessible

For more information visit:

Southern Environmental Center
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
Hours of Operation
  • 9 am to 4:30 pm M-F; reservation required
  • $2/person per activity or $5 for all three activities
Accepted Payments
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
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