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McWane Science Center

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Address: 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
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+1 205-174-8300
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on...

Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) 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(R) 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.

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Great, Fun Experience for Any Age!

This is hands down one of the best hands on science museums in the south Great interactive fun! A must see if you come to Birmingham!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
aliceandmichael
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is hands down one of the best hands on science museums in the south Great interactive fun! A must see if you come to Birmingham!

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Clay, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going to McWane is always a great experience! We love going to see all the different displays throughout the museum. We start out downstairs with the sharks and rays and take our time with everything. You can easily spends hours here and your kids will love every minute of it!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am sorry to say I came here with low expectations but I am happy to say I left wanting to come back! The center was very hands-on and tons of learning for young kids as well as adults. I came with six of my grandchildren and hope to come back with a group of more students to learn the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have taken or nieces and nephews many times. The exhibits change often so you are not always seeing the same thing. It is clean, staff is friendly helpful and knowledgeable about everything going on. The IMAX is a must. You r never to old to enjoy.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Grandkids always want to go to McWane whenever they come to visit. The interactive learning and fun has them laughing the whole time. Highly recommended.

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Thank hoob545
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From adults to teens to kids everyone is going to have a great time. So much to see and do. The IMAX is impressive. The river/ocean section is fabulous! I can't rave enough!

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Thank Lorewise
Leeds, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The McWane Science Center is a phenomenal place to visit. Go with friends and/or family and make wonderful memories. Watch the movies they show and learn and have fun. When during the Winter Wonderland, going down the tunnel slide is SO MUCH FUN and watching the train exhibit is wonderful. Go VISIT and have FUN!!!

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Mount Olive,AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I always try to find something that will keep her mind busy and this is the perfect place. It's very educational too so it works out great because she can learn and play at the same time. I would recommend a visit here once a year

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Cloverdale, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a great day at McWane. Our only disappointment was not realizing the Imax movie times and only saw one of the three movies - since two only showed once per day. Regardless, it was a fun way to spend the day....multiple food options in the food court made dining easy! The gift shop was surprisingly... More 

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birmingham, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bring my son a lot and he loves the little city that is meant for children his size. Its worth the time and money.

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