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McWane Science Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Absolutely one of the best places to visit in Bham if you have kids. Only drawback is if there are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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Fun For All

It was a rainy day and we decided to take the 3 grandkids, all under 10, to the McWane Science... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oxford, Connecticut
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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...more
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200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
+1 205-714-8300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best places to visit in Bham if you have kids. Only drawback is if there are several school groups on site, it can get a bit hectic. Food chojces are good, family membership is well worth the price. Super place!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a rainy day and we decided to take the 3 grandkids, all under 10, to the McWane Science Center. What a great experience. There were movies, exhibits and tons of hands on things to do. We all were delighted with the special model...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gk347N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family trip to Birmingham with 8 year old. He had visited with his class but couldn't wait to return. Hands on exhibits kept us all entertained and informed of the science behind them. Live combustion session was informative but also fun. Will definitely return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank romansam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The activities for the kids are fun and all-inclusive! If you have an age gap between your kids don't worry, there's something for all of them. The dinosaur exhibit is always a lot of fun, they can look at life-size dinos and even dig for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought Imax no ie tickets. When we entered we could not find a place to sit. People were sitting on the wide steps on the left side of the isle in the floor. We saw a couple of chairs in the middle but could...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Shelby N
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The dinosaur exhibit was very interesting, and the children had a blast riding the bicycle on the high wire. The IMAX was amazing, the kiddos were hooked from the moment we sat down. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jay D
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

After a 10 year break (children had grown and left home) we bought discounted Groupon IMAX and museum tickets and took a Sunday to go visit. When our now 30+ year old children were young we visited regularly and loved each visit. I was surprised...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We have a membership to the McWane Science Center and have been there at least a dozen times, we love it! The first time we went I wasn't sure if it would be the right place for toddlers, but my son loves "Itty Bitty Magic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We visit Birmingham several times a year, and our son is hooked on this place. I would have saved if I had just bought a membership back when we first visited as it is requested to go every visit. When the weather is very frightful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cubscoutmomga
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We live in Birmingham & have been going to the McWane Center for years. My kids absolutely loved this place up until they were about 12. We were members & visited all the time. I loved this place when they were really little because there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 13, 2018|
Response from texastraveler2736 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t recall, but it’s on their website. There was a AAA discount available.
October 6, 2018|
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Response from KiminGranCouva | Reviewed this property |
dunno. call and ask the police. if its any help, i didnt see any private drones over Birmingham at anytime in the week in August 2018 that i was there. Not even in the parks
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Anjelica G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open 7/week