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“Fun for adults, too!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center
Ranked #3 of 88 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Mountain Brook, Alabama
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun for adults, too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I love love love this place! The theater is awesome and it's the best for children! There is a ever changing " line up, easy parking and a MUST for visitors, children or not!

Visited February 2012
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews
“Fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Friends and I went to the Grossology exhibit. It was all about the human anatomy - kids and adults found it fun and enlightening. The Imax theater was pretty cool too. It was a great weekend trip! We look forward to going back to another exhibit soon.

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Selma, AL
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23 reviews
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“McWane Science Center is a Wonderful Way to Spend a Day With The Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

there is so much to experience that even adults learn something. It is very educational and encourages learning. I would highly recommend this for anyone.

Visited July 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

As grandparents of 9, we can't imagine NOT having annual Grandparents Passes! There's hardly a month that goes by without us bringing the kiddos here .. they can happily run from exhibit to exhibit and learning center to learning center while we try our best to keep up! The activities change frequently are always a hit! BEST BUY FOR THE MONEY!!!

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for kids and adults.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

My sister bought a membership for us one Christmas, and we have used it over and over with our son. He finds it fascinating each time we go. They have different special events each month. We loved the big construction equipment and firetrucks day. Our son got his free fire hat too. :)

Visited May 2012
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