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“Fun, Fun, Fun”

McWane Science Center
Ranked #3 of 97 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.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I don't know who it enjoyed the Science Center more, me or my son..Very educational with fun attached

2  Thank AnQuetta H
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

McWane Science Center is in the middle of downtown Birmingham. It is a "hands-on" science center with 3 floors of amazing things to discover. There is a pond biome on the lower lever, and many ocean creatures. Have you ever petted or even seen a sting ray? a hammerhead? You can touch them here as they swim by. Everything in the museum is hands on and kid friendly from toddlers to seniors. It is worth the drive. The I-Max Movie theater is surround sound and you feel as if you are participating in the adventure. YOu should go.

Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Older kids will spend 2-3 hours, but younger kids could spend an entire day! If you have younger children, schedule to spend 4-5 hours, so they can try everything. It was a great one-day outing.
It is reasonably priced. We had various ages and all enjoyed it and found something to do.

1  Thank Ilovethebeach21
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I dislike the parking. The parking desk is not mark well and you will miss it if this your first time there. Don't park on the streets. The traffic is very dangerous. I liked all the activities and the staff were very nice.

1  Thank Dmon72
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

A must for Adults and children of all ages. Many interactive exhibits. With kids 13 and under, plan on being there a while. Adults and older kids, maybe a couple of hours.

Thank Neill B
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