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“excellent learning center for children”

McWane Science Center
Ranked #3 of 92 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.
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“excellent learning center for children”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took my 12 year old grandchild and enjoyed the various learning experiences that they offer.
They also have room for you to bring your own lunch or if you wish they have a cafeteria with good choices for both adults and children.

Visited August 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“It is a good interactive place to go with kids!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I went during weekdays and it was very crowded because it was a school field trip. However, they were very organized and everything was easy going (the parking lot, admission lines, etc)
They have very interesting things for kids and growing up kids too!

Visited November 2012
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Mississippi
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“McWane Science Center”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Kids and grown ups alike will enjoy a visit to McWane. From digging for dino bones, to looking at fish in aquarium, to the IMAX, to blowing bubbles that fit around your child, everybody will enjoy it.

Visited March 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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15 reviews
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“Great for the Kids”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our 3 year old absolutely loved this place and it is nice to take him somewhere and not have to constantly tell him to not touch things! He had a blast and us adults enjoyed the exhibits. Great for the whole family.

Visited September 2013
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“Family Fun”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great place to take kids (I took a 4 & 6 year old)!
very interactive, the setup allows each family to explore at their own pace. With so much to see and do, there are no lines to wait in.
Restrooms on each floor with stairs or elevators available.
Convenient parking attached, $5 a car.
They do offer a membership, if I lived in the area I would definitely be inclined to look into it.

Visited September 2013
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