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McWane Science Center

200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
(205) 714-8300
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You Know You're Going to Love It

From the moment I saw the exterior of the McWane Science Center, I knew my husband, my two... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fairview, Tennessee
via mobile
On par with other Children's museums.

Great place to take younger kids. Pretty much the same stuff as any other Children's museum, from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
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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 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
(205) 714-8300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the moment I saw the exterior of the McWane Science Center, I knew my husband, my two grandsons, and I were going to have a fun time. Several hours later when we returned to our car, we each listed our 3 favorite activities. We...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to take younger kids. Pretty much the same stuff as any other Children's museum, from the sand pit where you can find dinosaurs to the bicycle on tbe tight rope. They also have a younger kids area where your toddler can run around...More

Thank willlbrown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place for learning and play. The security for the play area is a great stress release for parents kids cannot get out without parent. For the children every imagination is covered.

Thank myrtis p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a season pass for our two year old grandson. There are climbing activities, water fun, small scale aquarium, and more. It's perfect for a rainy afternoon and with a season pass, I don't feel guilty if we only stay for an hour or...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are grandparents with grandchildren living out-of-town. Whenever the grandchildren come for a visit, The McWane Center is on the agenda. The kids love it and so do we. The educational opportunities are worth the effort. If you have kids or grandchildren,...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

kids as young as 2 love the McWane Center. It really makes science and learning and adventure and kids have no idea they are learning, how cool is that. Adults love it too but you spend most of your time keeping up with your young...More

Thank nancymI597IO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids to engage in interacting science experiments, and to learn about the world around us. There an I Max theatre that you will totally enjoy your movie experience. I Great Day of Family Fun!

Thank mrbigshotzulu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for children and home school field trips. Interactive displays, lots of activities. Well worth the admission for a morning or afternoon trip with kids.

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of scientific experiments and "how it works" stuff inside! This is a must visit! Especially for kids, they will love it! I enjoyed it myself at my 42. There are also very interesting iMax documentaries.

Thank Kalisperis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on the annual membership even though we live in Montgomery- (1.5 hours away) and we are so thankful. Our children (4 & 6 years old) just love it. We have been 4 times this year which has made the membership more than worth...More

Thank Bebshaw
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Anjelica G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open 7/week
Pam M
13 June 2017|
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Response from 6016-1824 | Reviewed this property |
Great question. It probably depends on the teenager. I promise you most of the adults are fascinated by the exhibits and hands-on activities, but a teenager is a different animal. I probably wouldn't take just teenagers... More
14 May 2017|
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Response from Robb H | Reviewed this property |
There is a pafling garage connected to the Mcwane Center. I think it is free to visitors.