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April 2017

Week of the Young Child

April 24 - April 28

Join us as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child with unique programs and demonstrations for our youngest visitors in Itty Bitty Magic City.

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Weatherfest

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the WBRC First Alert Weather Team on the Plaza along with other special guests to learn about all things weather. See special tools used to detect and predict weather, and meet your favorite WBRC Fox 6 personalities. In partnership with Wayne's Environmental and iHeartRadio Participants include: WBRC Fox 6 WBRC Weather Watchers WBRC Storm Tracker Vehicles Salvation Army Jefferson County EMA Barons Radar Tuscaloosa County EMA Brett Adair Storm Tracker Wayne's Environmental National Weather Association The Huricane Hunter Alabama Partners…

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May 2017

Member Monday

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the 2nd Monday evening of every month, McWane Science Center opens its doors from 5 to 8 pm to its members for special FREE member-only programming. Join us this month for Spring Spectacular! With spring in full bloom, explore the science behind what makes plants and flowers grow. Reserve you family's spot by calling 205-714-8414. Additionally, a dinner of chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and green beans is available for advanced purchase. Dinner reservations must be made the Friday before each…

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Mother’s Day

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Admit it, there's nobody quite like Mom. In honor of their special day, all moms get in FREE on Mother's Day.

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Itty Bitty Magic City Birthday

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Itty Bitty Magic City is turning two, and it's time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs in Itty Bitty Magic City.

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Birmingham SCI Cafe

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at John’s City Diner in downtown Birmingham (112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N). All SCI Cafes are free to the public and no science background is required. The fun begins at 6 pm with science trivia, then continues with the guest speaker at 6:30 pm. Dr. Jeffrey Walker - “Crime as a Public Health Issue: The Interaction of Social, Economic, Physical and…

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McWane After Dark: Science of Sound

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

McWane After Dark is a new series of themed evenings exclusively for adults ages 21+. These events will be combining unique themes, live performances, activities and bar service—all with a splash of science. Friday May 19, 2017 | 7 PM- 11 PM $20 advance | $25 at the door | 21+ only McWane After Dark is a new series of themed evenings exclusively for adults ages 21+. These events will be combining unique themes, live performances, activities and bar service—all…

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Design Zone

May 27 - September 4

Get ready for McWane's Summer exhibit. Design Zone is a highly interactive exhibition where visitors can explore a variety of creative concepts to learn the tools needed to create a successful design.

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Ride the Slide

May 29 - August 6

Ride the Energy Slide all summer at McWane!

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June 2017

Dream Big Family Sleepover

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - June 11 @ 8:00 am

This family sleepover will make you Dream Big as you design, build, and test out feats of engineering genius. Create towers, catapults, and anything else you can imagine before heading to the IMAX Dome for a screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

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