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May 2017

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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Military Discount for Blue Star Museums

May 29 - September 4

Blue Star Museums offers FREE admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve members, with up to five family members. To learn more please visit This offer does not include IMAX movies or parking. Offer valid through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

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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. Advanced reservations are required. To reserve your family's spot, please call 205-714-8414. Prices $40 kids/ $35 Adults Members receive $5 off *This event is for ages 6 and older. Admission Includes - Dinner and continental breakfast -Museum…

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Member Monday

June 12 @ 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 Engineering Challenge! How does mathematics shape the creative process in art, music, and engineering? Find out in our latest travelling exhibit, Design Zone. Reserve your family’s spot today for Member Monday by calling (205) 714-8414. Additionally, a dinner of chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and green beans is available…

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Father’s Day

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Superman is pretty cool, but we all know who the real hero is - Dad. To honor fathers everywhere, "Dear Old Dad" gets in free on Father's Day with the purchase of a child's admission.

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John’s City Diner, 112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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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. Jonah Cohen- Citizen Science: The Bird Nerds McWane educator Jonah Cohen talks about how amateurs can assist professional…

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