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January 2015

Mindbender Mansion

January 31 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Mister E. and the Mindbender Society invite you to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Adults and children alike will enjoy exercising their minds as they try to master each of the 40 individual brain teasers and the five group activities in this fun and unconventional new exhibit.

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April 2015

Science Cafe

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Birmingham Science Cafe brings the general public face-to-face with scientists in a laid-back atmosphere. Come to John’s City Diner the third Tuesday of every month for  Science Cafe. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with science trivia, followed by the guest speaker at 6:30.   SCIENCE TOPIC:  From Polar Bears to Plankton SPEAKER:   Maggie Amsler Maggie Amsler’s most recent trip to Antarctica was this past Feb-March where she worked to photo survey the sea floor and (for the first time) …

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Engineering Showcase

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Engineers make a difference in our world! Give your students the opportunity to learn from experts in the field! Biomedical, Civil, Material, Nuclear, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Aersopace Engineers will be on hand to talk with your students and provide them with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an engineer in today’s world.

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Weatherfest

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The countdown is on to the 2015 WeatherFest at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. We hope you’ll join the FOX6 StormWarn team and some special guests in front of McWane Saturday, April 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Our digital team will be there to help you with website navigation and the FOX6 Weather App. And don’t forget to bring your NOAA Weather Radio if you need help programming it! Weather fans will also have the chance to…

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May 2015

Member Monday

May 11 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

As a thank-you to all of our members, McWane Science Center offers Member Mondays. Every Monday, McWane Science Center members receive extra perks while visiting! A Special Gift for kids when checking in at the Ticketing Counter 30% Discount on all Really Cool Stuff purchases $1 Small Popcorns at the IMAX Concession Stand Member Mondays also include an exclusive, FREE members-only evening event every month! On the 2nd Monday evening of every month, McWane Science Center will open its doors…

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Toytopia

May 16 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 6:00 pm

Stage Nine Exhibit Design presents its highly acclaimed TOYTOPIA exhibition.  TOYTOPIA is an immersive and interactive exhibition focusing on the various histories and legacies of toy makers throughout the past century of toy making. Visitors learn about the origins of toys, who made them, and why they are fun and dear to us.

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Science Cafe

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Birmingham Science Cafe brings the general public face-to-face with scientists in a laid-back atmosphere. Come to John’s City Diner the third Tuesday of every month for  Science Cafe. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with science trivia, followed by the guest speaker at 6:30.   SCIENCE TOPIC: Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Alabama SPEAKER:  James Lowery Amateur Scientist Extraordinaire McWane Science Center Volunteer, 10 years

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June 2015

Member Monday

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As a thank-you to all of our members, McWane Science Center offers Member Mondays. Every Monday, McWane Science Center members receive extra perks while visiting! A Special Gift for kids when checking in at the Ticketing Counter 30% Discount on all Really Cool Stuff purchases $1 Small Popcorns at the IMAX Concession Stand Member Mondays also include an exclusive, FREE members-only evening event every month! On the 2nd Monday evening of every month, McWane Science Center will open its doors…

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Science Cafe

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

Birmingham Science Cafe brings the general public face-to-face with scientists in a laid-back atmosphere. Come to John’s City Diner the third Tuesday of every month for  Science Cafe. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with science trivia, followed by the guest speaker at 6:30.   SCIENCE TOPIC: Alabama’s Amazing Biodiversity: What We Have, Why We Have It, And Why It Matters SPEAKER:     Scot Duncan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology, Author Birmingham Southern College  

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