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November 2014

Winter Wonderland

November 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - January 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? It is the sound of Winter Wonderland at McWane Science Center. Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season. Laughter is in the air as children coast down the Ice Slide and take a whirl across the room on the extended zip line. Climb aboard the McWane Train and go for a ride or try your luck at ice fishing. Our always popular Zip Line will be even longer this year…

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The Magic of Model Trains

November 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - January 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features over a dozen different train displays. Every set in the exhibit is designed to scale with the size of the trains. The meticulous detail of the scenery including covered bridges, downtown storefronts and of course, several train stations will keep your family entertained for hours!

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January 2015

Early Learning Destination

January 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - February 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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McWane Science Center is launching the construction phase of the largest capital project since its founding 15 years ago. The early childhood education space at McWane Science Center will serve our youngest visitors in a brand new 10,000 square foot area allowing children to learn in a fun and playful environment. The new space will encourage young children’s love of learning and combine it with the power of play. It will be a dedicated space for children newborn to kindergarten…

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McWane Closed for Facility Improvements

January 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

McWane Science Center will be closed on Wednesday January 7th for facility improvements.

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Mindbender Mansion

January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 15, 2015 @ 5:00 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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February 2015

Beaker Bash: Unlock the Puzzle

February 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Don’t miss McWane Science Center’s annual fundraising event Beaker Bash: Unlock the Puzzle. This unique evening event will test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.  This annual, family-friendly fundraising event directly supports statewide science education programs and makes field trips affordable for thousands of students.

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Big Machines Day

February 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, loaders, dozers and cranes! Learn the science of simple machines and participate in fun building programs throughout the day.

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Engineering Showcase

February 25, 2015 @ 10:00 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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March 2015

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration

March 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with special story times and science activities in the museum designed for early learners.

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Pi Day and Einstein’s Birthday

March 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join McWane Science Center as we celebrate Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s Birthday. Fun hands-on activities will focus on the importance of Pi and other interesting applications of math in our daily lives, and help mark the 130th anniversary of Einstein’s birth.

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