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January 2016

Body Worlds Rx

January 27 @ 10:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

The institute for Plastination — organizers of the renowned Body Worlds anatomical and health exhibitions — presents a special new exhibition for the times we live in. A curation of the latest research in health prevention and wellness, BODY WORLDS Rx is an unforgettable educational exhibition that will resonate with the health conscious viewer. This public health experience  features a collection of authentic human specimens including whole-body plastinates, organs, translucent body slices and body configurations that show complexity of the…

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April 2016


April 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Weather impacts everyone, every day. Get the information you need to be better prepared for it, at Weatherfest! The WBRC Fox 6 First Alert Weather Team and their special guests will be at the McWane Science Center Plaza to help you learn how to stay safe during severe weather. You will see the tools, technology, and vehicles these scientists use to detect and study severe weather. Participants include: WBRC Fox 6 WBRC Weather Watchers WBRC Storm Tracker Vehicles Alabama Forestry…

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May 2016

Mother’s Day

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where would we be without our mothers? Their love. Their kindness. Their gentle hearts. In honor of their special day, all moms get in FREE on Mother’s Day.

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Itty Bitty Birthday

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even birthday cake!

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Hall of Heroes

May 14 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Hall of Heroes! Starting your journey in the ‘Identification Station’ guests will learn about, and get sorted into, one of the five disciplines that are the basis for all super powers: ‘Powers of the Body’, ‘Powers of the Mind,’ ‘Mastery,’ ‘Gadgets,’ and the ‘Elements.’ These five powers are reflected throughout the exhibit where guests can…

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Ranger Day

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get ready to celebrate the great outdoors! Junior Rangers are invited to spend the day learning more about our National Parks. Join us on May 21st to see National Parks Adventures in IMAX, meet real park rangers, and spend time with Smokey the Bear!

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June 2016

Superhero Saturday

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

McWane Science Center becomes the Hall of Justice and the Legion of Doom on this very special Saturday. Join us and meet some of your favorite superheroes (and villains).

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Father’s Day

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Superman is pretty cool…but we all know who the real hero is–Dad. To honors fathers everywhere, “Dear Old Dad” gets in FREE on Father’s Day at McWane.

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Teens and Tech

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Put on your favorite cape and join us as we take a closer look at the science behind some of our favorite superheroes. We’ll explore the travelling exhibit “Hall of Heroes” and find out how everyday science superheroes come up with solutions to the world’s most dire problems. Reservations are required and dinner is included.

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