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May 2015

Toytopia

May 16 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 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.  Explore a larger than life Doll House, get retro in the Arcade featuring video games from the 80’s and 90’s, stroll down memory lane with classic toys…

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Military Discount from Blue Star Museums

May 25 - September 7

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. Does not include IMAX movies Offer valid through Labor Day, September 1, 2014

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August 2015

LEGO® Education

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FOR TEACHERS ONLY The McWane Science Center and LEGO® Education invite teachers and administration, to join us for an engaging, hands-on workshop focused on bringing 21st-century skills and core curriculum to life in the elementary classroom. Every participant will have a hands-on LEGO® building experience and discover how hands-on learning can be integrated into multiple subject areas. Workshop Agenda: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Welcome, Meet & Greet, Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hands-On WeDo Workshop 1 11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch on…

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Back to McWane

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The lazy days of summer are coming to a close… but before you go back to school, get back to McWane! Join us for Back to School Tuesdays on August 4th and 11th – get one FREE kids pass with the purchase of adult admission!

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Member Monday

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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Back to McWane

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

The lazy days of summer are coming to a close… but before you go back to school, get back to McWane! Join us for Back to School Tuesdays on August 4th and 11th – get one FREE kids pass with the purchase of adult admission!

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Regular Hours Aug 17

August 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On August 17th McWane Science Center will return to our regular hours, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Also, enjoy the last ride on the slide – because this seasonal exhibit will close August 16th!

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Science Cafe

August 18 @ 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: To Be Announced

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Pillowcase Project

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Local Birmingham American Red Cross along with Jefferson County EMA will be at  McWane Science Center to bring emergency preparedness to children grades 3 through 5 with the Pillowcase Project. This program will help educate children to understand the hazards of severe and teach them to take action by being prepared and sharing their emergency preparedness knowledge with others. Click here for more information.

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September 2015

You Build It

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Calling ALL Builders! Unroll your blue prints! Grab a hammer and nail! And get ready for a constructive day at McWane Science Center as we literally have a “block” party inside the museum. From Legos to Lincoln Logs there will be something for all ages! Building challenges will happening throughout the museum and if you are in between the ages of  2-10 you can create your own structure with our Big Blue Blocks and enter the national Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon…

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