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April 2018

Earth Day Weekend

April 21 - April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at McWane by exploring what makes our planet unique in the solar system.

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Weekly Programming

April 21 - April 27

Saturday, 4/21 (Earth Day Weekend) 10:30 – Paper Mountains, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Craters, Workshop 12:30 – Mars Rover, Explore 1:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Magnetic Fields, Workshop 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Exoplanet Transits, Demonstration Station Sunday, 4/22 (Earth Day Weekend) 12:30 – Objects in Motion, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Pack a Space Telescope, Workshop 2:30 – Filtered Light, Explore 3:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop Monday, 4/23 10:30 –…

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Teens and Tech

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put your game face on as we explore the science behind game design! From hacking classic board games to creating digital ones, we will combine low and high-tech gaming challenges! Teens and Tech is open to all 6th – 12th grade students, it is free-of charge but pre-registration is required.

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May 2018

“May the Fourth” Be With You

May 4

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Star Wars hit the big screen. Today, celebrate Star Wars with McWane on this special day in May.

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Mothers Day

May 13

Where would we be without our Moms? So, on May 13, let us honor the special ladies with free admission to McWane.

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

May 15 @ 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 the Birmingham SCI Cafe, every third Tuesday 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. The Birmingham SCI Café is a joint project presented…

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Dino Days

May 19 - May 20

Join us for a roaring good weekend as we celebrate dinosaurs! Visit the Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit, see rare specimens in the Museum’s collections, look for fossils, and dig into hands-on activities and special dinosaur programs.

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National Paper Airplane Day

May 26

Put the Engineer Design Process to the test and build the best paper airplane. Will your airplane fly the farthest or get the most “air time?” Explore the science behind flight in this high-flying day!

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Blue Star Museums Military Discount

May 28 - September 3

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.

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