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May 2015


May 16 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 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 7, 2015

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September 2015

You Build It

September 7 @ 9:00 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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IMAX Closed Due to Maintenance

September 14 @ 9:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm

The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater will be closed from Monday, September 14th to Tuesday, September 15th due to maintenance.

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Science Cafe

September 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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This cool series brings the general public face-to-face with scientists in the community. Join other science geeks (or science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia. GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey D. Lozier, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences — University of Alabama Dr. Lozier’s discussion will focus on identifying the severity and potential causes of bumble bee decline in North America. Stay tuned for more details!

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IMAX Closed for Maintenance

September 23 @ 9:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm

The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater will be closed from Wednesday, September 23rd to Friday, September 25th due to maintenance.

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LEGO® Education

September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 3:15 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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