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May 2018

Dinosaurs in Motion

May 13 - September 3

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way. Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the…

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Weekly Programming

May 21 - May 25

Monday, May 21: 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 11:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope   Tuesday, May 22: 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 11:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, World of Water   Wednesday, May 23:…

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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! Programming 10:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Paper Airplane Launcher, Classroom 303 1:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop 2:30 – Wind Surfin’, Explore 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Hoop Gliders, Demonstration Station

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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 bluestarfam.org This offer does not include IMAX movies or parking.

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Celebrate Summer

May 28 - September 3

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane's 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!   Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a…

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June 2018

Super Slime Saturday

June 2

It’s the slimiest day of the year at McWane Science Center! Join us for lots of ooey gooey fun as educators conduct slimy experiments. Dare to take the plunge on the Slip n’ Slime!

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Teacher Appreciation Days

June 6

Thank you to the teachers! We want you to enjoy McWane Science Center with your family this summer – not just on a field trip with your students. Each Wednesday in the month of June (6, 13, 20, 27), teachers get in free (please show teacher ID card/identification) and receive a goody bag, enter a drawing for a chance to win prizes, and receive a ticket discount ($6 for adults $7/$12 for kids) for your family (up to 5 people).

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Teacher Appreciation Days

June 13

Every Wednesday in June – teachers and their families receive special admission pricing.

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Lego Day

June 16

Celebrate all things LEGO! Explore amazing LEGO displays and take on LEGO Challenges and building activities throughout the Adventure Halls.

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Fathers Day

June 17

Let’s honor Dear Ol’ Dad with free admission to McWane.

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