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October 2017

Birmingham Sci Cafe

October 17 @ 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 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. Birmingham SCI Café is hosted by McWane Science Center and the Civitan International Research Center at UAB.…

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Girl Scout Day

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Girl Scouts is one of America’s most cherished institutions, providing skills to young people for over 100 years. McWane wants to honor these adventurers with their own special day which includes discounted admission. $7 for Scouts | FREE for parents and troop leaders.

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Teens and Tech

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Teens and Tech is an after hours event at McWane Science Center for students 6th-12th grade. Each Teens and Tech night focuses on a single topic that is related to science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics. Mystery at the Museum- Join us on a mysterious adventure at McWane Science Center, where we will interrogate the suspects, collect clues and uncover the secret of Dr. X! Learn about DNA analysis, forensic science careers, and crime-solving methods as we solve the mystery! There…

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National Chemistry Week and Mole Day

October 22 - October 28

McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole Day on October 23rd commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro.

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An Evening at Hogwarts

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

  Calling all muggles: Grab your wizard robe and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in the Great Hall before heading to class to explore the science of magic! Make your own wizard wand, concoct potions, attend flying lessons, and more! After class is dismissed, enjoy a special showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the IMAX Dome. It’s a magical night you won’t want to…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

October 28 - October 31

Saturday, October 28th - Tuesday, October 31st 7:00 pm Adults: $9 | Kids $8 Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban prison and is bent on murdering the teenage wizard. While Hermione's cat torments Ron's sickly rat, causing a rift among the trio, a swarm of nasty Dementors is sent to protect the school from Black. A mysterious new teacher helps Harry learn to defend himself, but what…

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Spooky Science

October 31

Creep on down to McWane this Halloween and get your hands on some slime, meet creepy crawlers and learn the science behind some tricks and treats

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November 2017

Veterans Day

November 11

The McWane Science Center will be open for Veterans Day from 10 AM - 6 PM. America’s oldest Veterans Day Parade comes right by our doors. Come explore the museum, and stay for the parade! All veterans and active duty military get FREE admission.

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Magic of Model Trains Preview Party

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adults $16 | Children $14 | Members $2 off Grab your conductor’s hat and join us for a night of railroading fun. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, special train crafts and activities, then it’s ‘All Aboard!’ for an exclusive, one time showing of Rocky Mountain Express in the IMAX Dome Theater. Guests will have access to Levels 1-3 and Itty Bitty Magic City.

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Turkey Science

November 20 - November 22

As Thanksgiving Day fast approaches, it’s time for Turkey Science, the only science activity that features November’s favorite bird. We’ll have lots of great public programs including Pumpkin Chunkin’, Design Challenge: Mayflower, and Dinner Table Science.

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