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May 2017

Design Zone

May 27 - September 4

Get ready for McWane's Summer exhibit. Design Zone is a highly interactive exhibition where visitors can explore a variety of creative concepts to learn the tools needed to create a successful design.

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Military Discount for Blue Star Museums

May 29 - September 4

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. Offer valid through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

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July 2017


July 21 - August 31

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Christopher Nolan designed Dunkirk for IMAX - capturing a large portion of the film on IMAX cameras, the…

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August 2017

Eclipse Day

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Look up in the sky, it’s the sun…and the moon! You're invited to spend your day with McWane for the eclipse viewing party on top of the McWane’s parking deck on Monday, August 21st. The day will begin at 9:00 am with special programming inside the museum beginning at 10:30. The top level of the parking deck will be open for guests to watch the eclipse at their leisure. A limited number of viewing glasses will be available, to those who…

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September 2017

Labor Day

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Labor Day is the official end of summer AND the official end of Design Zone. Don’t miss your last chance to see this cool exhibit before it leaves.

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Grandparents Day

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What would we do without our grandparents? They instill us with love, wisdom and a steady supply of Werther’s Originals. In honor of their special day, grandparents get in free on this day

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College Days

September 11 - September 17

We’d like to welcome all college students to come and enjoy the museum and our IMAX theatre for a discounted price – just show your college ID and spend the day with us!

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Member Monday

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the 2nd Monday evening of every month, McWane Science Center opens its doors from 5 to 8 pm to its members for special FREE member-only programming. Reserve your family’s spot today for Member Monday by calling (205) 714-8414. Additionally, a dinner of chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and green beans is available for advanced purchase. Dinner reservations must be made the Friday before each Member Monday event. The cost of dinner is Adults: $8, Children: $5. Payment must be made…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

September 19 @ 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.

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Boy Scout Day

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Boy 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 and special programming.

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