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May 2016

Hall of Heroes

May 14 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Hall of Heroes! Starting your journey in the ‘Identification Station’ guests will learn about, and get sorted into, one of the five disciplines that are the basis for all super powers: ‘Powers of the Body’, ‘Powers of the Mind,’ ‘Mastery,’ ‘Gadgets,’ and the ‘Elements.’ These five powers are reflected throughout the exhibit where guests can…

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Military Discount from Blue Star Museums

May 30 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
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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. This offer does not include IMAX movies or parking. Offer valid through Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

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August 2016

Member Monday

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nano Night Explore the minuscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces with an evening of nanotechnology. Reserve your family’s spot today 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 at time of Reservation and will not be available for purchase the night…

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Birmingham SCI Cafe

August 16 @ 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. We are excited to announce a new development in our series.…

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Innovation Day

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bring out your inner inventor a McWane Science Center's celebration of Birmingham Innovation Week! Try your hand at making and tinkering as we explore creativity through science. Experiment with electricity by designing and constructing functioning circuits using conductive materials, and design and build a creative ball-in contraption from familiar materials. To learn more about Birmingham Innovation Week, visit http://www.innovationweekbirmingham.com/

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Words are our World Back to School Bash

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Having a good vocabulary is the key to success, and no one knows this better than Vocabby--the Words are our World mascot. Come down to McWane and meet Vocabby and enjoy some fun science programs ained at strengthening your vocabulary. This program is for early learners.

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September 2016

Member Monday

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Grandparents Night Bring your grandparents to explore McWane Science Center as we celebrate National Grandparents Day with a special evening of activities and science experiments for the entire family. Reserve your family’s spot today 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 at…

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Teens and Tech

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teens and Tech

September's Teens and Tech event provides hands-on activities to introduce middle and high school students to careers in biotechnology. This event will be hosted by students from UAB's Sci Tech Honor Society. This event is FREE for any 6th – 12th graders to attend and dinner is provided. Younger siblings may not attend. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, please contact our Reservations Department at (205) 714-8414.

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October 2016

Member Monday

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fall Festival Fall is in full-swing and McWane Science Center has the perfect way to get members in the autumn spirit with fall-related science experiments. Reserve your family’s spot today 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 at time of Reservation and…

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