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March 2018

Spring Fever

March 1 - April 15

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days, deals, IMAX films and more! Backyard Adventures: Visit our newest travelling exhibit before it's gone on April 29. From the biological interactions between plants and insects, and the zoology of nocturnal animals to the horticultural know-how that goes into growing giant vegetables, the mathematical genius needed to lay pavers and the feats of construction that can go on in the shed, the backyard is full of…

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Spring Break Programming

March 24 - March 30

Saturday, 3/24: 10:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Slime Time!, Demonstration Station 12:30 – Design Challenge: Kinetic Sculpture, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, Aquascape Theater 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Magic Card Flip, Demonstration Station   Sunday, 3/25: 12:00 – Magic Card Flip, Demonstration Station 1:00 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:00 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:00 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:00 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton…

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Brain Awareness Week

March 26 - March 30

Adventure Hall Programming Sheep Brain Dissection Ever seen a brain or held one in your own hands? Join us for a fun activity in which we’ll poke, prod, and cut open a real brain! We’ll learn about the computer in your head that helps you eat, sleep, play, and remember to do your homework. Cow Eye Ball Dissection Ever wanted to know what the inside of an eye looks like? Come cut up a cow eye in this fun hands-on and interactive…

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The Great McWane Egg Drop

March 31

Programming Eggsploration, Demonstration Station – 10:30am Come check out these egg demonstrations; we promise they are all their cracked up to be. Egg Drop Contraption Construction, Classroom 303 – 11am-12pm Use your creativity to create a contraption to protect an egg from a 45-foot drop! First Egg Drop, McWane Plaza – 1:00pm Put your contraption to the test during the first egg drop of the day! Amazing Eggsperiments, Rusthon Theater, 1:30pm Join us for an eggscellent show all about big…

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April 2018


April 6 - April 8

'Pandas'— Narrated by Kristen Bell, comes to the IMAX Dome! Dress in black & white on Friday to receive a special giveaway. Join us Saturday or Sunday for $10 'Pandas' Combo Tickets. Itty Bitty Magic City Join us for a little Pandamonium on Friday in Itty Bitty Magic City as we discover more about these gentle black and white giants. We will be celebrating the opening of 'Pandas' with cart programs throughout the day as well as a Little Lab…

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Camp McWane

April 9 - April 14

Grab your camp t-shirt and join us for a week of our favorite demonstrations, experiments, and activities from our most popular summer camps!

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

April 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 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. The Birmingham SCI Café is a joint project presented by…

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McWane After Dark: Party Like It’s 1998

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In celebration of McWane’s 20th year, we are turning back the clocks to party like it’s 1998! It’s going to be a throwback party and you “don’t wanna miss a thing.”

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