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January 2015

Mindbender Mansion

January 31 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Mister E. and the Mindbender Society invite you to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Adults and children alike will enjoy exercising their minds as they try to master each of the 40 individual brain teasers and the five group activities in this fun and unconventional new exhibit.

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February 2015

Little Labs

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our newly redesigned Little Lab program for 4 and 5 year olds is back! J Join us the first Wednesday of each month except April 8th which is the second week due to camps and spring from 10:00am  to 11:00am for themed based parent-child activities. Pre-registration is required. Call 205-714-8414 to reserve your spot. Cost: $8/$10 Admission is not included with the Little Lab fee but if non-members would like to stay and play before/after the book club the special…

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Closing Early Feb 7

February 7 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm

McWane Science Center will close at 2 pm on Saturday, February 7th in preparation for Beaker Bash, the museum’s annual family-friendly fundraising event. For more information about Beaker Bash CLICK HERE.

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Beaker Bash: Unlock the Puzzle

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Don’t miss McWane Science Center’s annual fundraising event Beaker Bash: Unlock the Puzzle. This unique evening event will test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.  This annual, family-friendly fundraising event directly supports statewide science education programs and makes field trips affordable for thousands of students. CLICK HERE to purchase

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Darwin Day

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday at McWane Science Center with a special lecutre by New York Times Science Writer, Carl Zimmer, entitled Darwin’s Ebola: The Evolution of Deadly Viruses (and Not So Deadly Ones). The event is from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the McWane Science Center Events Center. There will be a book signing/meet and greet following the event. For more information about this event CLICK HERE. Please RSVP by calling (205) 714-8414.  

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Big Machines Day

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, loaders, dozers and cranes! Learn the science of simple machines and participate in fun building programs throughout the day.

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Engineering Showcase

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Engineers make a difference in our world! Give your students the opportunity to learn from experts in the field! Biomedical, Civil, Material, Nuclear, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Aersopace Engineers will be on hand to talk with your students and provide them with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an engineer in today’s world.

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March 2015

Pi Day and Einstein’s Birthday

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join McWane Science Center as we celebrate Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s Birthday. Fun hands-on activities will focus on the importance of Pi and other interesting applications of math in our daily lives, and help mark the 130th anniversary of Einstein’s birth.

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April 2015

Itty Bitty Magic City

April 10 @ 10:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Opening Spring 2015. Get ready for ITTY BITTY MAGIC CITY! McWane Science Center launched the construction phase of the largest capital project since its founding 16 years ago. Itty Bitty Magic City will serve our youngest visitors in a brand new 10,000 square foot area allowing children to learn in a fun and playful environment. The new space will encourage young children’s love of learning and combine it with the power of play. It will be a dedicated space for…

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