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May 2018

Dinosaurs in Motion

May 13 - September 3

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way. Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the…

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Blue Star Museums Military Discount

May 28 - September 3

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 bluestarfam.org This offer does not include IMAX movies or parking.

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Celebrate Summer

May 28 - September 3

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane's 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!   Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a…

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June 2018

Weekly Programming

June 16 - June 22

Saturday, 6/16/18, LEGO Day 11:00 – LEGO Tech Lab, Classroom 303 11:30 – LEGO Critter Crossing, Itty Bitty Magic City Classroom 202 12:00 – Design Challenge: LEGO Engineering, Workshop 1:30 – Design Challenge: LEGO Engineering, Workshop 2:00 – LEGO Tech Lab, Classroom 303 2:30 – LEGO Critter Crossing, Itty Bitty Magic City Classroom 202 3:00 – Design Challenge: LEGO Engineering, Workshop 4:00 – LEGO Tech Lab, Classroom 303 4:30 – Design Challenge: LEGO Engineering, Workshop Sunday, 6/17/18, Father’s Day 12:30…

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Teacher Appreciation Days

June 20

Every Wednesday in June – teachers and their families receive special admission pricing.

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Throwback Pricing

June 20

As a special offer to our visitors this year, on the 20th of every month, we will THROW BACK the prices, meaning admission to McWane will be the same price as what it was when we opened 20 years ago in 1998. Pretty cool, right? Adventure Halls Kids: $6 | Adults: $7 | Senior: $6 Combo Ticket Kids: $9 | Adults: $10 | Seniors: $9

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Teacher Appreciation Days

June 27

Every Wednesday in June – teachers and their families receive special admission pricing.

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July 2018

Home School Day

July 2

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a trip to McWane Science Center on Home School Day (first Monday of each month)! There will be special programs, live science demonstrations, give-aways and a discounted ticket price: FREE for home school parents, $7 for kids, and $6 for accompanying adults.

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Star Spangled Science

July 2 - July 5

We are celebrating the 4th of July the only way we know how – with science and wonder. Experience the science of fireworks in our star-spangled live Combustion show and participate in patriotic demonstrations including red, white, and blue slime and a liquid firework display!

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McWane’s 20th Birthday

July 11

McWane opened its doors to visitors young and old on this day 20 years ago and began a journey of sparking wonder and curiosity about our world though hands-on science.

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