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March 2018

Dr Seuss’s Birthday

March 2

Itty Bitty Magic City Programming Grab your hat and hold on to your socks, and get ready to enjoy the wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss. Join us on March 2nd as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with special Little Lab at 10:30 am and an engineering design challenge on the Curiosity Cart throughout the day. The Cat in the Hat has also left a surprise for the first 100 friends who visit Itty Bitty Magic City on Friday!…

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Weekly Programming

March 3 - March 9

Saturday, March 3rd 10:30 Magic Card Flip 11:30 Squishy Circuits 12:30 Lightning Strikes 1:30 Animal Encounter 2:30 Design Challenge: Straw Tower 3:30 Ocean Animal Encounter 4:30 Design Challenge: Gumdrops   Sunday, March 4th 12:30 DIY Sidewalk Chalk 1:30 Design Challenge: Kinetic Sculpture 2:30 Combustion 3:30 Animal Encounter 4:30 Slime Time! 5:30 Magic Card Flip   Monday, March 5th 10:00 Little Lab: Frankentoy 10:30 Spark of Life 11:30 Dough Creatures 12:30 Spark of Life 1:30 Monster Mask 2:30 Scribble Bots 3:30…

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Einstein’s Birthday

March 10

Adventure Hall Programming Color & Light, Demonstration Station – 10:30am Explore how light interacts with matter and tip your party hat to the founder of modern physics, Albert Einstein, as we celebration his birthday. Squishy Circuits, Explore – 11:30am Bring your clay creations to life by completing an electric circuit with conductive and insulation dough. LN2 Ice Cream, Classroom 303 – 12:30pm Happy Birthday Einstein! Wish the father of modern physics a happy 139th birthday with some liquid nitrogen ice…

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Scout Weekend

March 10 - March 11

In honor of scouts, we’re offering $7 admission to scouts and FREE admission for up to two accompanying adults.

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Weekly Programming

March 11 - March 16

Sunday, 3/11 12:00 - Design Challenge: Gumdrops, Workshop 1:00 – Ocean Animal Encounter, Aquascape Theater 2:00 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:00 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 4:00 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 5:00 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater   Monday, 3/12 10:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 11:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 12:30 – DIY Sidewalk Chalk, Workshop 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:30 – Squishy Circuits, Explore   Tuesday, 3/13 10:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop 11:30 –…

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Member Monday

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Quarterly, 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 emailing

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Pi Day

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adventure Hall Programming Making Pi, Demonstration Station – 10:30am It’s Pi Day! Celebrate with us by making a paper chain representing the digits of pi. How many digits can we present this year? Pi Grid Art, Workshop – 11:30am Celebrate the infinite quality of pi by infinitely showing your creativity in this math meets art activity. The Pi Digit Bee, Demonstration Station – 12:30pm How many digits of pi do you know? Stop by the Demonstration Station between 12:30-1:30pm and…

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McWane After Dark: The Science of Luck

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Geek out at the museum! Join McWane After Dark for its second season. Adults, 21+ will have the chance to grab a drink, explore the museum, hear live music, and enjoy special programming, all while absorbing awesome science. Combining offbeat themes, music, and unexpected extravaganzas, McWane After Dark is the after-hours event series of the year. Are rabbits' feet really lucky? What is at the end of the rainbow? Find out the truth behind common superstitions and test your luck…

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St Paddy’s Day Science

March 17

Adventure Hall Programming Golden Pennies, Demonstration Station – 10:30am Looking for gold at the end of the rainbow? Why not use science to make your own? Edible Gold, Workshop – 11:30am Use the science of molecular gastronomy to transform apple juice into semi-solid spheres that pop in your mouth. Catch a Leprechaun, Classroom 303 – 12:30pm Be inspired by Vulcan’s Dream Machine in our lobby and create a community Rube Goldberg machine in order to catch a leprechaun.   St.…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

March 20 @ 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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