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April 2018

Weekly Programming

April 28 - May 4

Saturday, 4/28: 10:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, World of Water 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 1:30 – Funky Floam, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station Sunday, 4/29: 12:30 – DIY Sidewalk Chalk, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Squishy Circuits, Workshop 3:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Design Challenge: Marshmallows, Workshop Monday, 4/30:…

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Teens and Tech

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put your game face on as we explore the science behind game design! From hacking classic board games to creating digital ones, we will combine low and high-tech gaming challenges! Teens and Tech is open to all 6th – 12th grade students, it is free-of charge, but pre-registration is required.

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May 2018

“May the Fourth” Be With You

May 4

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Star Wars hit the big screen. Celebrate Star Wars with themed programming at McWane on this special day in May. Programming Schedule Little Lab: Moon Crater, Level 2: IBMC Classroom 202 – 10:30am Join us for a galactic hands-on activity for ages Kindergarten and younger. Craters, Level 1: Workshop – 11:30am Learn how craters form and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons.…

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Weekly Programming

May 5 - May 11

Saturday, 5/5: 10:30 – Magic Card Flip, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 12:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 1:30 – DIY Sidewalk Chalk, Workshop 2:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, World of Water Sunday, 5/6: 12:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station Monday, 5/7: Home…

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Home School Day

May 7

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. May's Theme: 'Alabama Scientist' Educational Programs: 10:30 – Little Lab, Classroom 202 11:30 – Fossil Fun, Explore 12:30 –…

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Mothers Day

May 13

Where would we be without our Moms? So, on May 13, let us honor the special ladies with free admission to McWane.

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

May 15 @ 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…

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Dino Days

May 19 - May 20

Join us for a roaring good weekend as we celebrate dinosaurs! Visit the Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit, look for fossils, and dig into hands-on activities and special dinosaur programs. Meet a Paleontologist! Meet McWane Science Center’s very own paleontologist, Jun Ebersole, on Saturday 1:00 to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Bring a fossil (one only please) to be identified, ask questions, and learn about Alabama’s ancient past. Other activities include adding scales to our 15 foot dinosaur,…

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Weekly Programming

May 21 - May 25

Monday, May 21: 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 11:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope   Tuesday, May 22: 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 11:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, World of Water   Wednesday, May 23:…

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National Paper Airplane Day

May 26

Put the Engineer Design Process to the test and build the best paper airplane. Will your airplane fly the farthest or get the most “air time?” Explore the science behind flight in this high-flying day! Programming 10:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Paper Airplane Launcher, Classroom 303 1:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop 2:30 – Wind Surfin’, Explore 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Hoop Gliders, Demonstration Station

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