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February 2018

Home School Day

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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! There will be special programs, live science demonstrations, give-aways and a discounted ticket price: FREE for homeschool parents, $7 for kids, and $6 for accompanying adults. This month’s theme is McWane Makers.   Programming Schedule Coming Soon

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Sweet Science

February 10 - February 14

Have a science filled Valentine’s Day with the sweetest of demonstrations.

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Boy Scout Weekend

February 10 - February 11

The Boy Scouts is one of America’s most cherished institutions, providing skills to young people for over 100 years. So in honor of National Boy Scout Day, McWane Science Center is offering a promotion to all of our favorite scouts!* Be sure to let our ticketing representatives know that you are here for Scout Day, and enjoy the adventure halls, Backyard Adventures exhibit, and/or an IMAX movie for a special scout price! Scouts: $7 Adventure Halls / $12 Combo |…

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Edison’s Birthday

February 11

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

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Darwin Day

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire scientific thinking and curiosity. McWane will celebrate by exploring the scientific method as well as the animal adaptations of some of our amazing animals.

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McWane After Dark: The Science of Love

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

Tickets Early Bird: $20 | Day-of: $25 Tickets available online or call 205-714-8414 Geek out at the museum, and 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 3-part, after hours event series of the year. McWane After Dark: Science of Love includes: Drink…

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Big Machines Day

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. Educational Programming 11:00 am — Design Challenge: Satellites 12:00 pm — You Build It: Imagination Playground 1:00 pm — You Build It: LEGO 2:00 pm — Design Challenge: Marshmallow Structures 3:00 pm — You Build It: Imagination Playground 4:00 pm — Design Challenge: Marshmallow Structures 5:00 pm — You Build It:…

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Copernicus’s Birthday

February 19
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Birmingham Sci Cafe

February 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…

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Engineering Showcase

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

To celebrate National Engineers Week 2018, McWane Science Center will host engineers from many different fields, such as mechanical, structural, biomedical engineering, and more. The engineers will be showcasing their work and offering hands on activities to all visitors.

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