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December 2017

Member Monday Holiday Party

December 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As our gift to all of our members and donors this holiday season, you and your family are invited to our complimentary Holiday Celebration! Decorate your own holiday cookies, make holiday crafts and take a magical voyage in our Magic of Model Trains exhibit. RSVP your family’s spot today by emailing or calling (205) 714-8319.

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Jingle Bell Breakfast

December 16, 2017

Time: Breakfast @ 8:30 - 9:30 am, IMAX @ 9:30 am Pricing: $30 Adults (13+) | $25 Child (2-12) | Members Receive $5 Off Bring your little elves for a Merry Morning at McWane! Head to the North Pole where you will enjoy a hot holiday breakfast, make festive crafts, and have a very special visit with Santa! When breakfast is over, take a ride down the slide and head to the IMAX Dome for a private showing of Santa…

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Noon Year’s Eve

December 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year early at Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as we count down to 2017 with a sparkling juice toast and a very special surprise to welcome in the “noon” year! This is one New Year’s celebration everyone can stay up for!

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January 2018

Home School Day

January 8 @ 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 Math in the Museum. Programming Schedule Coming Soon

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Dinner on the Dark Side

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets: $25 Enjoy dinner on the darkside before heading to Jedi training where you will discover the science of Star Wars, explore the forces of the galaxy, and have a special meet and greet with Star Wars characters! Plus, enjoy a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. To purchase tickets, please call Reservations at 205-714-8414 or Buy Now* *Choose January 12th as date Schedule 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Dinner 7:00 - 9:30 pm - Programming  10:00 pm - Star Wars: The…

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Star Wars Weekend

January 13 - January 15

Explore the Adventure Halls for just $5 with the purchase of a Star Wars: The Last Jedi ticket. Check Star Wars: The Last Jedi Showtimes and Get Tickets  

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

January 16 @ 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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20th Anniversary Throw-Back Pricing

January 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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Frankenstein’s Workshop

January 27

Join us as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We’ll explore the intersection between science fiction and today’s science advancements in electricity, robotics, synthetic biology and human enhancements. Programming Monster Mask, Explore – 10:30am Who was Dr. Frankenstein and who was his “monster?” Create your own monster mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up! Spark of Life, Explore – 10:30am How does your body react to electricity? Make a battery from two kinds of…

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February 2018

Beaker Bash 2018: The Great Outdoors

February 3

McWane Science Center’s biggest fundraiser each year is Beaker Bash. And this year, a world of exploration awaits you as we journey into The Great Outdoors! Scamper through the grass to explore animal and insect habitats, make s’mores under the stars, and plant your own garden as you find out there is more to the backyard than you ever imagined! Learn More and Get Tickets  

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