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September 2017

Labor Day

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Labor Day is the official end of summer AND the official end of Design Zone. Don’t miss your last chance to see this cool exhibit before it leaves.

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Grandparents Day

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

What would we do without our grandparents? They instill us with love, wisdom and a steady supply of Werther’s Originals. In honor of their special day, grandparents get in free on this day

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College Days

September 11 - September 17

We’d like to welcome all college students to come and enjoy the museum and our IMAX theatre for a discounted price ($5 Adventure Hall Tickets & $10 Combo Tickets) – just show your college ID and spend the day with us!

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Member Monday

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the 2nd Monday evening of every month, 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 calling (205) 714-8414. Additionally, a dinner of chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and green beans is available for advanced purchase. Dinner reservations must be made the Friday before each Member Monday event. The cost of dinner is Adults: $8, Children: $5. Payment must be made…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

September 19 @ 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 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. Birmingham SCI Café is hosted by McWane Science Center and the Civitan International Research Center at UAB.…

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Boy Scout Day

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Boy Scouts is one of America’s most cherished institutions, providing skills to young people for over 100 years. McWane wants to honor these adventurers with their own special day which includes discounted admission and special programming. Robotics programs times are 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Each program is 1 hour. Space is limited; to reserve a spot, please contact our Reservations Department at (205) 714-8414. $7 for Scouts | $2 programming | FREE for parents and troop leaders.

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October 2017

Earth Science Week

October 8 - October 14

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. Earth Science Week 2017 learning resources and activities are engaging young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life). This year’s theme promotes public understanding and stewardship of the planet, especially in…

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Member Monday

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the 2nd Monday evening of every month, 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 calling (205) 714-8414. Additionally, a dinner of chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and green beans is available for advanced purchase. Dinner reservations must be made the Friday before each Member Monday event. The cost of dinner is Adults: $8, Children: $5. Payment must be made…

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Teachers’ Night Out

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As our way of saying “Thank You” for being loyal friends of McWane Science Center, you and an adult guest* are invited to join us for a special complimentary evening. Explore the Adventure Halls and see the movie Dream Big in the IMAX Dome Theater, enjoy refreshments and enter to win great door prizes, including a one year family membership to McWane Science Center! RSVP at (205) 714-8414 by Monday, October 9. Please specify your grade when making your reservation.…

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McWane After Dark: MAD Science

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday October 13, 2017 | 7 PM - 11 PM $25 until 10/12 | $30 day of 21+ only McWane After Dark is back and ready to celebrate Friday the 13th with spine tingling science. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy the haunting sounds of our ghost DJ. Ghouls and gals will have a spooky-good time at this exclusive 21+ event where you can eat, drink, and be scary! What’s Halloween without a little MAD Science? Admission includes access…

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