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April 2018

Home School Day

April 2

Investigating Invertebrates Programming 10:00 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 – Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates, Workshop 11:00 – Insect Senses, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Meet the Inverts, World of Water/Aquascape Theater 12:00 – Squid Dissection Lab, Classroom 303 1:00 – Meet the Inverts, World of Water/Aquascape Theater 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:00 – Insect Senses, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates 3:30 – Squid Dissection Lab, Classroom 303

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April 6 - April 8

'Pandas'— Narrated by Kristen Bell, comes to the IMAX Dome! Dress in black & white on Friday to receive a special giveaway. Join us Saturday or Sunday for $10 'Pandas' Combo Ticket. Itty Bitty Magic City Join us for a little Pandamonium on Friday in Itty Bitty Magic City as we discover more about these gentle black and white giants. We will be celebrating the opening of 'Pandas' with cart programs throughout the day as well as a Little Lab…

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Camp McWane

April 9 - April 14

Grab your camp t-shirt and join us for a week of our favorite demonstrations, experiments, and activities from our most popular summer camps!

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Navy Day

April 12

We are honored to be a venue during Birmingham Navy Week. They will have the EOD – Explosive Ordinance Disposal Command, the USS Constitution Sailors and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command to share information with our visitors. Programming Explosive Ordinance Disposal— Art & Tech (Level 3) Oceanography & Weather— Science on a Sphere (Level 2) and Demo Station (Level 1) USS Constitution— Classroom 303 (Level 3)

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Backyard Explorers Day

April 14

Come explore the great outdoors at McWane! The day will be packed with special programming, our friends from Red Mountain Park, the National Park Service, Cahaba Environmental Center and much more. Enjoy $10 Combo Tickets for 'Backyard Wilderness' in IMAX and explore the museum including our travelling exhibit, Backyard Adventures before it leaves on the 29th. Kites & Pinwheels— 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 1:30 Build and decorate Kites and pinwheels, while learning about the Tuskegee Airmen and the wonderful…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

April 17 @ 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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Astronomy Day: Star Party

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE Join us on the top level of McWane’s parking deck for an evening of astronomical proportions in celebration of Astronomy Day. Members of the Birmingham Astronomical Society will provide telescopes to view celestial objects including Venus and the crescent moon. Please park on Levels A-E, and take the elevator of Level F.

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McWane After Dark: Party Like It’s 1998

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets: $20 Early Bird | $25 Day-of Get Tickets In celebration of McWane’s 20th year, we are turning back the clocks to party like it’s 1998! Dust off your pager, grab your favorite slap bracelet and re-live the decade that brought us Zach Morris, boy bands, and the Macarena! Join us for 90s karaoke, trivia, costume contest, and what’s a 90s party without a little slime?And if that’s not enough, craft beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for purchase.…

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Earth Day Weekend

April 21 - April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at McWane by exploring what makes our planet unique in the solar system.

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Weekly Programming

April 21 - April 27

Saturday, 4/21 (Earth Day Weekend) 10:30 – Paper Mountains, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Craters, Workshop 12:30 – Mars Rover, Explore 1:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Magnetic Fields, Workshop 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Exoplanet Transits, Demonstration Station Sunday, 4/22 (Earth Day Weekend) 12:30 – Objects in Motion, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Pack a Space Telescope, Workshop 2:30 – Filtered Light, Explore 3:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop Monday, 4/23 10:30 –…

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