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November 2017

Veterans Day

November 11, 2017

The McWane Science Center will be open for Veterans Day from 10 AM - 6 PM. America’s oldest Veterans Day Parade comes right by our doors. Come explore the museum, and stay for the parade! All veterans and active duty military get FREE admission.

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Member Monday

November 13, 2017 @ 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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Turkey Science

November 20, 2017 - November 22, 2017

As Thanksgiving Day fast approaches, it’s time for Turkey Science, the only science activity that features November’s favorite bird. We’ll have lots of great public programs including Pumpkin Chunkin’, Design Challenge: Mayflower, and Dinner Table Science.

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

November 21, 2017 @ 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 McWane Science…

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December 2017


December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Friday December 1st – Sunday, December 3rd @ 7:00 pm Adults $10 | Kids $9 | $1 off for Members Dunkirk is back for one weekend only in honor of the upcoming anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could…

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Teens and Tech

December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kick off your Computer Science Education Week with coding, programming and other high-tech activities! Teens and Tech is an after hours event at McWane Science Center for students 6th-12th grade. Each Teens and Tech night focuses on a single topic that is related to science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics. Registration required— please call Reservations at 205-714-8414.

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Computer Science Week

December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017

Plug into Computer Science Education Week at McWane. Program video games and robots, participate in’s Hour of Code, and take a byte out of binary code.

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Home School Day

December 4, 2017 @ 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 Computer Science as we kick off Computer Science Week.   Computer Science Programming   10:30 am— Little Lab - Superhero Codapillar…

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Polar Express P.J. Party

December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017

$20 | $5 discount for members 2:00 - 4:00 pm IMAX @ 1:00 or 3:00 pm Join us for a journey beyond your imagination aboard the Polar Express! Slip on your PJs and visit with Santa over a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. Then it’s time to “believe” as you experience Polar Express on the IMAX Dome. A special keepsake will be given to all children 12 and under who wear their pajamas. Get December 9th Tickets Get December…

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Jingle Bell Breakfast

December 9, 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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