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Welcome to Itty Bitty Magic City!

Welcome to Itty Bitty Magic City!

McWane Science Center is happy to welcome you to our newest addition, the Birmingham Children’s Museum Itty Bitty Magic City.  This new section of McWane Science Center caters to our youngest visitors, Kindergarten and younger, and encourages young children’s love of learning through the four major types of play:

Physical Play — Exploratory Play — Constructive Play — Imaginative Play

 

For Early Childhood Programming in the Itty Bitty Magic City,

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Itty Bitty Magic City is a vital resource for parents, grandparents and teachers as they try to equip children to become both ready for school and to become life-long learners.  This new space is  9,300 square feet, more than triple the size of our current early childhood exhibit space.

Itty Bitty Magic City features:

  • Main Street: Capturing the look and feel of a downtown main street complete with storefronts, sidewalks and street­ lights, Main Street includes a fire station, a farm, a veterinarian clinic, a market, a diner and a garage.
  • Tot Spot: The toddler area provides a secure space for McWane’s youngest visitors to explore and play.
  • Water Play: Water domes, ball vortices, squirters, pumps, damming activities, and an observation dome are all elements sure to engage fascination in the Water Play area.
  • Climbing Structure: Designed to engage early learners at every skill and developmental level, this configuration encourages children to safely challenge themselves physically.

In order to accommodate all or our guests who want to enjoy Itty Bitty Magic City, you will receive an assigned time when you arrive at Itty Bitty Magic City, this way everyone will get a turn!  Timed sessions will be every hour for guests. This is just for Itty Bitty Magic City, not the entire museum.