Itty Bitty Magic City is excited to offer daily programming and special classes that focus on science, movement, and creative and constructive play.
Daily Programming Schedule
Itty Bitty Magic City is excited to offer programming and special classes that focus on science, movement, and creative and constructive play. Join us daily for educational programming like Little Labs and Science in the City! See our program descriptions and a link to our monthly calendar to plan your visit. These programs are free and open to all visitors.
Little Lab programs are 20-30 minute of hands on activities that allow your child to experience “STEAM.” “STEAM” is the foundation of learning and stands for learning through science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Little Lab Program Descriptions
Curiosity Cart programs are short 2-3-minute teaching activities that are presented on the floor of IBMC throughout each day. Times vary. Activities range from seasonal activities to favorites such as making slime, mini reactions, static electricity, weather bottles, magnets, or sink and float activities.
Itty Bitty Magic City Teacher Guide
Itty Bitty Teacher Guide PDF
This guide will serve to assist you and your class in getting the most out of your visit to the Itty Bitty Magic City. It is a collection of questions, ideas, and activities that can be used to foster children’s exploratory thinking and connect the educational themes found in the Itty Bitty Magic City to your curriculum before, during, and after your visit.
Our programs support your curriculum and meet the Alabama Course of Study Standards (ACOSS) and National Science Education Standards (NSES). McWane Science Center makes science exciting and inspires exploration in each of the young minds that enter our doors.
Help us continue our mission by booking a field trip and becoming our partner in changing lives through science and wonder.
Educator Advisory Committee
The goal of the McWane Educator Advisory Committee is to foster collaboration and learning among teachers and be an advocate for McWane’s mission to spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science.
Educator Advisory Committee members will:
1. Be involved in evaluating, piloting and developing educational programs produced by McWane’s Education Department.
2. Help connect McWane’s education programs to state standards and the needs of classroom teachers.
3. Be willing to serve on the advisory committee for a 2-year term.
4. Receive one free McWane on the Go classroom program during the school year.
5. Receive a one-year family membership to McWane Science Center.
6. Meet three times per year at the Museum.
Application deadline: September 6, 2019
Notification: September 13, 2019
The Educator Advisory Committee is open to all classroom teachers, Pre-K to 12th grade, informal educators with teaching experience, and community representatives working directly with children ages 0-18 years.
Applications must be received by McWane Science Center no later than Friday, September 6, 2019.
2020 Field Trip Guide
Learn what adventures await your class this school year at McWane.
The Field Trip Guide includes a list of upcoming exhibits, IMAX films and educational programs* for the 2019-2020 school year. It is designed to assist you in planning a field trip to McWane Science Center and learn about the educational adventures that are waiting for your class next year at McWane Science Center.
If your school or organization requires a copy of this form, you can download a certified copy of McWane Science Center’s Affidavit and Memorandum of Understanding for E-Verify.