Field Trips

McWane Science Center is committed to making each field trip the most worthwhile experience for you and your students. Every one of McWane Science Center’s programs is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study Standards as well as the National Science Education Standards.

Field Trip Guide

The Field Trip Guide includes a list of upcoming exhibits, IMAX films and educational programs for the 2020-21 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.

Reserve Your Field Trip Today!

Please complete the request form to begin scheduling your field trip. Afterwards, a reservation specialists will send you a confirmation e-mail to confirm your trip. If you have any questions, please e-mail our reservations department at

Educational Scholarship Fund for Field Trips

Financial assistance may be available for qualifying groups.

McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund can be utilized to assist with the cost of field trips and outreach programs. Funds are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis for Title I and other qualifying schools and organizations in Alabama. McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund will cover the cost of admission into the Adventure Halls for students, as well as an optional education program (subject to availability). Education Scholarship Funds will NOT cover transportation, parking, bus costs and other McWane Science Center options such as IMAX films, group lunches, concessions, etc. To see if your school or organization is eligible, please fill out the application and our scholarship administrator or reservation specialist will contact you.

Educator E-Newsletter

If you would like to receive email updates for educators about the latest workshops, exhibits and happenings at the center, please click here and send us your contact information.