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Backyard Explorers Day

April 14, 2018

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 world of flight!

Butterfly Houses & Garden Stakes— 11:30 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 2:30

Investigate nature and flight making butterfly houses.  Be like George Washington Carver and learn about butterflies and why we need to protect and create homes for them.  Create garden stakes to identify those plants that can help the butterfly.

Red Mountain Park— 10:00 – 4:00

For 99 years, steel companies mined on the land that’s now Red Mountain Park. Now, 56 years after the last iron ore mine closed, the land is being restored to its natural habitat, as a place for Birmingham to learn, play and explore. Join us and discover just how far Birmingham’s backyard has come in the past 5 decades!

Cahaba Environmental Center— 10:00 – 4:00

The Cahaba Environmental Center strives to inspire and empower learners of all ages to become stewards of the natural world, by connecting them with the Cahaba River. Learners connect to the abundance of biodiversity found in the Cahaba River watershed and the rich historical significance of the property. Join us today for a soil sampling demonstration.


April 14, 2018