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May 2021

National Astronomy Day 2021

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at McWane Science Center for some out of this world science as we celebrate the study of outer space!

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Virtual SciCafe: Birding in the Black Belt

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentations are hosted via Zoom. The meeting ID and password will be posted on the website and on social media approximately one week prior to each presentation.

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Member Sunday @ McWane Science Center

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As a benefit to McWane Science Center members, the museum extends its operating hours one Sunday a month to allow member-only access to our first, second, and third floor adventure halls.

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National Paper Airplane Day

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Put the engineering design process to the test and build the perfect paper airplane. Explore the science behind flight on this high-flying day

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Sun Safety Day

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunny days ahead! Why not play it safe while you soak up some rays! Join us as we explore how to play it safe while we’re chilling out maxing and relaxing all cool.

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June 2021

The Lego Batman Movie

June 11 @ 12:00 am - June 13 @ 12:00 am

Lego Batman stars in his own IMAX Dome adventure as he tries to save Gotham from Joker’s hostile takeover.  The IMAX release of The Lego Batman Movie was digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make you feel as if you are in the movie.

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Lego Day 2021

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine, create, and play with a day full of LEGO! Join us for LEGO programs and continue to design, build, test, and explore with McWane’s newest exhibit, Brickology.

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Science on Screen–Star Trek

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join McWane Science Center on June 16 for our final program in the 2021 season of “Science on Screen” at McWane Science Center.  “Science on Screen” is a project that pairs screenings of films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science, education, technology and engineering. Each film is a jumping-off point for a speaker to explore the history, current research, and ethics related to a science topic in the film.  On June 16th, McWane Science Center will…

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Father’s Day at McWane

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What better way to celebrate dear ol’ dad than building and tinkering together? Join us at McWane for a day of Design Challenges, and dads get in free with the purchase of a child ticket.

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Virtual Sci-Cafe: STEM Careers in Medicine

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

McWane and UAB are teaming up for a program about STEM careers in medicine. Log-on for a talk by Dr. Daniel Chu that will include footage from a real surgical procedure and a look at the robotic da Vinci surgical system. Dr. Daniel Chu is an Associate Professor/ Associate Vice Chair for Health Services Research and Co-Leader, Surgical Grand Rounds in the UAB Department of Surgery. Presentations are hosted via Zoom. The meeting ID and password will be posted on…

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