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November 2019

Weekly Programming

November 16 - November 22

Saturday 11/16 11:30 – Tip the Scale (Itty Bitty Magic City - Level 2) 12:30 – Combustion (Rushton Theater - Level 1) 1:30 – Science of Magic (Demonstration Station - Level 1) 2:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred (Workshop - Level 1 3:30 – A little Touch of Fall (Itty Bitty Magic City - Level 2) Sunday 11/17 1:30 – Lightning Strikes (Rushton Theater - Level 1) 2:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter (Demonstration Station - Lower Level) 3:30 – Apple…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John’s City Diner, 112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the Birmingham SCI Cafe, every third Tuesday at John’s City Diner in downtown Birmingham (112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N). All SCI Cafes are free to the public and no science background is required. The fun begins at 6 pm with science trivia, then continues with the guest speaker at 6:30 pm. The Birmingham SCI Café is a joint project presented…

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Holidays at McWane featuring Magic of Model Trains

November 23 - December 6

November 23 - January 5 It’s the happiest season of all here at McWane Science Center! Take a slip down the Ice Slide and whoosh through the air on the zip line. Climb aboard the McWane Train and go for a ride before checking out the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. The Magic of Model Trains is back to delight families throughout the season and spread holiday cheer! Discover trains of every shape and size inside this awe-inspiring exhibit of locomotive displays.…

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Turkey Science

November 25 - November 27

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it’s time for Turkey Science, the only science activity that features November’s favorite bird.

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December 2019

The Polar Express Overnight Adventure

December 6 - December 7

Join us for a private showing of The Polar Express in the IMAX Dome! Check in starts at 6:00 pm in our Grand Lobby where you will be treated to a hot chocolate reception to get ready for the movie! The Polar Express will begin at 7:00 pm so wear your PJs and be ready to experience the adventure that awaits! After the movie enjoy access to Holidays at McWane featuring The Magic of Model Trains exhibit, McWane Train, Ice…

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The Polar Express Special IMAX Screenings

December 14 - December 22

December 14 & 15, 21 & 22 | 3:00 pm Join us for a journey beyond your imagination aboard The Polar Express! The Academy Award winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, and inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. It’s time for YOU to believe as you experience The Polar Express on the IMAX Dome

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Gingerbread Workshop

December 14 - December 21

Saturday, December 14 & December 21 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Join McWane Science Center for out sweetest holiday tradition, Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop. Create a unforgettable experience as you engineer your own edible masterpiece with gingerbread and sweet candy decorations. Bring your imagination, and leave the cleanup to us! Take a break from exterior decorating and enjoy a ride on the McWane Train before you head home with your keep sake gingerbread house, sweet memories, and a whole lot…

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Noon Years Eve

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year early at Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as we count down to 2020 with a sparkling juice toast and a very special surprise to welcome in the “noon” year! This is one New Year’s celebration everyone can stay up for!

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