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May 2018

Dinosaurs in Motion

May 13 - September 3

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way. Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the…

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Blue Star Museums Military Discount

May 28 - September 3

Blue Star Museums offers FREE admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve members, with up to five family members. To learn more please visit bluestarfam.org This offer does not include IMAX movies or parking.

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Celebrate Summer

May 28 - September 3

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane's 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!   Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a…

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July 2018

Weekly Programming

July 21 - July 27

Saturday, 7/21/18 10:30 – Color and Light, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 3:30 – Scribble Bots, Workshop 4:30 – T. Rex Trying, Workshop Sunday, 7/22/18 12:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater Monday, 7/23/18 10:30 – Little…

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Everest Weekend

July 28 - July 29

Cool off with special ‘Everest’ themed programming throughout the Adventure Halls and enjoy $10 ‘Everest’ Combo Tickets.

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August 2018

Back to School Weekend

August 4 - August 5

As the lazy days of summer wind down, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. But before you completely forget about the summer, return to McWane for one final weekend of fun.

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Last Day of Summer

August 12

The last day of summer is upon us and that means the end of SUMMER HOURS at McWane, as well as the seasonal closing of our SLIDE on Level 3.

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Throwback Pricing

August 20

As a special offer to our visitors this year, on the 20th of every month, we will THROW BACK the prices, meaning admission to McWane will be the same price as what it was when we opened 20 years ago in 1998. Pretty cool, right? Adventure Halls Kids: $6 | Adults: $7 | Senior: $6 Combo Ticket Kids: $9 | Adults: $10 | Seniors: $9

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

August 21 @ 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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First Responders Day

August 25

Honor the service of Birmingham’s real-life superheroes. Meet local first responders, and learn about the everyday science that helps them tackle their daily jobs.

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