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January 2019

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

January 19 - May 5

Do you have your mother’s dimples? Or your father’s hairline? What makes us, us? And how much of it actually sets us apart from every other living thing on Earth? Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code begins to unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome. Discover how your genome could be the key to maximizing your future quality of life as genomic science helps open the way…

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Speed: Science in Motion

January 19 - May 5

Developed by Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, SPEED: Science in Motion, replicates the high-octane action of the Formula 1 racetrack, complete with pit lane, workshop and physical testing environments. This immersive experience is designed to unravel the cutting edge science and technology behind professional motor sports. Visitors can challenge themselves through hands-on exhibits and displays, to see if they have the skills, fitness and reactions to race at over 125 miles per hour.

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March 2019

Weekly Programming

March 16 - March 22

Saturday, March 16th, Math in the Museum 10:30 – Area of a Cookie, Workshop 11:30 – Capsize, IBMC Floor 11:30 – Florence Merriam & Birds, Naturescope 12:30 – Binary Numbers, Explore 1:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Capsize, IBMC Floor 2:30 – Rocket Reactions, Demonstration Station 3:30 – Lisa Meitner & Nuclear Fission, Workshop 4:30 – Magic Card Flip, Demonstration Station Sunday, March 17th, St. Paddy’s Day Science 12:30 – Design Challenge: Catch a Leprechaun, Workshop 1:30 – Booking…

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Science on Screen: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting new program, as McWane becomes the only science center in the national Science on Screen © program. In this Oscar winning film, Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly…

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Brain Awareness Week

March 25 - March 29

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign designed to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Join us and neuroscience students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham for brainy activities!

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April 2019

Home School Day

April 1

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a trip to McWane Science Center on Home School Day (first Monday of each month)! There will be special programs, live science demonstrations, and a discounted ticket price: FREE for home school parents, $7 for kids, and $6 for accompanying adults. Programming TBA

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