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November 2018

Holidays at McWane ft. Magic of Model Trains

November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The Magic of Model Trains is back to delight families throughout the holiday season. Climb aboard the McWane Train and go for a ride before checking out the Magic of Model Trains exhibit.

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Weekly Programming

November 17 - November 23

Saturday, 11/17/18 10:30 – Laser Jello, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Boyle-ing Water, Workshop 12:30 – Corncob Explosions, Workshop 1:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Cranberry Caviar, Workshop 3:30 – Gum and Chocolate, Demonstration Station 4:30 – Cranberry Tetrahedrons, Workshop Sunday, 11/18/18 12:30 – Cranberry Tetrahedrons, Workshop 1:30 – Gum and Chocolate, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Corncob Explosions, Workshop 4:30 – Boyle-ing Water, Workshop Monday, 11/19/18 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 –…

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Turkey Science

November 19 - November 21

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it’s time for Turkey Science, the only science activity that features November’s favorite bird. Programming Monday, 11/19/18 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 – Cranberry Caviar, Workshop 11:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 12:30 – Corncob Explosions, Workshop 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:30 – Gum and Chocolate, Demonstration Station 3:30 – Laser Jello, Workshop Tuesday, 11/20/18 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 – Boyle-ing Water, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Lightning…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

November 20 @ 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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December 2018

Make It!

December 1

Join McWane Makers to create, make, and craft holiday gifts for friends and family. Uncover the science behind the art of soap making, bath bombs, plastic fusing, and more. Maybe you’ll even make something for yourself.

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Computer Science Week

December 3 - December 8

Download Computer Science Education Week at McWane. Program video games, robots, and rovers. Plug into Code.org’s Hour of Code and take a “byte” out of binary code.

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Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop

December 8

Build a new holiday tradition with McWane Science Center at the inaugural Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop. Create an unforgettable experience as you engineer your very own edible masterpiece with fresh baked gingerbread and decorations from the candy buffet. Bring your imagination and leave the clean-up to us! Take a break from construction to visit Santa over a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. At the end of the workshop, enjoy a ride on the holiday train before you head home with…

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Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop

December 15

Build a new holiday tradition with McWane Science Center at the inaugural Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop. Create an unforgettable experience as you engineer your very own edible masterpiece with fresh baked gingerbread and decorations from the candy buffet. Bring your imagination and leave the clean-up to us! Take a break from construction to visit Santa over a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. At the end of the workshop, enjoy a ride on the holiday train before you head home with…

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Noon Years Eve

December 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year (a few hours early!) at our Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a Spectacular Science Demonstration, and dance the afternoon away as we count down to 2019 with a sparkling juice toast and a very special surprise to welcome in the “noon” year!

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