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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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Weekly Programming

January 19 - January 25

Saturday, 1/19/19 10:30 – Chemistry is Colorful, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 4:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station Sunday, 1/20/19 12:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – What’s in the Water?, Workshop Monday,…

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February 2019

Beaker Bash 2019: Carnivale

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At McWane Science Center, science is a celebration full of magical experiences, forces of nature, and fun. So, we feel it is only fitting that we theme Beaker Bash 2019 to illustrate the incredible wonders of science. As such, we are excited to unveil to you our theme for the 2019 event: “Carnivale”. This February, mystery and imagination will thrive during this whimsical night in the museum. Bring your whole family and be swept away into a world of colorful…

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Home School Day

February 4

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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Sweet Science

February 9 - February 12

Science never tasted so sweet! Join us for Valentine’s Day and the most devine activities.

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Big Machines Day

February 16

Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines. Presented by

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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