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September 2020

Virtual SCI Café: Jayatri Das, PhD – Changing Brains

September 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An interactive discussion about how we see the world, emerging brain technologies, and questions about the future that will make you think about how we think. Come and change your mind! About the Presenter: Dr. Jayatri Das is Chief Bioscientist and Director of Science Content at The Franklin Institute and an invited Fellow of the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She has led development of several exhibitions at the Institute—including Your Brain, a national award-winning exhibit…

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November 2020

Magic of Model Trains

November 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021

The Magic of Model Trains is back for 2020 to delight families throughout the holidays. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this awe-inspiring exhibit of locomotive displays. No detail is too small for our miniature landscapes. From the covered bridges and crowded downtown storefronts to multiple train stations, a thunderstorm, and a drive-in movie theater, the Magic of Model Trains will keep curious minds entertained for hours!

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December 2020

McWane Maker’s Market

December 5, 2020

McWane Science Center is welcoming local makers to come and show off their wares and teach our guests about their specialty skills. Come learn about some neat trades and maybe even wrap up your holiday shopping list!

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Sweater Soiree: Tackier than 2020 [21+ Event]

December 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Let’s get tacky! McWane Science Center is hosting a 21+, after hours event, and we want you to come in your ugliest sweater (and required mask!) to take a break. Samples from local breweries can be purchased through the “Penny-a-Pour” system. A cash bar will be available with a signature holiday cocktail! PURCHASE TICKETS

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Grab-a-Grinch & Jingle Bell Hunt

December 16, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Oh no! The Grinch is trying to steal the magic of IMAX! He has hidden IMAX tickets to The Grinch and Polar Express throughout the whole museum! If you can find a jingle bell or a photo from The Grinch, take it to an elf at Ticketing in the Grand Lobby and you’ll be rewarded with one free ticket to see one of these holiday movies. The search starts on Wednesday, December 16th and runs through Sunday, December 20th. Limit:…

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Polar Express Social

December 18, 2020 - December 23, 2020

We’ve got the hot chocolate and movie, you show up in your best and most appropriate holiday PJs. The Polar Express is showing in the IMAX Dome from December 18 – 23 and if you come dressed in your favorite pajamas, we will give you a cup of hot chocolate!

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Virtual Visit with Santa

December 19, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Hey kids! Santa is in quarantine to prepare for his big flight on Christmas Eve night. Not to worry though! Santa’s IT elf Gabe is coming to McWane Science Center to set up a super special video chat line for you to talk to Santa! Make sure to bring your list and be prepared to answer one question: “have you been naughty or nice?” Saturday, December 19th – Sunday, December 20th Included with general admission

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Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Happy New Year…a few hours early! We are counting down to Noon (12pm) on December 31st and celebrating with some epic science demonstrations! Make sure to join us to celebrate the new year! Thursday, December 31st Included with general admission

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April 2021

LAST DAY to see Into America’s Wild in IMAX!

April 1
John W. Woods IMAX® Dome Theater, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Into America's Wild Poster

This fantastic documentary leaves after April 1st. If you haven't seen it yet, this is your last chance!

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Ancient Caves premiers in IMAX!

April 2
John W. Woods IMAX® Dome Theater, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Ancient Caves Poster

McWane Science Center is proud to present Ancient Caves in the John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater!

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