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September 2018

Home School Day

September 3

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, give-aways and a discounted ticket price: FREE for home school parents, $7 for kids, and $6 for accompanying adults. September's Theme: Engineer It! Engineer It! 10:30 am — Critter Crossing (Itty Bitty Magic City - Classroom 202) Journey back…

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Weekly Programming

September 3 - September 7

Monday, 9/3, Home School Day 10:30 – Critter Crossing, IBMC Classroom 202 11:00 – Block That Blizzard, Classroom 301 11:30 – Save the Day, Workshop 12:00 – Chemical Reaction Lava Lamps, Classroom 302 12:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Capsize, Curiosity Cart, IBMC Floor 1:00 – Save the Day, Workshop 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:00 – Block That Blizzard, Classroom 301 2:30 – Capsize, Curiosity Cart, IBMC Floor 3:00 – Filtration Station, Workshop 4:00 – Oil…

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Itty Bitty Promotion Day

September 8

Did you graduate from Kindergarten in May? You are invited to the Itty Bitty Magic City Promotion Party. Graduates will receive a certificate, graduation photo, and a special play time in Itty Bitty before McWane opens. Then grab a scavenger hunt and check out the McWane Makers public programs and activities outside of Itty Bitty Magic City.

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Maker Fair

September 8

Put on your thinking caps, and spark your imagination! Be a part of the McWane maker movement and spend the day crafting, building, inventing, designing, tinkering, and engineering. Learn a new skill and showcase your creativity with other local makers. Programming Schedule Recycled Art with TreeMan, Level 3: Classroom 301 – 10am-4pm Join local artist Brian Bohanan, also known as the “TreeMan,” to create unique art pieces using found and recycled objects. Check out his nature-inspired folk art at bohananfolkart.com.…

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Weekly Programming

September 9 - September 14

Sunday, 9/9/18 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 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater Monday, 9/10/18 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 11:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 12:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop Tuesday, 9/11/18 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 11:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 12:30…

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Member Monday

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend an evening after hours at McWane Science Center for members only!  Plus, the Education Team will be on hand for exciting demonstrations! Reserve your family's spot today by calling (205) 714-8319 or emailing membership@mcwane.org. *Dinner will not be provided for this event

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Teens & Tech

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Teens and Tech is an after hours event at McWane Science Center for students 6th-12th grade. Each Teens and Tech night focuses on a single topic that is related to science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics. September's theme is "Concoctions, Combustion and Chaotic Chemistry" The event is FREE to middle and high school aged teens! Fun and food is provided, but seating is limited. To reserve spot, please contact McWane Science Center’s Reservation Department at (205) 714-8414 Our parking deck will be…

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Sensory Sunday

September 16

For over a year, McWane Science Center has been partnered with KultureCity to become a Sensory Inclusive organization to better serve our visitors with sensory processing needs. With this partnership, McWane Science Center will foster an inclusive environment for visitors with sensory processing needs by providing tools for a better experience in our center. Join us Sunday, September 16th as we celebrate this partnership with awesome education programming and sensory inclusive IMAX screenings all day with volume at 75% normal…

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Teachers’ Night Out

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As our way of saying “Thank You” for being loyal friends of McWane Science Center, teachers and an adult guest are invited to join us for a special complimentary evening at the museum. Explore the Adventure Halls, see the movie Pandas in the IMAX Dome Theater, enjoy refreshments and enter to win great door prizes – including a one year family membership to McWane Science Center! To register call 205.714.8414 or email pchowning@mcwane.org

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

September 18 @ 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 by…

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