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July 2018

Everest Weekend

July 28 - July 29

Cool off with special ‘Everest’ themed programming throughout the Adventure Halls and enjoy $10 ‘Everest’ Combo Tickets.

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Weekly Programming

July 28 - August 3

Saturday, July 28th, Everest Weekend 10:30 – Ice Orbs, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 12:30 – Sublime Sublimation, Workshop 1:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 3:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 4:30 – Ice Orbs, Demonstration Station Sunday, July 29th, Everest Weekend 12:30 – Ice Orbs, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Sublime Sublimation, Workshop 4:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop Monday,…

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August 2018

Back to School Weekend

August 4 - August 5

As the lazy days of summer wind down, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. But before you completely forget about the summer, return to McWane for one final weekend of fun. $10 Combo Tickets (IMAX and Adventure Halls) available all weekend.

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Weekly Programming

August 11 - August 17

Saturday, August 11th 10:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 11:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 12:30 – Design Challenge: Zipline, Workshop 1:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop 3:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 4:30 – Design Challenge: Build-A-Thon, Imagination Playground Sunday, August 12th 12:30 – Let It Snow, Workshop 1:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 2:30 – Reptile Encounter, NatureScope 3:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station Monday, August…

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Last Day of Summer

August 12

The last day of summer is upon us and that means the end of SUMMER HOURS at McWane, as well as the seasonal closing of our SLIDE on Level 3.

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Weekly Programming

August 18 - August 24

Sunday, August 19th 12:30 – Paper Mountains, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Rising Sea, Workshop 2:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, Aquascape Theater 4:30 – Design Challenge: Don’t Rock the Boat, Workshop Monday, August 20th 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 – Battery Stack, Workshop Tuesday, August 21st 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 11:30 –…

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Throwback Pricing

August 20

As a special offer to our visitors this year, on the 20th of every month, we will THROW BACK the prices, meaning admission to McWane will be the same price as what it was when we opened 20 years ago in 1998. Pretty cool, right? Adventure Halls Kids: $6 | Adults: $7 | Senior: $6 Combo Ticket Kids: $9 | Adults: $10 | Seniors: $9

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

August 21 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 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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First Responders Day

August 25

Honor the service of Birmingham’s real-life superheroes. Meet local first responders*, and learn about the everyday science that helps them tackle their daily jobs. *First Responders will receive free admission with a valid ID for up to 5 family members. Special Guests Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Police K9 Unit Birmingham Fire Department Highway Patrol Marines Army Red Cross Birmingham ATF Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Fox 6 Storm Tracker Lifeguard Ambulance Services The Pillowcase Project The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney,…

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Weekly Programming

August 25 - August 31

Saturday, August 25th, First Responders Day 10:00-2:00 – Meet and Greet with Local First Responders, Plaza 11:30 – Design Challenge: Zipline, Workshop 2:30-3:30 – CSI McWane, Classroom 303 4:00 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 5:00 – Design Challenge: Zipline, Workshop Sunday, August 26th 12:30 – T. Rex Trying, Workshop 1:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 3:30 – Fossils of Alabama, Explore 4:30 – Alabama Wildflowers, Workshop Monday, August 27th 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202…

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