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July 2018

Star Spangled Science

July 2 - July 5

This week we will literally spark wonder and curiosity! Discover the science of fireworks and use the powers of combustion to wish America happy birthday

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Weekly Programming

July 7 - July 13

Saturday, 7/7 10:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Table, Workshop 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 3:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Racing Robots, Workshop   Sunday, 7/8 12:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 3:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Design Challenge: Kinetic Sculpture, Workshop   Monday, 7/9…

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McWane’s 20th Birthday

July 11

McWane opened its doors to visitors young and old on this day 20 years ago and began a journey of sparking wonder and curiosity about our world though hands-on science.

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Weekly Programming

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, July 16th 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 10:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Gulf Feeding, Ocean Journey 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 3:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop Tuesday, July 17th 10:30 – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 202 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 12:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, Aquascape Theater 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope…

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McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash

July 14 - July 15

Standard General Admission: Adults: $13 | Kids (2-12): $9 McWane opened its doors to the public on July 11, 1998, and we have been sparking wondering and curiosity in the Birmingham community and beyond ever since! We're inviting you to help us celebrate this special occasion with a two-day birthday bash! Join us for some incredible demonstrations, interactive activities, and of course cake! Check out our timeline commemorating 20 years of sparking wonder and curiosity.   Saturday Programs: 20 years…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

July 17 @ 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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Throwback Pricing

July 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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Summer Star Party

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on the parking deck roof for a free star gazing party with the Birmingham Astronomical Society. Identify the summer constellations, and catch a glimpse of the July half-moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The astronomical fun begins at 8 pm.

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Weekly Programming

July 21 - July 27

Saturday, 7/21/18 10:30 – Color and Light, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 3:30 – Scribble Bots, Workshop 4:30 – T. Rex Trying, Workshop Sunday, 7/22/18 12:30 – Design Challenge: Save Fred, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater Monday, 7/23/18 10:30 – Little…

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Teens & Tech

July 21 @ 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. “Science at the Movies” Join as we view clips from Sci Fi films (both old and new). We will explore the science fact behind popular science fiction! Teens and Tech is open to all 6th – 12th grade students, it is free-of charge, but pre-registration is…

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