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April 2018

Birmingham Sci Cafe

April 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 by…

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Astronomy Day: Star Party

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE Join us on the top level of McWane’s parking deck for an evening of astronomical proportions in celebration of Astronomy Day. Members of the Birmingham Astronomical Society will provide telescopes to view celestial objects including Venus and the crescent moon. Please park on Levels A-E, and take the elevator of Level F.

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McWane After Dark: Party Like It’s 1998

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets: $20 Early Bird | $25 Day-of Get Tickets In celebration of McWane’s 20th year, we are turning back the clocks to party like it’s 1998! Dust off your pager, grab your favorite slap bracelet and re-live the decade that brought us Zach Morris, boy bands, and the Macarena! Join us for 90s karaoke, trivia, costume contest, and what’s a 90s party without a little slime?And if that’s not enough, craft beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for purchase.…

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Earth Day Weekend

April 21 - April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at McWane by exploring what makes our planet unique in the solar system.

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Weekly Programming

April 21 - April 27

Saturday, 4/21 (Earth Day Weekend) 10:30 – Paper Mountains, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Craters, Workshop 12:30 – Mars Rover, Explore 1:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 2:30 – Magnetic Fields, Workshop 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Exoplanet Transits, Demonstration Station Sunday, 4/22 (Earth Day Weekend) 12:30 – Objects in Motion, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Pack a Space Telescope, Workshop 2:30 – Filtered Light, Explore 3:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop Monday, 4/23 10:30 –…

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Weekly Programming

April 28 - May 4

Saturday, 4/28: 10:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, World of Water 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 1:30 – Funky Floam, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station Sunday, 4/29: 12:30 – DIY Sidewalk Chalk, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Squishy Circuits, Workshop 3:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 4:30 – Design Challenge: Marshmallows, Workshop Monday, 4/30:…

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Teens and Tech

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put your game face on as we explore the science behind game design! From hacking classic board games to creating digital ones, we will combine low and high-tech gaming challenges! Teens and Tech is open to all 6th – 12th grade students, it is free-of charge, but pre-registration is required.

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May 2018

“May the Fourth” Be With You

May 4

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Star Wars hit the big screen. Celebrate Star Wars with themed programming at McWane on this special day in May. Programming Schedule Little Lab: Moon Crater, Level 2: IBMC Classroom 202 – 10:30am Join us for a galactic hands-on activity for ages Kindergarten and younger. Craters, Level 1: Workshop – 11:30am Learn how craters form and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons.…

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Weekly Programming

May 5 - May 11

Saturday, 5/5: 10:30 – Magic Card Flip, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 12:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 1:30 – DIY Sidewalk Chalk, Workshop 2:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop 4:30 – Ocean Animal Encounter, World of Water Sunday, 5/6: 12:30 – Design Challenge: Satellites, Workshop 1:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 4:30 – Spark of Life, Demonstration Station Monday, 5/7: Home…

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Home School Day

May 7

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. May's Theme: 'Alabama Scientist' Educational Programs: 10:30 – Little Lab, Classroom 202 11:30 – Fossil Fun, Explore 12:30 –…

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