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After Hours Activities

Teens and Tech

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.

Next event: Saturday, February 22  (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Dream Big with Engineering

Meet-and-greet real-life engineers and learn about the key engineering skills they use everyday!
Participate in the engineering design challenges to find out if you’ve got the skills to be an engineer of tomorrow!

During this event, we will be watching “Dream Big” in the IMAX Theatre. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, “Dream Big” celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

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.
Younger siblings are not permitted.
Our parking deck will be open for pick up and drop off. You may enter the special events entrance on level C.

The goals of “Teens and Tech” are to

  • Engage teens in hands-on, STEM learning experiences
  • Help them develop 21st Century Learning Skills (critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem solving)
  • Give them the opportunity to learn and practice inquiry-based skills.