McWane Science Center Offers On-Site Classes for Students Attending School via Remote Learning

Learning Labs provide relief for families struggling with distance learning

 (Birmingham, AL) McWane Science Center is offering on-site Learning Labs to provide students grades 1-6 with a safe, supervised environment in which they can attend their virtual or remote classes. As families strive to determine the best educational path for their children during this uncertain time, some are choosing virtual or remote learning options rather than sending their children to school campuses. This can be overwhelming for parents who must balance work and/or the responsibilities of managing their households while juggling their children’s distance learning.

McWane Science Center Learning Labs provide an option for families that are searching for support. Learning Labs are available beginning November 2, and registration is open. Cost per child is $300 per week. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Hours are 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of a couple of short weeks during the holidays.

Learning Labs classrooms at McWane have a class size limit of 12 students per class. All children are required to wear masks, and social distancing is practiced throughout the museum. McWane follows a regimented cleaning and disinfecting protocol. Learning Labs are offered for one-week sessions, beginning November 2 and continuing through the week ending December 31. Register online:

For more information about Learning Labs, registration, or scholarships, visit the link above or contact Susan Tipton: (205) 714-8305,

About McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) science center, children’s museum, natural history museum, aquarium, and IMAX Dome Theater featuring an IMAX with Laser projection system. Designed to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science, McWane Science Center was named “Alabama Tourism Attraction of the Year” for 2020 and has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. The McWane Collection houses the largest collection of fossils in Alabama. Visit for more information.

Media contact: Melanie McCraney (205)910-1323