“Science on Screen” is a project that pairs screenings of films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science, education, technology and engineering. Each film is a jumping-off point for a speaker to explore the history, current research and ethics related to a science topic in the film.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION

Hidden Figures

Wednesday, April 21

Postponed for weather
New date to be announced

Event starts at 6:00 PM
Price: $5.00

Join us as we kick off the spring 2021 season of “Science on Screen” at McWane Science Center!

Our first Science on Screen will feature a screening of Hidden Figures. In this award-winning film, a team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. Guest speakers, Dr. Samantha Elliot-Briggs (Program Director-UAB School of Education) and Dr. Calvin Briggs (Executive Director- Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM) will discuss the challenges and opportunities of women and girls — particularly women and girls of color — in STEM and STEM education.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Wednesday, May 5

Event starts at 6:00 PM
Price: $5.00

The second event in this season’s “Science on Screen” series will be a roaringly good time!

This special “Science on Screen” presentation of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be preceded by an expert’s perspective on the giant screen dinosaurs.


Join us and learn for yourself how to distinguish Hollywood movie magic from scientific fact!