This is home to favorites like the green Moray eel, the moon jellyfish, clownfish and more. This area is dedicated to salt water environments from around the world featuring some of the most amazing creatures in the ocean.
Soak up the science in the Shark & Ray Touch Tank! This aquarium features a large, unique tank where visitors can touch Sharks and Rays. The Shark & Ray Touch Tank features Bamboo Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, Cownose Rays and Southern Rays
This is a large natural habitat that re-creates a section of the Cahaba River, Alabama's last major free-flowing river. This exhibit combines terrestrial and aquatic environments to focus on the animals and plants that live in and along the river.
These two large lunchrooms are for school groups and birthday parties.
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"This is a place where we can come and enjoy our day and learn many different things each time we come."
"It is a place where we can have fun, and learn at the same time. We also feel safe, and never have a dull moment. There are so many things to do!"
"McWane is an important part of children’s education. It allows us to explore science with them in visual and hands-on ways that we otherwise could not. Science is fun in this house, thanks to the help of McWane Science center. It is a reward, and a place our children always ask to visit. Pairing fun with learning is what you do, and we embrace that philosophy."