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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"As a homeschooler, McWane is a safe and fun place for my child to come learn about science. We participate in the homeschool labs, and it is always the highlight of her week!"
"McWane is a community asset!"
"We feel very fortunate to have the McWane Science Center nearby to expose our children to the world of science. They have so much fun learning about the world around them in interactive realistic play situations! Personally, I really love the safe, comfortable environment where I can relax and let them go knowing that they are learning as they play!"