|Hours and Admission||Directions||Parking|
McWane Science Center is open every Wednesday-Sunday, excluding some holidays. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for administration, planning, and deep cleaning. See below for information about admission prices to both the museum and the IMAX® Dome Theater.
Hours and admission are subject to change without notice and are subject to a 10% sales tax. Note: McWane Science Center is a weapons-free facility.
|Adventure Hall Only||$15||$12||$14|
*Under 2 years old: Free
McWane Science Center is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. McWane Science Center is easily accessible from Interstate 65, *Interstate 59/20, Highway 31, and Highway 280.
Parking Deck: McWane Science Center’s parking deck offers safe and convenient parking on 2nd Avenue North. The height limit for the deck is 6’8”.
6:30am – 6:30pm: $5.00 required to exit deck. The exit gate accepts $1, $5, $10, $20 bills as well as debit and credit cards. You can also purchase a token at the ticketing counter inside the center. Members receive free parking in the deck. For after hours parking from 6:30 PM-10:00 PM, the cost to exit is $8.
Additional parking is available on the streets surrounding the center. On Monday – Friday there is a 2-hour limit on the street parking. The meter charges $0.25/hour. Street parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and on Holidays.
Buses should unload on 2nd Avenue North if space is available, if not then park on 19th Street North. Once buses are unloaded, McWane Science Center will direct bus drivers to remote parking and provide shuttle service for drivers to and from the center.