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McWane Science Center - Celebrating 20 Years of Science

Special Events

FUN FACT: Cats use their whiskers to check whether a space is too small for them to fit through or not.
McWane Science Center

Make it entertaining. Make it educational. Make it McWane.

Nowhere else in Birmingham can you provide your guests with the high-energy, interactive experience awaiting them here, at Birmingham’s most unique education and entertainment venue.

McWane Science Center offers full-service catering and multiple unique, but functional, event spaces perfect for your business luncheon, multi-day meeting, fundraising reception, employee appreciation day, wedding reception and more.

With multiple private spaces available 7 days a week, including a 4,000 sq ft banquet room, IMAX Dome theater and four exhibit floors, McWane Science Center is the perfect venue to host a group of 10-500+ day or night.

Please contact our experienced Special Events team at 205.714.8363 or email events@mcwane.org with any questions or to book a site visit today!

What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"McWane Science Center means that my child will have a fun, safe place to play - no matter the weather outside. Also, that he will grow up learning about science and other things that he might not learn about at such a young age. It's great to have a place like this in our area!"

"The kids always say "that was the best day ever!"  Even if we go 2 days in a row--they still find interesting things to play with and learn about.  I like the new nature center--the bug magnifier & decomposition chamber are neat."

"Somewhere safe, fun and educational that children of all ages can enjoy. From my two year old to my teen they all consider McWane a great place to go. Love special displays for the holidays."

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