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McWane Science Center, Birmingham

#2 of 12 in Childrens Museums in Alabama
Aquarium · Children’s Museum
McWane Science Center offers four floors of interactive exhibits, dinosaur models, and a five-story IMAX theater. Learn about science through the wide collection of hands-on exhibits, see the towering dinosaur bones, and view more than 50 species of aquatic life in the world of water exhibit. Educators give science demonstrations throughout the day, and the IMAX screen presents movies on a grander scale. There are also a wide variety of fossils, Native American artifacts, and other exhibits to choose from and a playground to entertain children. To visit McWane Science Center on your holiday in Birmingham, and find out what else Birmingham has to offer, use our Birmingham.
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  • Great family outing! Fun for all ages even toddlers. Engaging activities that are centered on science, art and creativity. My entire family enjoyed our visit. Definitely a must do if you have...  more »
  • My daughter worked here through college. So, I guess you could say I like it. I never get tired of visiting.  more »
  • This place was AWESOME! We took my 13 year old and his brother there for his birthday and we had a blast! The staff was friendly and there was plenty to do, four floors of different things to do. My only complaint is the food and drink pricing. Even the vending machines were charging $3 for a 20oz soda. If you go, bring your own drinks and snacks. Other than that, I cannot recommend this place enough if you have kids of any age. Even as adults, my wife and I had a great time. Loved it!
  • As a Birmingham attraction this is a good place to go for family fun. It's educational for the kids and there's a romp area where parents can settle a bit while kids run and play. Parking is free for McWane Center guests. Just bring a small car. The deck is old, and space is a commodity. However, the membership gets you free access to the Science Center and 20% discounts in the cafeteria. For locals and frequent visitors to the Birmingham area, it's hard to beat.

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