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McWane Science Center

200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
+1 205-714-8300
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There is so such to do in there and the staff is very helpful, just ask them anything. This will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William C
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Hoover, Alabama
The Defiance of Science!

Let's face it: science has the ability to captivate, right? So, it shouldn't be that difficult for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brianimated
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder - from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX(R) Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers.
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“imax theater” (40 reviews)
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200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so such to do in there and the staff is very helpful, just ask them anything. This will not disappoint anyone.

Thank William C
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi William. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and thanks for the great feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's face it: science has the ability to captivate, right? So, it shouldn't be that difficult for a science center to get it right. Sadly, there are those who get it wrong. McWane Science Center isn't one of the ones that gets it wrong. Packed...More

Thank Brianimated
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! Thanks so much for the great review! We hope you come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make this a must stop for anyone, not just families. Fantastic facility with lots to do for all ages. Little ones will love Itty Bitty City, Collections area is amazing and don’t miss aquarium in lower level. Plan to spend several hours.

Thank Mike N
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Mike! Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

McWane Science Center is a great place to take young children, and they will never get bored. The experience will not only be educational, but a great time.

Thank Carter R
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Carter! We hope to see you and the grandkids again soon.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

McWane has so many permanent and changing exhibits that there is always something new for repeat visitors. The hardest thing is to keep track of your youngsters while you become totally absorbed in the exhibits.

Thank mspipkin
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you had just as much fun as the kids. Hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Seems a little pricey at first, but it is an all-day visit. Great fun for young and old. Make sure you go to all floors. Very educational. Try the IMAX theatre at least once.

Thank cdavidshort
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We took a day trip down to Birmingham and decided to stop into McWane, we spent over 3 hours there and could have spent another 3 hours there, we had SUCH a great time! The interactive exhibits have opportunities to engage for ALL age levels!...More

Thank Nikkia D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I visited first with a group of school children and then with my two grandchildren. The McWane Center is a hands on science center for children. The exhibits are hands on and appropriate for school age children. The IMAX Theater is a great experience.

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went for scout day, great deal. Lots of cools exhibits and things for the kids to play with. Both my kids ages 5 and 10 loved it! They even had a touch tank with sting rays and small sharks. Parking deck right beside the...More

Thank MRSJRollins
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The mcwane center is fun for the entire family. You may spend about two hours there if you experience every exhibit. There are four levels of the museum and even though all of the activities are very fun, they're also educational. I've been with a...More

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btwarden
6 August 2017|
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Response from Anjelica G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open 7/week
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Pam M
12 June 2017|
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Response from 6016-1824 | Reviewed this property |
Great question. It probably depends on the teenager. I promise you most of the adults are fascinated by the exhibits and hands-on activities, but a teenager is a different animal. I probably wouldn't take just teenagers... More
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runnercwalex
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Response from MRSJRollins | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking deck right beside the center that connects to it. You pay about $6 to park. You don't walk far at all.
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