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McWane Science Center

200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
+1 205-714-8300
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Fun times with kids

Takes more than two to three hours. Changing themes - lots of fun! Everything from toddler things... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
redils9599
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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Always Worth the Trip

This Science Center is one of the best! The kids love it and there are so many interactive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul L
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Montgomery, Alabama
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“imax theater” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
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200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Takes more than two to three hours. Changing themes - lots of fun! Everything from toddler things to older children. Had a small train ride and train exhibit when we went.

Thank redils9599
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Science Center is one of the best! The kids love it and there are so many interactive activities to do. Must visit if you have not been yet.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a 1 year old and a 3 year old. They had a ball. I strongly suggest 1 adult per pre school age children or you will never keep up with them.

Thank mcdgolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to take our kids in Birmingham! The kids especially love 'Itty Bitty Magic City' which is geared towards preschool age. We will definitely return next time!

Thank SteelersGal85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two hours at the museum. Would have been more but we arrived there in the late afternoon. Our kids are three and eight. There were more than enough age appropriate activities to keep the busy. Three floors of fun. Our little one could...More

Thank 409gingerg
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 31 October 2017

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 October 2017 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

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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
13 May 2017|
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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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