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McWane Science Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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McWane Madness

Most of my trips to McWane involved 150+ fifth graders. This trip was with my family and small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, Alabama
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Great fun for cheap

My family has a membership every year. This is a great place to bring kids when the weather is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Childersburg, 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...more
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200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most of my trips to McWane involved 150+ fifth graders. This trip was with my family and small children. The madness wasn’t so mad this time. There is plenty to do for all ages. My younger children really love the Itty Bitty City! This is...More

Thank BillBodacious
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family has a membership every year. This is a great place to bring kids when the weather is yucky. They always have fun attractions for the kids as well as stuff that makes learning fun.

Thank 758brandonm
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have had an annual membership to McWane for the past 5 years, and my kids still love to go! My kids range in age from 6-15, and there is definitely something for absolutely everyone to enjoy. They offer so many different interactive displays, and...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my 10-year-old, who typically isn’t very interested in science. After 3 1/2 hours I finally had to tell him it was time to go. And he still didn’t want to! There are activities for all ages and I highly recommend the panda IMAX...More

Thank kretpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our two grandsons here ages 9 & 11 and stayed 4 hours until we were worn out. I believe they could have stayed another 4 hours. This place is amazing!!! All the exhibits are very hands on and everything was working and clean....More

Thank Lorrie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Young or old, everyone can enjoy this interactive destination. Loose yourself in science, nature, or engineering. The iMax Theater is quite an experience in its own right. Be sure to check out the offerings and times. The Pizitz Food Court is right across the street,...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McWane center is an amazing place for children as well as adults. Lots of hands on intertainment for every one. The imax theatre is so much fun to be in. We have been there several times . I love the feeling of being up in...More

Thank blondjulia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in town for a wedding and had some time to kill on Saturday morning and stumbled upon the McWane Center. The kids were very happy with the center, very interactive, very educational - nice place for the kids!

Thank texastraveler2736
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I accompanied a group of middle school students. The museum definitely kept their attention. The food was ho-hum. It is a worthwhile visit.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for the whole family! My daughter and all my nieces and nephews love it! They are always changing up what they have and making science fun!

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Jen B
13 October 2018|
Response from texastraveler2736 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t recall, but it’s on their website. There was a AAA discount available.
6 October 2018|
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Response from KiminGranCouva | Reviewed this property |
dunno. call and ask the police. if its any help, i didnt see any private drones over Birmingham at anytime in the week in August 2018 that i was there. Not even in the parks
6 August 2017|
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Response from Anjelica G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open 7/week