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Day out with grandkids

This was a great place to go on a hot July day . Our grandkids really enjoyed the trip. We stayed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arley, Alabama
We had a blasts!

Everyone had a blasts from parents, teens to younger kiddos. So many activities to do, sting rays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer C
Midland, Texas, United States
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“imax theater”(46 reviews)
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 4 days ago

This was a great place to go on a hot July day . Our grandkids really enjoyed the trip. We stayed about 3 hours .

Thank Patsy2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone had a blasts from parents, teens to younger kiddos. So many activities to do, sting rays to pet, great physical games and experiments. We did the Everest IMAX and it was quite sad but interesting. We had 3 hrs and it was barely enough...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend the McWane Center to anyone that has a few hours to kill in Birmingham. This hands-on science museum has something to offer for all ages. The exhibits cover a wide range of topics and are changed out from time to time...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Just loved this Science Museum for Kids!! We have a membership to Amazeum in Arkansas and it allows us to go to other science museums when we travel for free!! So, we get a chance to check out other great places and enjoy learning...More

Thank angelab938
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting, hands-on place to visit. Our youngest (5) was quite entertained; our oldest (10... and a mature 10) was also entertained. She gives it a "B." Staff are friendly and engaged.There are exhibits that range from moving dinosaur skeletons to science and...More

Thank KDJ06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love McWane! We’ve had a membership for five straight years starting when my oldest son was just a baby. There is something for all ages. My brother and his family who live in CT are always so impressed with this museum, they wish they...More

Thank blaude03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my kids' favorite places to go in Birmingham. Enjoy the interactive exhibits that are always changing and the Imax theater. Always hours of fun!

Thank The_White_Rabbit_205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have gone there several times with 3 and 6 year old grandchildren. We spent the day there (the whole day) and the kids had a grand time--something for all age groups. My only quibble is that the food offerings are not as healthy as the...More

Thank Nasi J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots for little children to play with Our 2 and 3 year old loved it. The played in a make bekieve diner and vets office They enjoyed playing in a fire truck ,

Thank karen4309
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The McWane Science Center is a wonderful Birmingham downtown attraction. The exhibits are interactive and very educational. There are exhibits for the very young and adult. We loved being able to touch the sharks and manta rays in the tidal pool and see so many...More

Thank karenhD5112JQ
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Response from Anjelica G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open 7/week
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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
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.