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McWane Science Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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The whole family had a great time.

The dinosaur exhibit was very interesting, and the children had a blast riding the bicycle on the... read more

Reviewed today
Jay D
Still worthwhile but time to freshen up

After a 10 year break (children had grown and left home) we bought discounted Groupon IMAX and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen L
Birmingham, Alabama
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“imax theater”(47 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
+1 205-714-8300
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Reviewed today

The dinosaur exhibit was very interesting, and the children had a blast riding the bicycle on the high wire. The IMAX was amazing, the kiddos were hooked from the moment we sat down. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jay D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a 10 year break (children had grown and left home) we bought discounted Groupon IMAX and museum tickets and took a Sunday to go visit. When our now 30+ year old children were young we visited regularly and loved each visit. I was surprised...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have a membership to the McWane Science Center and have been there at least a dozen times, we love it! The first time we went I wasn't sure if it would be the right place for toddlers, but my son loves "Itty Bitty Magic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Birmingham several times a year, and our son is hooked on this place. I would have saved if I had just bought a membership back when we first visited as it is requested to go every visit. When the weather is very frightful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cubscoutmomga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Birmingham & have been going to the McWane Center for years. My kids absolutely loved this place up until they were about 12. We were members & visited all the time. I loved this place when they were really little because there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leigh Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a blast! So many fun interactive things to see and do. Also loved the Imax experience! Awesome science museum!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kitsulie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BillBodacious
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 758brandonm
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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13 October 2018|
Response from texastraveler2736 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t recall, but it’s on their website. There was a AAA discount available.
7 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