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McWane Science Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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So much fun for young & old

We took our two grandsons here ages 9 & 11 and stayed 4 hours until we were worn out. I believe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lorrie R
Virginia Beach, United States
Playhouse for All Ages

Young or old, everyone can enjoy this interactive destination. Loose yourself in science, nature... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne W
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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
+1 205-714-8300
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank mcgowanapril
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from out of town and have 2 toddlers. Going to the McWane Science Center was one of the best places we have gone as a family ever! My kids loved it! I could not believe all the levels that were offered with so...More

Thank Jess K
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 hours here and could’ve easily spent all day!! The itty bitty town was awesome and my 4 year old didn’t want to leave so we took her back before we left. My 12 year old had just as much fun playing with...More

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Children enjoyed playing at the bubble station, basketball & building the race car station & also the big screen with the butterflies & many more things.

Thank SLJ66
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We are grandparents to 2 and 4 year old grandsons. When they visit from Atlanta they always want to spend a half day at McWane. It offers a great variety of exhibits that are “hands-on” for a broad age range. They really love the “itsy-bity...More

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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.
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