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“Take the grandkids”

McWane Science Center
Ranked #3 of 94 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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
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Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Carter! We hope to see you and the grandkids again soon.

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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
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Katie B, Public Relations Manager at McWane Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Seems a little pricey at first, but it is an all-day visit. Great fun for young and old. Make sure you go to all floors. Very educational. Try the IMAX theatre at least once.

Thank cdavidshort
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We took a day trip down to Birmingham and decided to stop into McWane, we spent over 3 hours there and could have spent another 3 hours there, we had SUCH a great time! The interactive exhibits have opportunities to engage for ALL age levels! We will go again

Thank Nikkia D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I visited first with a group of school children and then with my two grandchildren.
The McWane Center is a hands on science center for children. The exhibits are hands on and appropriate for school age children. The IMAX Theater is a great experience.

Thank Teresa G
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