Looking to cure your winter blues? McWane Science Center has just the fix—their Spring Fever event. Enjoy special deals, days, IMAX films and more, now through April 30. Here’s a peek at some of the fun that’s happening.
Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code
What is the genome and why does it make us who we are, what we look like and what we will become in the future? Unravel the mystery of the genetic instruction every living thing on Earth needs to grow and function at McWane Science Center’s newest immersive, high-tech exhibit: “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.”
Speed: Science in Motion
Got a need for speed? Then immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of motorsports at McWane Science Center’s traveling exhibit—Speed: Science in Motion. Experience:
- High-octane action found only on the real-life Formula 1 racetrack.
- Pit lane, workshop and physical testing environments.
- Cutting edge science and technology behind professional motorsports.
Are you ready to ride? Then floor it to McWane Science Center’s adventure halls.
Superpower Dogs at the IMAX Theater—Starting March 15
Dogs. They’re cute, furry and offer lots of love. But did you know they also have superpowers? Discover the incredible abilities of canines and the science behind their abilities in Superpower Dogs—coming to McWane Science Center’s IMAX Theater on March 15 (until March 2020).
Ricochet, a superpower dog showing one of his many skills. Photo via Superpower Dogs on Facebook
Narrated by the one and only Captain America, Chris Evans, you’ll be taken on an inspiring journey around the globe where you’ll meet some of the most remarkable—and furriest— real-life superheroes.
One incredible pup you’ll love learning about is Ricochet, a Californian surf legend who helps people with special needs.
Girl Scout Appreciation Weekend—Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17
Hey Girl Scouts! In honor of National Girl Scout Appreciation Day, McWane Science Center has a cookie of a deal for you! During the weekend of March 16-17, when you wear your troop vest or sash, you can discover McWane’s exciting adventure halls, traveling exhibits and/or an IMAX movie—all at a special “scout” price!
Girl Scouts: Admission to Adventure Halls–$7; Combo ticket (adventure halls and IMAX)–$12
Adults: Admission to Adventure Halls–FREE; Combo tickets–$9
More events taking place in March:
- March 14: Pi Day and Einstein’s Birthday
- March 16: Math in the Museum
- March 17: St. Paddy’s Day Science
- March 18: Member Monday
- March 19: Birmingham Sci Cafe
- March 25-29: Spring Break and Brain Awareness
The Great McWane Egg Drop—Saturday, April 20
Do you have what it takes to design a contraption that will protect an egg during a 45 foot drop? Find out during one of McWane Science Center’s most popular yearly events—The Great McWane Egg Drop. Trust me, it’s definitely all it’s cracked up to be!
More events taking place in April:
- April 1: Homeschool Day
- April 6: McWane After Dark Presents: New Beer’s Eve
- April 8-12: Week of the Young Child
- April 18: Science on Screen
- April 22: Earth Day
When spring fever hits, find the cure at McWane Science Center. Find it at 200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203.