Check out rockets, moon landings + more at McWane + save big with a summer family pass

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Celebrates the anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing with McWane Science Center. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Is total excitement on your summer bucket list? We got you covered. From the science of fireworks and rockets to the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, discover it all at McWane Science Center this July. Read on for all the details, plus learn how to score a huge discount.

Big Savings for Families

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Discover the science behind motion and movement. Photo via McWane Science Center

Big summer fun can lead to big summer spending. Sigh. So I’m excited to fill you in on McWane’s Summer Family Pass. 

Here’s why it’s awesome:

  • It provides unlimited access to McWane’s Adventure Halls for two adults + up to six kids.
  • It provides free parking in the McWane parking deck.
  • It includes summer access (free or discounted) to over 250 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) world-wide.

Summer pass season runs now-September 5. Get your pass now for $60.

Psst! There’s one more thing. You can collect badges and stickers throughout McWane all summer long. Just pick up a Summer Science Adventure Guide during your visit.

Star-Spangled Science

July is all about that red, white and blue. If you’re looking for electrifying ways to celebrate, while staying cool, McWane is hosting a week of Star-Spangled Science that will blow your mind.

When you visit McWane, Thursday-Sunday, July 1-4, you’ll discover the science behind fireworks, rockets and more. Trust me, it’ll be a blast.

Date: Thursday-Sunday, July 1-4
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, Noon-5PM
Price: Adventure Halls Only – Adults (13-64) $15, Kids (2-12) $12, Seniors (65+) $14
IMAX Only – Adults – $9, Kids $8, Seniors $8
Combo Ticket (Adventure Halls + IMAX) – Adults $20, Kids $15, Seniors $18
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The Adventure Continues at the IMAX

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Be impressed at McWane Science Center’s IMAX Theater. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Want even more adventure during your visit to McWane? Then the IMAX Theater is calling your name. This July, the IMAX is showing two action-packed movies that are sure to entertain you. Plus, who can pass up a chance to enjoy movie theater popcorn and tasty candy treats?

Here’s what’s ahead:

Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff—a.k.a., Black Widow—is one of my favorite superheroes, so I’m pumped to tell you the film is coming to the IMAX. 

During the film, you’ll delve into Natasha’s history as a spy and her many broken relationships that occurred long before she became Black Widow and beloved Avenger. 

Opening Date: Thursday, July 8
Price: Adults – $15 | Kids – $14 | Seniors – $14
Showtimes + Tickets

Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Inspired by the popular Disneyland theme park ride, this film takes you on an adventure-filled thrill ride down the Amazon. With IMAX’s enormous screen with surround sound and more, you’re sure to feel as though you’re actually on the ride.

Opening Date: Friday, July 30
Price: Adults – $15 | Kids – $14 | Seniors – $14
Showtimes + Tickets 

Celebrate the Moon

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Be one with the galaxy at the IMAX Theater at McWane Science Center. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Whether you are a space nerd or not, you have to admit, the moon is pretty rad. So this July, prepare for something totally stellar. 

If you didn’t know, July 20 marks the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. In honor of this momentous event, McWane is celebrating big. I can’t give away all the details, but between you and me, prepare for some out-of-this-world programming. 

Date: Thursday-Sunday, July 21-25
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, Noon-5PM
Price: Adventure Halls Only – Adults (13-64) $15, Kids (2-12) $12, Seniors (65+) $14
IMAX Only – Adults – $9, Kids $8, Seniors $8
Combo Ticket (Adventure Halls + IMAX) – Adults $20, Kids $15, Seniors $18
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Are you ready for the best July ever?

I sure am! Luckily, there’s always something to discover at McWane Science Center. Visit the museum, Wednesday-Friday from 9AM-5PM, Saturday from 10AM-5PM and Sunday from Noon-5PM. Grab your tickets now.

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