NEW EXHIBIT—find out why it’s rocking Birmingham

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle event. Photo via The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Calling all heroes in a half shell, it’s time to unleash those ninja skills and prepare for action. On Saturday, August 21, one of the coolest exhibits around hits McWane Science Center in Birmingham—Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer. Find out why this exhibit will have you shouting Awesome! Plus, discover more happening at McWane this August. Buy your tickets now.

What’s the McWane Has Turtle Power Exhibit all about?

McWane Science Center, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Donnie’s Lab. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle event. Photo via The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

For 30 years, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) have entertained kids and families everywhere. Me—I’m kids.

Now, McWane brings these four heroic ninjas-in-training to Birmingham in an all-new exhibit—Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer. From Saturday, August 21-January 2022, you’ll have the exciting chance to take part in all the turtle hero action.

As Michelangelo would say, here’s why the exhibit is “far out, dude”:

  1. You can join the team and train alongside the Turtles and Master Splinter in their Underground Lair.
  2. You can try your hand at creative problem-solving in Donatello’s Workshop and Lab.
  3. You can put your skills and training to the test on the Streets of New York City with Back Alley Rope Maze and Pizza Shooter.

Plus, so much more!

When: August 21-January 2022
Time: General business hours – Wednesday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday Noon-5PM
Price: General Admission
Buy your tickets in advance.

More to discover at McWane this August

Think the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all that’s happening at McWane this August? No way! There’s lots more to discover. Here’s what else is on the agenda:

Shark Week at McWane

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Did you know McWane has sharks? Photo via McWane Science Center

Fun fact: there are more than 400 species of sharks, and they range from seven inches to 60 feet. Whoa! If you’re interested in more JAWsome facts and programs, head to the World of Water at McWane for Shark Week.

When: Wednesday-Sunday, August 11-15
Time: General business hours – Wednesday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday Noon-5PM 
Price: General Admission
Buy your tickets online or at the door.

Back to Hogwarts at McWane

McWane Science Center, Harry Potter
To Platform 9 3/4. Photo via McWane Science Center

Any Harry Potter fans in the house? Who am I kidding, of course there are. I mean, it’s Harry Potter. Who isn’t at least secretly obsessed?

On Saturday, August 21, take Platform 9 3/4 to McWane for Back to Hogwarts, a day filled with all things Harry Potter.

Just be sure to bring along your wizard wand—there will be lots of spell casting science to take part in.

When: Saturday, August 21
Time: General business hours – Wednesday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday Noon-5PM
Price: General Admission
Buy your tickets now.

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Experience the IMAX at McWane Science Center. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Psst! The wizardry doesn’t end there. During your visit to McWane, you can also geek out during A Magical Experience in IMAX: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.

When: August 20-22 | Showtimes
Price: Adult- $10 | Child – $9 | Senior – $9
Buy your tickets online or at the door.

Check out more movies at the McWane’s IMAX Theater

  • Ancient Caves: follow along with Paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. 
  • Antarctica: discover never-before seen footage of one of the most interesting places on Earth—Antarctica.

Stay in the loop on all the coolest exhibits and more at McWane Science Center—visit their website and follow them on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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