NEW EXHIBIT: The Lost World of Dragons opens June 18 at McWane Science Center


The Lost World of Dragons
The Lost World of Dragons opens Saturday, June 18. (McWane Science Center)

Ready for an adventure? Hurry to McWane Science Center this summer for an exciting indoor exhibit that will not only keep you cool but will also blow your mind—The Lost World of Dragons. Opening Saturday, June 18, read on to discover what makes this exhibit fire, plus even more reasons McWane is the place to be this summer. Get your tickets before you go.

The Lost World of Dragons—June 18-September 4

The Lost World of Dragons
Would you sneak coins from a dragon? (McWane Science Center)

From Game of Thrones to How to Train Your Dragon, there’s no denying people of all ages love these magical creatures. Now you can experience them in an all-new way when you visit The Lost World of Dragon’s exhibit. Opening at McWane on June 18, the exhibit explores the histories of these legendary beasts and the cultures that celebrate them. 

During the immersive exhibit, you’ll go on an interactive exploration where you’ll:

  • Discover life-size animatronic dragons
  • Learn about dragon mythology and its origins around the globe
  • Invent your own dragon stories by creating unique, stop-motion animated videos
  • Use your imagination and create your own dragon origin myth with sound and lighting effects
  • And more!

Don’t forget the many photo ops possible throughout the exhibit!

Exhibit Details:

What: The Lost World of Dragons
When: Daily, Saturday, June 18-Sunday, September 4
Where: McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Included in general admission to McWane

5 more things do at McWane

Celebrate Pride Month. (McWane Science Center)

There’s lots more happening at McWane. Plan now for these upcoming events:

1. Outside/Inside

What: Bring the outside indoors to discover the world, connect with nature, be inspired by adventure and explore how our decisions impact the environment. More info.
Friday, June 3, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, June 4, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, June 5, Noon-5PM
Cost: Included in general admission to McWane

2. Pride Month at McWane

What: Celebrate Pride Month each weekend in June as McWane highlights the lives and accomplishments of LGBTQ+ scientists. More info.
When: Saturdays in June, 10AM-5PM | Sundays in June, Noon-5PM
Cost: Included in general admission to McWane. *Mention McWane’s Family Pride promotion when you attend Family Pride Day on Wednesday, June 8 and receive free admission for 1 child with purchase of 1 adult ticket.

3. National Pollinator Week

What: Learn the buzz about our pollinator pals—bees, birds, butterflies + more—and how these small creatures make a big impact. More info.
When: Wednesday-Sunday, June 22-26
Times: Wednesday-Friday, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, Noon-5PM
Cost: Included in general admission to McWane

4. Summer IMAX Films

Jurassic World Dominion
Jurassic World Dominion hits the IMAX Theater this June. (McWane Science Center)

For summer fun that will keep you cool, catch a flick at the IMAX Theater. Be sure to grab popcorn from McWane’s concession stand—it’s delicious!

Here’s what’s playing:

  • Jurassic World Dominion: Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. With the future of mankind hanging in the balance, find out whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.
  • Lightyear: Ever wondered where the famous hero and toy, Buzz Lightyear, came from? Find out in this intergalactic adventure that follows Legendary Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear, his robot companion Sox and a group of ambitious recruits.
  • Wings Over Water: McWane’s newest educational documentary tells the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird families—the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler + the Mallard Duck.

Purchase your IMAX tickets in advance here.

5. Home School Lab—Fall 2022 Class

What: Home School STEM Labs are designed to supplement what children learn at home. Registered students can visit McWane to use equipment, take part in experiments and more. Registration begins June 1.
When: Wednesday mornings in September
Cost Per Semester (1st-12th grade): Members – $60 | Nonmembers – $80
Register: Sign up online or call 205.714.8300

Sign up for a Summer Family Pass to McWane

McWane Science Center
You’ll get nonstop education and entertainment when you get a Summer Family Pass. (McWane Science Center)

Summer vacation may have just begun but the classic kid phrase of “I’m bored” is already on an infinite loop in my house. Parents, I know ya feel me!

What’s the solution? A Summer Family Pass to McWane!

When you purchase the pass, you’ll get:

  • UNLIMITED visits to McWane Adventure Halls this summer through September 4, 2022. 
  • FREE parking in the McWane Science Center parking deck when available. 
  • Free or discounted admission to 300+ science centers worldwide. 

Cost: $80 for two named adults + up to 6 kids

Ready for nonstop fun this summer? Get your Summer Family Pass online or at McWane’s ticket counter.

There’s always something happening at McWane! Stay in the know—visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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