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April 11, 2018 - May 25, 2018
School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days, deals, IMAX films and more!
Backyard Adventures: Visit our newest travelling exhibit before it’s gone on April 29. From the biological interactions between plants and insects, and the zoology of nocturnal animals to the horticultural know-how that goes into growing giant vegetables, the mathematical genius needed to lay pavers and the feats of construction that can go on in the shed, the backyard is full of science.
IMAX: Two new films are coming to the IMAX Dome this spring. ‘Backyard Wildness’ and ‘Pandas’. Check below for special IMAX giveaways and combo ticket deals.
Deals & Giveaways: Check below for special deals and discount days and Spring Fever Giveaways.
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Friday, March 2: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Grab your hat and hold on to your socks, and get ready to enjoy the wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with a special Little Lab at 10:30 in Itty Bitty Magic City and cart programming throughout the day.
Seuss themed programming will be going on throughout the day in the Adventure Halls, including: make-and-take Alabama Wildflower Seed Bombs and Bartholomew and the Oobleck (slime making).
Monday, March 5: Home School Day
Wednesday, March 7: ‘Dream Big’ Combo Ticket
For just $10, see ‘Dream Big’ before it leaves the the IMAX Dome and explore all four levels of Adventure Halls
Saturday, March 10: Einstein’s Birthday
Join us as we celebrate Albert Einstein’s Birthday with special Einstein STEM-inspired programming. Whether it’s bending light or layering liquids, this will be a fun day for young budding scientists.
Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 11: Scout Weekend
In honor of scouts, we’re offering $7 admission to scouts and FREE admission for up to two accompanying adults.
Monday, March 12: Member Monday
Member Monday is back. Quarterly, McWane Science Center opens its doors from 5 to 8 pm to its members for special FREE member-only programming.
Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16
Wear green any day this week and receive $2 off Adventure Hall admission.
Wednesday, March 14: Pi Day
3.14 and beyond! Who knew math could be as delicious as your favorite dessert. We’re learning all about fractions and how to prove Pi in Itty Bitty Magic City. Plus, test your knowledge and memory at The Pi Digit Bee.
Saturday, March 17: St. Paddy’s Day Science
Luck of the Irish to you! Ever get tired of looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, you are in luck. Join us for a special Itty Bitty Magic City St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Our special holiday programming will explore light and rainbows.
Throughout the Adventure Halls join us for St. Paddy’s Day demonstrations and make-and-takes including: Edible Gold, Catch a Leprechaun, and St. Patrick’s Snakes
Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23: First Official Week of Spring
Spring is in the air here in Itty Bitty! Join us for our special spring Little Lab at 10:30am in Itty Bitty Magic City!
Buds Best cookies giveaway on the 19th. Receive 10% off in Cool Stuff Store on the 21st when you say “Happy Spring”.
Tuesday, March 20: 20th Anniversary Throwback Pricing
As a special offer to our visitors this year, on the 20th of every month, we will THROW BACK the prices, meaning admission to McWane will be the same price as what it was when we opened 20 years ago in 1998. Pretty cool, right? Adventure Halls Kids: $6 | Adults: $7 | Senior: $6 Combo Ticket Kids: $9 | Adults: $10 | Seniors: $9
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25: ‘Backyard Wilderness’ Opening Weekend
See ‘Backyard Wilderness’ in the IMAX Dome on opening weekend and snag a commemorative poster.
Monday, March 26 – Friday, March 30: Spring Break / Brain Awareness Week
The slide is open! Join us for daily showings of ‘Mac and Wane’s Excellent Adventure’ in Rushton Theater. Brain programming features programming with UAB.
Saturday, March 31 – The Great McWane Egg Drop
Come check out these egg demonstrations; we promise they are all their cracked up to be. Use your creativity to create a contraption to protect an egg from a 45-foot drop! Then, put your contraption to the test during the egg drop from the roof down to The Plaza.
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Sunday, April 1: Closed for Easter Sunday
Monday, April 2: Home School Day / Buds Best black & white cookie giveaway
Investigating Invertibrates. First 50 kids through the door get Buds Best black & white cookies.
Wednesday, April 4: ‘Journey to the South Pacific’ Combo Ticket
For just $10, see ‘Journey to the South Pacific’ in the IMAX Dome before it leaves and explore all four levels of Adventure Halls
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8: Panda-monium!
‘Pandas’— Narrated by Kristen Bell, comes to the IMAX Dome! Dress in black & white on Friday to receive a special giveaway. Join us Saturday or Sunday for $10 ‘Pandas’ Combo Tickets.
Join us for a little Pandamonium on Friday in Itty Bitty Magic City as we discover more about these gentle black and white giants. We will be celebrating the opening of ‘Pandas’ with cart programs throughout the day as well as a Little Lab at 10:30am.
Monday, April 9 – Sunday, April 15: Camp McWane
Come to McWane in any McWane camp shirt from years past and receive $2 off Adventure Hall admission. Join us for a week of our favorite demonstrations, experiments, and activities from our most popular summer camps!
Thurdsday, April 12: Navy Day
Saturday, April 14: Backyard Explorers
$10 ‘Backyard Wilderness’ combo tickets. Last chance to explore our travelling exhibit Backyard Adventures.