World renowned scientists to discuss climate solutions at McWane Science Center Feb. 8

Author James McClintock. Photo courtesy of James McClintock

I first met James McClintock, a UAB world renowned scientist and author in 2011.  Back then, he vividly described to me how Antarctica, the place where he had spent decades conducting life-saving research, was melting away.

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Meet the new ancient shark species found in southern Alabama

McWane has a wonderful display of aquatic fossils that will soon include a new shark species. Photo via Trip Advisor submitted by AGM132019.

Excuse me while I geek out about Alabama geology but there was a major discovery in southern Alabama. Scientists found a new species of fossil shark! You’ll be able to check out this new discovery for yourself at McWane Science Center in early 2020.

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5 holiday events at McWane Science Center including a Gingerbread Workshop and The Polar Express 

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The holidays are here at McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL. Photo via McWane Science Center on Facebook

The sights and sounds of the holiday season are alive in Birmingham. If you’re looking for new traditions this year, McWane Science Center is offering fun and excitement this December during Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop, The Polar Express Special IMAX Screenings and more! Read on to learn how to make this holiday one to remember.

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Calling all wizards! 4 ways to practice your skills at Wizards, Whiskey and Wine on October 26 at McWane Science Center. Get tickets.

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I sense a powerful wizard. Photo via McWane Science Center

Do you know a Birmingham wizard? It’s time to conjure up some spells and discover the enchanting world of Harry Potter during Wizards, Whiskey and Wine—a 21+ event—at McWane Science Center. The magic appears Saturday, October 26 from 5:30-11:30PM. Tickets available now.

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Rocket making. Glowing slime. Apollo 11: First Steps. Don’t miss Storm McWane (Science Center) September 20-22. 

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Could space rock any harder? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Hey space fans! Get ready for rockets, UFOs and more intergalactic fun during Storm McWane at McWane Science Center, Friday September 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22. Psst! Dress in your extraterrestrial best and score an amazing discount. Read on for details.

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Field trips to McWane Science Center: everything you need to know to make the school year electrifying

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August marks the beginning of an all-new school year in Birmingham. This year, ditch the textbooks and make science hands-on, interactive and totally electrifying! 

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The ultimate venue guide to Birmingham’s 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Use ticket discount code BHAMNOW15!

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Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival is back August 19-25 for its 21st annual festival. Here’s your guide to venues and films playing all weekend long. Tickets available now!

Sidewalk Film Festival showcases the work of more than 250 filmmakers and welcomes over 15,000 film lovers to Birmingham annually. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk

Here’s an overview of where and what will be live on the big screen throughout the event:

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Have a BLAST at McWane Science Center during Apollo Week, July 14-20. Win tickets!

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July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing and mankind’s first visit to the moon. McWane Science Center will be celebrating with a full week of totally stellar activities during Apollo Week July 14-20. Daily bottle rocket launches anyone? Read on for more details and how to win tickets. It’s a blast!

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6 reasons to check out LEGO Day at McWane Science Center on June 15. You can become a LEGO caricature!

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Building fun. Photo via McWane Science Center

Kids love building with them. Parents do too, even if they do fear stepping on them. I’m talking about everyone’s favorite plaything—LEGO®. On Saturday, June 15, LEGO® enthusiasts will flock to McWane Science Center to take part in their annual LEGO® Day celebration. Here are six reasons you should check out this exciting, creative and totally colorful event.

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Mind control and 3D printing are just 2 features in McWane Science Center’s newest exhibit, Bionic Me, opening May 19

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Discovering the latest in technology at McWane Science Center. Photo via Scitech

Have you ever wondered how a bionic eye works? Or wanted to control a computer using the power of your mind? Visit McWane Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit, Bionic Me by Scitech opening Sunday, May 19. Get tickets now.

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5 reasons to attend New Beer’s Eve at McWane Science Center on April 6. Tickets available now!

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Cheers to beers. Photo via McWane Science Center

McWane After Dark is back and better than ever at McWane Science Center. On April 6, celebrate the end of prohibition during New Beer’s Eve. This event is for those 21 years and older, so leave the kiddos at home and enjoy a night of science, beer sampling and more. Purchase your tickets now!

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16 Spring Fever events at McWane Science Center through April 30. Special deals and more!

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Discover all things science at McWane Science Center in Birmingham. Photo via McWane Science Center

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.

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New IMAX films, African-American History Makers and more happening at McWane Science Center this February

Public programs at McWane Science Center. Photo via McWane Science Center

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Big things are happening this February at McWane Science Center. From black history programs to a new IMAX film series, here’s what’s happening all month long.

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