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March 2019

Pi Day & Einstein’s Birthday

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, which also happens to be Pi Day! Pi, 3.14, is the ratio of…

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Girl Scout Appreciation Weekend

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019

National Girl Scout Day commemorates the anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting in 1912 led by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon…

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Weekly Programming

March 16, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Saturday, March 16th, Math in the Museum 10:30 – Area of a Cookie, Workshop 11:30 – Capsize, IBMC Floor 11:30…

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St. Paddy’s Day Science

Go green at McWane for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Member Monday

March 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend an evening after hours at McWane Science Center for members only! Plus, explore our newest travelling exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s…

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Science on Screen: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting new program, as McWane becomes the only science center in the national Science on Screen…

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Weekly Programming

March 23, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Saturday, 3/23/19 10:30 – Design Challenge: Earthquake, Workshop 11:00 – What’s in a Drop of Blood?, IBMC Floor 11:30 –…

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Brain Awareness Week

March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign designed to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.…

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Weekly Programming

March 30, 2019 - April 5, 2019

Saturday, 3/30, Women in STEM 10:30 – Molecules in Motion, Demonstration Station 11:30 – What’s in a Drop of Blood?,…

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April 2019

Home School Day

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a…

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Weekly Programming

April 6, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Saturday, 4/6/19 10:30 – Scribble Bots, Workshop 11:30 – Night and Day, Itty Bitty Magic City Floor 11:30 – Lightning…

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McWane After Dark presents New Beer’s Eve

April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

“I think this would be a good time for a beer.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous remark was made in the…

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Plant Appreciation Day

Can you imagine a world without plants? Plants give us oxygen, food, shade, and most importantly toilet paper! Take a…

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Weekly Programming

April 13, 2019 - April 19, 2019

Saturday, 4/13/19 (Plant Appreciation Day) 10:30-11:30 – Soap Making, Workshop 11:30 – Flower Dissections, Explore 11:30 – Seed Match, Itty…

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Teens & Tech

April 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teens and Tech is an after hours event at McWane Science Center for students 6th-12th grade. Each Teens and Tech…

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High Five for Science

Do we need a reason to celebrate science? Of course not, but we’ll take any opportunity to give a high…

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The Great McWane Egg Drop

Egg Drop Contraption Construction Session #1, 11:00am-12:30pm Hatch a plan to eggineer a creative contraption to protect an egg from…

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Weekly Programming

April 20, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Saturday, 4/20/19, The Great McWane Egg Drop 11:00-12:30 – Egg Drop Contraption Construction Session, Workshop 12:30 – The Tortoise and…

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Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day at McWane by discovering what makes our planet special.

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Weekly Programming

April 27, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Saturday, 4/27/19 10:30 – Sunflower Seed Bombs, Workshop 11:30 – Science of Magic, Demonstration Station 12:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater…

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May 2019

May the Fourth Be With You

May the fourth be with you as we celebrate all things Star Wars! Meet some of your favorite characters and…

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Weekly Programming

May 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Sunday, 5/5/19 12:30 – Sunflower Seed Bombs, Workshop 1:30 – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 2:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 3:30 –…

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Home School Day

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a…

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Science on Screen presents Gattaca

May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting new program, as McWane becomes the only science center in the national Science on Screen…

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Working Dog Day

Come meet and celebrate local working dogs; see our newest IMAX film, ‘Superpower Dogs’, which showcases the accomplishments of dogs…

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Weekly Programming

May 11, 2019 - May 17, 2019

5/11/19, Working Dog Day 10:30 – Sniff Test, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Colorful Chemistry, Explore 12:30 – Elemental Spectrum, Workshop…

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Mother’s Day

Where would we be without our Moms? So, on May 12, let us honor the special ladies with free admission…

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Weather Fest

Join the WBRC First Alert Weather Team on the Plaza along with other special guests to learn about all things…

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Weather Fest

  Join the WBRC First Alert Weather Team on the Plaza along with other special guests to learn about all…

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Weekly Programming

May 18, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Saturday, 5/18/19: Weatherfest with FOX6 10:30 – Design Challenge: Zipline, Workshop 11:30 – Seed Sort, Itty Bitty Magic City Floor…

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Bionic Me

May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019

New Travelling Exhibit Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a…

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Blue Star Military Discount

May 22, 2019 - September 2, 2019

Blue Star Museums offers FREE admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and…

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Weekly Programming

May 25, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Saturday, 5/25/19 10:30 – Molecules in Motion, Demonstration Station 11:30 – Design Challenge: Zipline, Workshop 12:30 – Lightning Strikes, Rushton…

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Science on Screen presents Contagion

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting new program, as McWane becomes the only science center in the national Science on Screen…

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June 2019

Weekly Programming

June 1, 2019 - June 7, 2019

Saturday, 6/1/19 10:30 – Chemistry is Colorful, Workshop 11:30 – Design Challenge: Save the Day, Workshop 11:30 – Canine Cool-Off,…

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Teacher Appreciation Days

Every Wednesday in June Thank you to the teachers! We want you to enjoy McWane Science Center with your family…

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World Oceans Day

Join us at McWane Science Center to celebrate World Oceans Day with upcycling crafts and projects designed to help prevent…

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Weekly Programming

June 8, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Saturday, 6/8/19 – World Oceans Day 10:00 – 11:00 — Bottle Cap Keychains, Level 1: Demonstration Station 11:00 — Shark & Ray…

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Teacher Appreciation Days

Every Wednesday in June Thank you to the teachers! We want you to enjoy McWane Science Center with your family…

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Weekly Programming

June 15, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Saturday, 6/15/19, LEGO Day 11:00-12:30 – LEGO Tech Lab, Classroom 302 11:30 – LEGO Challenge: Critter Crossing, Itty Bitty Magic…

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Father’s Day

Superman is pretty cool, but we all know who the real hero is – Dad. To honor fathers everywhere, “Dear…

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Teacher Appreciation Days

June 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every Wednesday in June Thank you to the teachers! We want you to enjoy McWane Science Center with your family…

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Weekly Programming

June 22, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Saturday, 6/22/19 10:30 – Design Challenge: Save the Day, Workshop 11:30 – Starry Night, Itty Bitty Magic City Floor 11:30…

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Service Dog Day Out

Are you an ADA service dog looking for something fun to do this summer? Bring your favorite human to McWane…

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Teacher Appreciation Days

Every Wednesday in June Thank you to the teachers! We want you to enjoy McWane Science Center with your family…

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Weekly Programming

June 29, 2019 - July 5, 2019

Saturday, 6/29/19 10:30 – Design Challenge: Save the Day, Workshop 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater 11:30 – Capsize, Itty Bitty…

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Summer Star Party

June 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us on the parking deck roof for a free star gazing party with the Birmingham Astronomical Society. Identify the…

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July 2019

Star Spangled Science

July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

This week we will literally spark wonder and curiosity! Discover the science of fireworks and use the powers of combustion…

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Weekly Programming

July 6, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Saturday, 7/6/19 10:30 – Design Challenge: Save the Day, Workshop 11:30 – Really Cool Science, Workshop 11:30 – Capsize, Itty…

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Teens & Tech

July 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever controlled a computer used your mind, raced against a Paralympian or seen through a bionic eye?  Explore…

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Apollo Week

July 14, 2019 - July 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Countdown this momentous historical event with a…

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Weekly Programming

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Sunday, 7/14/19 12:30 – Design Challenge: Moon Lander, GENEius Lab 1:30 – Rocket Reactions, Demonstration Station 1:30 – Caution: Falling…

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Weekly Programming

July 20, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Saturday, 7/20/19, 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 10:30 – Design Challenge: Moon Lander, Workshop 11:30 – Combustion, Rushton…

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McWane After Dark: Fly Me to the Moon

July 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$25 VIP Experience | $20 General Admission It’s one giant leap for mankind as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of…

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Shark Week

July 27, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Saturday, 7/27/19 10:30 – Design Challenge: Save the Day, Workshop 11:30 – Chemistry is Colorful, Workshop 11:30 – Capsize, Itty…

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Service Dog Day Out

Are you an ADA service dog looking for something fun to do this summer? Bring your favorite human to McWane…

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August 2019

Weekly Programming

August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Monday, 8/5 10:30 AM – Little Lab, IBMC Classroom 201 11:30 AM – Combustion, Rushton Theater 12:30 PM – Science…

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Weekly Programming

August 10, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Saturday, 8/10 11:00 AM – Ocean Animal Encounter, Aquascape Theater 11:30 AM – Curiosity Cart, IBMC 1:00 PM – Combustion,…

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Back to School Weekend

August 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019

As the lazy days of summer wind down, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. But before…

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Service Dog Day Out

Are you an ADA service dog looking for something fun to do this summer? Bring your favorite human to McWane…

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Weekly Programming

August 31, 2019 - September 6, 2019

Saturday, 8/31 11:00 AM – Animal Encounter, Naturescope 12:00 PM – Curiosity Cart, IBMC 12:30 PM – Lightning Strikes, Rushton…

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September 2019

Home School Day

September 2, 2019

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a…

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Weekly Programming

September 7, 2019 - September 13, 2019

Saturday, 9/7 – When Dinosaurs Ruled the Arts 11:30 AM – Curiosity Cart, IBMC 1:30 PM – Science of Magic,…

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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Arts

September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the ASC and McWane for a dinosaur playdate! This will be a Jurassic paradise for dinosaur-loving families and full…

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Grandparents’ Day

September 8, 2019

Grandparents get in FREE with child’s admission. Ask about a special discount on a Grandparents Discount at the ticketing desk.

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First Responders Day

September 14, 2019

Honor the service of Birmingham’s real-life superheroes. Meet local first responders*, and learn about the everyday science that helps them…

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Storm McWane

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Bring your little alien and Storm McWane! Come in peace, dressed in your extraterrestrial best, September 20-22 and receive $5.10…

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Make It Day

September 21, 2019

Put on your thinking caps (tin foil hats), and spark your imagination! Be a part of the McWane maker movement,…

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Weekly Programming

September 21, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Saturday, 9/21 Make It Day 10:30 am – Glow in the Dark Slime: Demonstration Station 11:30 am – Go Find…

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Teacher’s Night Out

September 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As our way of saying “Thank You” for being loyal friends of McWane Science Center, teachers and an adult guest…

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World of Water Weekend

September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Make a splash and come explore beneath the waves. Learn how fish breathe underwater, how hermit crabs find a shell,…

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Weekly Programming

September 28, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Saturday, 9/28 World of Water Weekend 11:30 am – Deep Sea Diving: IBMC 12:00 pm – Shark & Ray Feeding: Touch Tank…

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October 2019

Weekly Programming

October 5, 2019 - October 11, 2019

Saturday, 10/5 Astronomy Day 10:30 am – Galaxy Bath Bombs, Demonstration Station 11:30 am – Go Find Gary, IBMC 1:30 pm…

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Star Gazing

October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on the top level of McWane’s parking deck for an evening of astronomical proportions.  Members of the Birmingham…

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Home School Day – Earth and Beyond

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a…

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Weekly Programming

October 12, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Saturday, 10/12 10:30 am – T-Rex Trying, Demonstration Station 11:30 am – Alpha Bugs, IBMC 12:30 pm – Design Challenge,…

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Teens & Tech

October 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teens and Tech is an after hours event at McWane Science Center for students 6th-12th grade. Each Teens and Tech…

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Earth Science Week

October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Geoscience is for Everyone Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help…

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Birmingham Sci Cafe

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the…

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Weekly Programming

October 19, 2019 - October 25, 2019

Saturday, 10/19 11:30 am – Water Trackers, IBMC 12:30 pm – Fossils of Alabama, Explore 1:30 pm – Beak Performance,…

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An Evening at Hogwarts

October 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT – Overnight Adventure add-on still available* Welcome to the Wizarding World of McWane! An Evening at Hogwarts is…

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Chemistry Week

October 20, 2019 - October 26, 2019

McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole…

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

October 26, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix October 19 | 4:00 pm (An Evening at Hogwarts) – Sold Out…

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Weekly Programming

October 26, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Saturday, 10/26 11:30 am – Mini Mad Science, IBMC 12:30 pm – Chemistry Makes Scents, Demonstration Station 1:30 pm –…

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Wizards, Whiskey, and Wine

October 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

TICKETS: $45 | includes two drink tickets Tickets on Sale Now Wizards, Whiskey, and Wine is an exclusive 21+ event…

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Spooky Science

October 27, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Creep on down to McWane this Halloween and get your hands on some slime, meet creepy crawlers and learn the…

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The Polar Express Overnight Adventure

October 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Grab your favorite pair of pajamas, your comfiest slippers, along with a warm blanket and join us for a night…

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November 2019

Weekly Programming

November 2, 2019 - November 8, 2019

Saturday, November 2 11:30 – Curiosity Cart Level 2, IBMC Floor 12:30 – Reptile Encounter Level 2, Nature Scope 2:30 – Science…

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Home School Day

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a…

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Veterans’ Day

November 11, 2019

All active duty military and veterans receive FREE admission.

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Weekly Programming

November 11, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Monday, 11/11 10:30 am – Little Lab: Classroom 202 11:30 am – Really Cool Science: Workshop 12:30 pm – Racing…

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Weekly Programming

November 16, 2019 - November 22, 2019

Saturday 11/16 11:30 – Tip the Scale (Itty Bitty Magic City – Level 2) 12:30 – Combustion (Rushton Theater –…

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Turkey Science

November 23, 2019 - November 27, 2019

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it’s time for Turkey Science, the only science activity that features November’s favorite bird. Programming Saturday…

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Holidays at McWane featuring Magic of Model Trains

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

November 23 – January 5 It’s the happiest season of all here at McWane Science Center! Take a slip down…

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Weekly Programming

November 23, 2019 - November 29, 2019

Saturday 11/23 11:30 – Apple Tree STEM, Itty Bitty Magic City 12:30 – Pumpkin Chunkin, Workshop 1:30 – Turkey Beak…

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Opening of Holiday at McWane featuring Magic of Model Trains

November 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

The holiday season is an exciting time in Birmingham, and big things are happening at McWane Science Center. Starting November 23,…

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December 2019

Home School Day

Is your child a home school student looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day? Plan a…

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Weekly Programming

December 2, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Monday, 12/2 – Home School Day – Tech! 10:30 – Copy Bots, Itty Bitty Magic City – Tech! 11:00 –…

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The Polar Express Overnight Adventure

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Join us for a magical holiday adventure at The Polar Express Overnight Adventure; a night for families and individuals to…

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Weekly Programming

December 7, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Saturday 12/7 10:30 – Snowman Stack, Workshop 11:00 – Jingle All the Way, Itty Bitty Magic City Floor 11:30 –…

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