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McWane Science Center, Birmingham

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McWane Science Center offers four floors of interactive exhibits, dinosaur models, and a five-story IMAX theater. Learn about science through the wide collection of hands-on exhibits, see the towering dinosaur bones, and view more than 50 species of aquatic life in the world of water exhibit. Educators give science demonstrations throughout the day, and the IMAX screen presents movies on a grander scale. There are also a wide variety of fossils, Native American artifacts, and other exhibits to choose from and a playground to entertain children. To visit McWane Science Center on your holiday in Birmingham, and find out what else Birmingham has to offer, use our Birmingham.
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McWane Science Center reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
957 reviews
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4.7
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  • This museum has everything. Even the cafe was good! We spent several hours here and could've stayed longer. The staff was friendly and everything was clean and well organized. We have been to several....  more
    This museum has everything. Even the cafe was good! We spent several hours here and could've stayed longer. The staff was friendly and everything was clean and well organized. We have been to several....  more »
  • The McWane Science Center is a great place for kids and those who are young-at-heart, especially on days that are too hot, too cold, too windy, or too wet to play outside. Parking is a little dicey....  more
    The McWane Science Center is a great place for kids and those who are young-at-heart, especially on days that are too hot, too cold, too windy, or too wet to play outside. Parking is a little dicey....  more »
  • The family had a great time. Lots of fun and educational exhibits. My most memorable activity was playing a "guess who" game in the space center. The kids loved the Aquarium and IMAX theater was... 
    The family had a great time. Lots of fun and educational exhibits. My most memorable activity was playing a "guess who" game in the space center. The kids loved the Aquarium and IMAX theater was...  more »
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  • We love coming to the McWane Science Center! The itty bitty magic city is perfect for my one year old. The center itself is great, especially on a hot day. We also LOVE the new dragon exhibit.
  • Absolutely must see if you have any dragon connoisseurs in your family. The 3rd floor is currently mostly a dragon exhibit. Great activities for engagement. The “Wings over Water” iMax documentary is very informative and interesting. The comment about parking are all accurate. It is a tight spot.
  • The first floor is wonderful for young kids to explore and have a lot of fun. Third floor dragons were absolutely amazing. The aquarium in the basement was a bit disappointing. One of the sharks had a big sore.
  • Amazing place!!!! My wife and I took our 8 yr old son who loves science and he thought it was so cool! I'm close to 40 and I loved it.
  • Informative and fun. Not two words that you use together often. Aquarium in the Basement and three floors on top full of kid friendly activities. It was well worth the drive from Huntsville. One adult and two kids plus parking was around $56. This is great place for kids of all ages.

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