McWane Science Center, Birmingham

4.6
#2 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Alabama
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 itinerary maker website .
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  • While we do not have children, we went with others who did bring them. I was surprised at how much there is for adults to enjoy.  more »
  • McWane Science Centre is a good museum for children interested to learn more about science. It is a must for children while visiting the area.  more »
  • This museum has many activities for the kids. They are fun and active games for kids of all ages. There is also a cafeteria with a couple of restaurants. The IMAX theater is also very nice.  more »
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  • What a wonderful learning environment! We had a lot of fun. My son loves science especially dinosaurs and they had a while floor about dinosaurs. They were many interactive things to do. Make sure you plan to spend most of your day here if you love science like my son does. He refused to be rushed through the center. The staff was amazing too. They went above and beyond to help my 95 year old grandmother as well as give us information before we arrived and even got us in touch with their amazing scientist which can open doors for my son in the future when he's a little older. We will be returning.
  • Love this place. We spend endless hours there during the hot or cold months! Perfect place for kids to safely play and have a blast. I have nothing negative to say about the place!!! We have been members for 3 years now. highly recommended.
  • I love this place and so does my son! There are so many activities to see and do. The staff are friendly and helpful and besides that, it totally rocks since Science is my thing. I'm an adult and I have fun at this amazing place. We hope to see you again soon but hopefully, next time, it will be with his classmates and teachers. It's an educational experience that everyone needs participate in. If you love Science, I highly recommend the McWane Center.
  • You have to be careful here. You might have some fun and learn a little about Science! There are dinosaur bones and living fish. There is hands on learning about physics and engineering. There is even an Itty Bitty City with a Fire Dept and a Vet Clinic. Or, you can eat a pizza and see a movie. Well worth multiple visits!
  • Took our toddler here when we spent a few nights in Birmingham on the run from Hurricane Irma in Florida. What a gem this is! I would have been happy enough to go there as an adult, but was great to see the wonder and fun my daughter was having in all the sections. She especially enjoyed the small aquarium, bubble room, and indoor small kids area. Would frequent if we lived close.

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