“Inspiring a life long love of science”
Features four floors of hands-on science exhibits as well as the only IMAX theater in Birmingham. Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder — from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX® Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers. Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers — from ages 1 to 100 — flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.
Visited here for the first time in nearly a decade....this time with my two sons (aged 1 and 3). I didn't think there would be much for my 1 year old, but both he and my 3 year old had a blast in the new Itty Bitty Magic City. When we arrived, we were worried about how busy the main floor was with summer camp groups of children much older than mine....but when we went upstairs to the younger area, it was perfect. My kids were able to play freely with toys their size and learned a lot! Afterwards, we went back to the main floor and the crowd had cleared. My 3 year old had fun there as well (and at the special Super Hero exhibit....myself and my in-laws loved that as well!)
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