McWane Science Center

Science Museum, Museum, and General Entertainment
200 19th St N (2nd Ave N), Birmingham, AL 35203, United States
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    "third floor has rotating exhibits"(6 Tips)
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  • Greg S.

    Great for kids. Membership really worth it, especially for kids 3-6. Glad they're expanding as some of the exhibits are starting to show their age. Always something new for the kids to see and learn.

    Greg Salinas · August 9, 2014
  • Michelle B.

    Buy the membership! Not only do members save money in café and gift shop, but they park for free and get to preview some of the areas before they open to the public. There is so much fun to be had!

    Michelle Bowen · February 8, 2013
  • Wired

    Features interactive exhibits, celebrating science – from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, an awe-inspiring aquarium. Read more

    Wired · August 8, 2012
  • Gabriel R.

    The door to the just mice size has a child lock on it. Watching adults fail at it is a never ending source of amusement. Worth the membership all by itself!

    Gabriel Rothblatt · July 13, 2011
  • NASA

    Immerse yourself in 4 floors of science fun! Visit the Challenger Learning Center area to participate in space themed experiments and mission simulations. Read more

    NASA · December 7, 2010
  • Gabriel R.

    The third floor has rotating exhibits, right now there is a zipline, maze, huge slide and many more fun active exhibits!

    Gabriel Rothblatt · July 13, 2011
  • brigita

    They have reciprocal relationships with other museums across the country. Our children's museum membership (WI) got us in for free! :-)

    brigita · December 27, 2013
  • Curtis C.

    This place is awesome. Main floor is really fun, but the other floors are less interactive.

    Curtis Correll · 2 weeks ago
  • JD

    Best to plan for a few hours here. The kids loved it and the exhibits are quite interesting.

    JD · September 8, 2015
  • Crystal M.

    Come after 1pm during the school year---it's a lot less crowded and you will still have plenty of time to explore!

    Crystal Murphy · January 7, 2012
  • Matt S.

    Friday afternoons are a great time to go if your kids aren't fans of big crowds.

    Matt Scalici · February 23, 2013
  • Monique

    Great, educational fun for everyone... Parking is $5..entirely too high!

    Monique · July 6, 2012
  • Tyce C.

    DO NOT WATCH A MOVIE HERE. BATMAN JUST QUIT AFTER 20 MINUTES. I've only been waiting for this movie for a year and a half!!! THOROUGHLY DISAPPOINTED!!!

    Tyce Calvert · July 20, 2012
  • Lillian W.

    My 3 year old loved it!!! We could stay there all day!

    Lillian Walton · June 27, 2013
  • Christie D.

    Use coupon code Birmingham Bargain Mom to save $10 off any membership package expires 12/31/10

    Christie Dedman · July 31, 2010
  • Hannah H.

    Clean facility, lots to do. Staff is friendly.

    Hannah Harrington · September 9, 2015
  • JenKudu

    Go on a weekday for a little more one on one time with the exhibits.

    JenKudu · March 22, 2012
  • Regions B.

    This season's IMAX films are presented by Regions.

    Regions Bank · April 3, 2012
  • Sherita A.

    Love our membership. So worth the cost!

    Sherita A. · March 1, 2014
  • Latonia M.

    This place is awesome. It brought out the kid in me 💜

    Latonia Mcinnis · September 17, 2015
  • DeMario C.

    The best station is the gravity ball.

    DeMario Cunningham · June 3, 2013
  • Daniel B.

    Worth the membership

    Daniel Bates · July 31, 2012
  • Vasha H.

    Good science explorations

    Vasha Hunt · December 17, 2015
  • Steven G.

    Avoid the food court. Barf!

    Steven Gallagher · December 28, 2013
  • Micah M.

    Look lucky: 24531

    Micah Messersmith · April 7, 2014

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