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McWane Science Center, One of the Most Wonderous Experiences
in Birmingham

At McWane Science Center, curiosity has no age limit. We welcome visitors old and young to enter the workings of wonder, where together we’ll reach out into the frontiers of possibility. Come by for hands-on museum exhibits, unforgettable events, and breathtaking IMAX® Dome movie-going experiences. The world awaits!

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See what’s happening at McWane Science Center this season. Don’t miss out on our special programs, lectures, after-hours events, and so much more.

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From the shark tank to the bubble room, dinosaur bones to Itty Bitty Magic City, McWane is bursting with immersive, interactive, and awe-inspiring exhibits all year round.


IMAX® Dome

Immerse yourself in movie magic at McWane’s IMAX® Dome Theater. Find out what’s showing now and get your tickets to the ultimate cinematic experience.

Catch the latest episode of Sci Sparks, a bi-weekly online show where our resident educators explore the why behind the wow with fascinating science experiments.


Inspire the Next Generation

The McWane Science Center is fueled by imagination, powered by curiosity, and funded by the generous support of our community. Learn more about how you can help science come alive in Birmingham.

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