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Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

Whether you’re looking for general admissions, IMAX® Dome tickets, or special events, you can easily purchase your tickets online here. You can also visit our Ticketing Counter in person for day-of admissions, subject to availability.

Base Membership
$85One Individual
All McWane Science Center members receive:

FREE admission to all four floors of the Adventure Halls for a full year

FREE PARKING in McWane Science Center’s parking deck (when attending MSC events)

20% DISCOUNT on sweet gear in our gift shop, the Cool Stuff Store

10% DISCOUNT on hip, healthy food in the Bean Sprouts café

FREE or DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to over 300 science centers worldwide (ASTC)

FREE SUBSCRIPTION to Eureka, McWane Science Center’s quarterly newsletter


$1 OFF all guest admission tickets

$1 OFF all IMAX® feature-length movies

$2 OFF IMAX ® Educational Documentaries

Movie Lovers Membership
$160One Individual
This one’s for the cinephiles out there. McWane Science Center Movie Lovers receive the following perks:

  • All Base Membership benefits
  • 18 FREE educational documentary IMAX® credits

Membership Add-Ons

If it’s just you, feel free to stop there and enjoy MSC by yourself. But Build-A-Membership now lets you add on:

The Companion
$25Named guest (18+ years of age)
Max: 1 (ASTC Eligible*)

Who’s your bestie? Your spouse, a parent, your best friend? Add them on and they will enjoy ALL of your membership benefits.

The Tagalong
$30Per additional guest – Not required to be named (18+ years of age)
Max: 2 (Not eligible for ASTC)
*Must be accompanied by Member.

Can’t decide who to bring with you to enjoy the fun? No problem! Select the Tagalong and bring in one additional adult guest with you on each visit to the museum. A named adult member must be present when un-named adult guests visit the museum.

The Au Pair (Caregiver)
$35$35 per additional guest – Not required to be named (18+ years of age)
Max: 1 (Not eligible for ASTC)

Want the kiddos to have a blast, but you just can’t seem to find the time? We’d be glad to let the babysitter bring them on down for an awesome time! A third card will be provided for this guest and a named adult does not have to be present.

Bringing the Kiddos
$5Per child
Not required to be named (under age 18)

Max: 8

Special Promotions

Summer Pass
$85Two Adults
If COOL was a thing, it’d be a McWane Science Center Summer Pass! Stay cool and explore science with McWane Science Center this summer.

  • Available from 5/25/23 – 9/3/23. Includes unlimited admission for 2 named adults and up to 4 kids under the age of 18, free parking in McWane Science Center’s parking deck when available, and ASTC Passport Program

*Expires 9/3/23.

Don’t want the fun to stop? Upgrade your Summer Pass to an annual membership by 9/3/23 for only $45! Contact [email protected] for details.

Gift Memberships

Gift membership packages are perfect for anyone looking for a fun and unique way to spend quality time with the people they love. Give your friend or family member unlimited access to exhibit halls, daily science programs, and discounted and/or free tickets to films in the IMAX® DOME theater. Perfect for holidays, birthdays, and anything in between, gift memberships make deciding what to get that special someone a no-brainer.

Purchase a gift membership today and select whether to have the gift membership form mailed directly to you or to the address of the recipient. The recipient can then redeem their membership at our ticketing counter or mail it in when they’re ready to start enjoying the best gift in Birmingham.

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQs page to get more detailed information about memberships, eligibility, and more! Or, reach out to our member services team today.

Member Services

Contact our Member Services team today for more information and quick, friendly answers about joining, renewing, or changing your membership status.

(205) 714-8318
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