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McWane Science Center Visitor Information

This is your center for planning the ultimate visit to McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama! From here, you can see our hours of operation, learn about accessibility at McWane, get directions and parking information, and purchase tickets.

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Hours of Operation

See when we’re open for adventure, including regular hours and holiday hours for the museum, Bean Sprouts Café.



McWane Science Center is a Sensory Inclusive organization. Learn more about our partnership with KultureCity and other accessibility information here.



Get detailed directions to our location on 19th Street North in Birmingham, Alabama.



Worried about finding convenient parking in downtown Birmingham? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered with our parking deck and ample street parking map.

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Purchase Tickets

Learn about our ticket packages and purchase your tickets in advance using our online ticketing system.


Need More Info?

Our team is always here to answer your questions, field special requests, and help you plan your visit to McWane Science Center.

Museums For All

Museums for All

McWane Science Center has reduced the cost of admission so you and your family can enjoy the wonder of science in our museum. If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, simply show it when you arrive to receive our lowest-priced admission. Cost of admission is $3 per person for up to 5 family members.

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Reservations Department

Ask our Reservations Department about private events, group admissions, field trips, and more.

(205) 714-8414
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