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McWane Science Center

200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
+1 205-714-8300
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Toddlers have a ball for hours

Lots for little children to play with Our 2 and 3 year old loved it. The played in a make bekieve... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
karen4309
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Birmingham, Alabama
The McWane Science Center is a wonderful Birmingham Experience

The McWane Science Center is a wonderful Birmingham downtown attraction. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) 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(R) 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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (139 reviews)
“imax theater” (44 reviews)
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200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots for little children to play with Our 2 and 3 year old loved it. The played in a make bekieve diner and vets office They enjoyed playing in a fire truck ,

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The McWane Science Center is a wonderful Birmingham downtown attraction. The exhibits are interactive and very educational. There are exhibits for the very young and adult. We loved being able to touch the sharks and manta rays in the tidal pool and see so many...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has the same things over and over and over. They have to do something to change this. After 3 yearly memberships, we won't be going again for a while. We visiting other states with other children centers and they are far superior

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two hours at the museum. Our kids are three and eight. There were more than enough age appropriate activities to keep the busy. Three floors of fun. Our little one could have spent the afternoon in the Itty Bitty area. I would recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great addition to our Birmingham trip! First the facts; $13.00 per adult 2& under -free 2 nd floor is for the children who are 5 and under- lots to do and a water table !!! 1st & 3 rd floor is for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided on something different while in Alabama. Had a really great time. Definitely not expensive but allows adults to act like kids for a little while. Enjoyed the activities. The only reason I rated it a 4 is due to children that would run around...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the Center for a birthday party; the kids all enjoyed it, there was so much to see and do. The dinosaurs on exhibit are cool to look at. I enjoyed looking at the aquariums. It is definitely a fun place to go to. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating interactive experiments/activities for everyone. IMAX theater. Aquarium/reptile exhibit. Good for at least 2 to 4 activities and entertainment.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fantastic for a day out with the kids - especially in the heat of the summer. Great!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided that me and my 8 year old son need a day out so went to the McWane center. We had plenty of fun activities to keep us both entertained for most of the day. Would recommend for any family.

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btwarden
6 August 2017|
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Response from Anjelica G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open 7/week
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Pam M
12 June 2017|
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Response from 6016-1824 | Reviewed this property |
Great question. It probably depends on the teenager. I promise you most of the adults are fascinated by the exhibits and hands-on activities, but a teenager is a different animal. I probably wouldn't take just teenagers... More
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runnercwalex
13 May 2017|
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Response from MRSJRollins | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking deck right beside the center that connects to it. You pay about $6 to park. You don't walk far at all.
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