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    McWane Science Center

    200 19th St N
    Birmingham, AL 35203

    Phone: 205-714-8300

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     Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® 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...

     Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® 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® 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.

    Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers — from ages 1 to 100 — flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.



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    Admission:

    McWane Science Center is open seven days a week, 360 days a year, and now offers new extended hours. See below for information about admission prices to both the museum and the IMAX® Dome Theater.

    Note: Hours and admission are subject to change without notice and are subject to a 10% sales tax.

    Current McWane Science Admission Rates

    Museum
    $13.00 -Adults (13-64)
    $9.00 - Kids (2-12)
    $12.00 - Seniors (65+)
    Free - Under 2

    $13.00 -Adults (13-64)
    $9.00 - Kids (2-12)
    $12.00 - Seniors (65+)
    Free - Under 2

    IMAX ® Feature Length Movie (Hollywood Movies)
    $9.00 - Adults (13-64)
    $8.00 - Kids (2-12) & Seniors (65+)
    Free - Under 2

    Combo (Museum & IMAX Film)
    $18.00 - Adults (13-64)
    $14.00 - Kids (2-12)
    $16.00 - Seniors (65+)
    Free - Under 2


    Hours:

    Current McWane Science Center Hours Monday - Friday (Summer Hours 9 AM - 6 PM Start June 1) 9:00AM to 5:00PM Saturday Hours 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday Hours 12:00PM to 6:00PM Special Hours and Closings Closed New Year' s Day Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Closed Easter Sunday Closed Thanksgiving Day


    Parking Information:

     PARKING:
    Parking Deck:
    McWane Science Center’s parking deck offers safe and convenient parking on 2nd Avenue North. The height limit for the deck is 6’8”.

    Cost: $5.00 required to exit deck. Machine accepts $5.00 and $1.00 bills as well as quarters or you can purchase a token at the ticketing counter inside the center. Members receive free parking in the deck.

    Street Parking:
    Additional parking is available on the streets surrounding the center. On Monday – Friday there is a 2-hour limit on the street parking. The meter charges $0.25/hour. Street parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and on Holidays.

    Bus Parking:
    Buses should unload on 2nd Avenue North if space is available, if not then park on 19th Street North. Once buses are unloaded, McWane Science Center will escort bus drivers to a remote parking lot and provide shuttle service for drivers to and from the center.


    There is no accessibility service information available at this time.


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