McWane Science Center

200 19th St. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203- Map It
(205) 714-8300

AAA Editor Notes

McWane Science Center, downtown at 200 19th St. N. at jct. 2nd Ave. N., offers four levels of science adventures and interactive exhibits. ScienceQuest has hands-on exhibits about motion, energy, light and sound, while World of Water takes a look at aquatic life from around the globe. A dinosaur exhibit features fossils and interactive games. Children under age 6 can visit Itty Bitty Magic City, which includes an extensive Main Street area to explore as well as water exhibits and a climbing structure. The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater is also part of the center. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$13; $12 (ages 65+); $9 (ages 2-12). Combination ticket with John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater (excludes feature-length films) $18; $16 (ages 65+); $13 (ages 2-12). Parking: $5.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. noon-6, June-Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. noon-6, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.