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McWane Science Center

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200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
205-714-8300 http://www.mcwane.org/

October 2015

Spooky Science at McWane Science Center

October 30, 2015 - October 31, 2015
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Join the McWane Center for their public demonstrations filled with spine-tingling experiments. Parents are invited to bring their little monsters for a not-too-scary but totally spooky adventure! Try science “tricks” like sticking your hands in slime, learning how to mix mysterious potions, and even touching pumpkin guts. For more information, visit www.mcwane.org.  

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November 2015

Choo Choo! The Magic of Model Trains Preview

November 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$14

Be the first to experience the Magic of Model Trains exhibit and watch Rocky Mountain Express in IMAX. The movie begins at 7 p.m. Ticket price includes admission to the museum, a screening of Rocky Mountain Express, hot chocolate provided by Royal Cup Coffee, free train rides, free small popcorn, a free train whistle for children 12 and under and cookies in the museum. Adult tickets are $14 and child's tickets are $12.

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Winter Wonderland

November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The McWane Science Center will host its Winter Wonderland and they're invited guests to bring their family to the most magical place around this holiday season. Children can play on the Ice Slide or the extended zip line. Ice fishing, train rides and the Magic of Model Trains exhibit will also be on hand to keep families entertained. The McWane Center also invites families out for other holiday activities including the Choo Choo! preview, Breakfast with Santa, Polar Express PJ Parties and their…

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Santa vs. The Snowman IMAX at the McWane Center

November 27, 2015 - December 31, 2015
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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A lonely snowman finds Santa’s workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn’t be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid of “Snow Minions Made Easy”, he pits his snow army against Santa’s elves and captures Santa. But can he really do Santa’s job? For more information, visit www.mcwane.org.

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Polar Express IMAX Public Showings at McWane Science Center

November 27, 2015 - November 29, 2015
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Screenings will take place at 3:30…

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Rocky Mountain Express IMAX

November 27, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam to re-live this alpine nation-building odyssey. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival photographs and maps and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in a an era of remarkable ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty. Ride the rails along deep river canyons…

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February 2016

Beaker Bash

February 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The Center's annual fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. This year's event will take to space with a "galactic road trip" theme. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, visit www.mcwane.org.

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July 2018

McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash

July 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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McWane Science Center opened its doors on July 11, 20 years ago. The center will celebrate its birthday with a party on Saturday and Sunday featuring educational shows, live entertainment and  birthday cake.

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McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash

July 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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McWane Science Center opened its doors on July 11, 20 years ago. The center will celebrate its birthday with a party on Saturday and Sunday featuring educational shows, live entertainment and  birthday cake.

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October 2018

An 
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Hogwarts

October 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles: Grab your wizard robe and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Enjoy dinner in the Great Hall, make your own wizard wand, concoct potions, attend flying lessons and more.  After class, grab your complimentary popcorn and drink and view a special showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the IMAX Dome. Advanced reservations required. 

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An 
Evening
 at 
Hogwarts

October 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles: Grab your wizard robe and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Enjoy dinner in the Great Hall, make your own wizard wand, concoct potions, attend flying lessons and more.  After class, grab your complimentary popcorn and drink and view a special showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the IMAX Dome. Advanced reservations required. 

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An 
Evening
 at 
Hogwarts

October 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles: Grab your wizard robe and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Enjoy dinner in the Great Hall, make your own wizard wand, concoct potions, attend flying lessons and more.  After class, grab your complimentary popcorn and drink and view a special showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the IMAX Dome. Advanced reservations required. 

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