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McWane Science Center | Reviews, Tickets, Prices, Parking, Exhibits

McWane Science Center


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McWane Science Center Tickets

Here are the ticket prices for the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • Adults (13-64): $16 each

  • Kids (2-12): $13 each

  • Seniors (65+): $15 each

  • Kids Under 2: FREE


The McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama, operates with the following hours:

  • Monday: CLOSED

  • Tuesday: CLOSED

  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


When visiting the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama, you have parking options as follows:

  • Parking Deck: You can utilize the parking deck for a fee of $5. It is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, providing convenient and secure parking for visitors.

  • Street Parking: Alternatively, there is city-operated metered street parking available. However, please note that there is a 2-hour limit for street parking.

Featured Exhibits

At the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama, you can explore a range of featured exhibits and attractions:

  • Aquariums: Dive into the underwater world with captivating aquarium displays that showcase a variety of marine life.

  • Shark and Stingray Touch: Get up close and personal with sharks and stingrays, allowing for a hands-on experience and a chance to learn more about these incredible creatures.

  • Bubble Room: Delve into the science of bubbles in the engaging Bubble Room exhibit, where you can create, play, and discover the fascinating properties of bubbles.

  • Alabama Dinosaurs: Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed Alabama. This exhibit offers a glimpse into the prehistoric past of the region.

  • Naturescope: Immerse yourself in the natural world through interactive exhibits and displays that highlight the beauty and wonder of the environment.

IMAX® Dome Theater

The McWane Science Center boasts an impressive IMAX® Dome Theater featuring:

  • Seating: With 250 seats available, you can enjoy an immersive experience in comfort.

  • Dome Screen: The theater features a massive 5-story, 79-foot diameter tilted dome screen, enveloping the audience in stunning visuals and breathtaking scenes.

This state-of-the-art IMAX® Dome Theater offers an extraordinary cinematic journey, making it an essential part of your visit to the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

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