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Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet?

A question all parents are familiar with,” Are We There Yet,” is the theme for the McWane Science Center’s annual fund raising event, Beaker Bash! Mark your calendars for this family-friendly event! On February 4, 2017, McWane will present Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet? Come journey through McWane Science Center to creatively explore the ... Read More

Going Places Takes Off at McWane Science Center

We’re so excited about newest traveling exhibit, at the McWane Science Center. Going Places, opened Wednesday, January 11.  Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, Going Places is an interactive science exhibition that explores the technology humans have developed for travel. If you have ever wanted to pilot an airship, ride on a hovercraft, ... Read More

BrickFair LEGO Expo

LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 58,000 square feet. BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO – the most awesome toy – ever. LEGO fan festivals like BrickFair are great fun for the whole ... Read More

Drinks and Droids at McWane

Star Wars fun for the Moms and Dads! Go rogue and join McWane on the dark side for an adult night of drinks and droids! Grab some grub at the admiral snack bar, enjoy cocktails at the cantina, and meet Star Wars characters under the Death Star before entering a galaxy far, far away for ... Read More

Star Wars Sleepover at McWane

The force is strong at this galactic sleepover! Come dressed as your favorite Jedi knight and jump into hyperspace as you head to a galaxy far, far, away! Dinner will be served on the dark side before heading off to Jedi training where you will discover the science of Star Wars and explore the forces ... Read More

Monster Jam Triple Threat

Monster Jam ® Triple Threat Series™ is a points-based format that showcases the best lineup of MonsterJam vehicles that deliver what fans want to see most…more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action! This series tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to- head in seven different competitions driving ... Read More

Noon Year’s Eve at McWane Science Center

Here’s a fun alternative to waiting up until midnight to ring in the New Year.. Celebrate the New Year a few hours early at McWane’s first ever Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as you count down to 2017 with a sparkling juice toast and a very ... Read More

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, Benefiting the Bell Center

Bundle up! You’re invited to a cookies, cocoa, and live reading of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” with Santa on Saks Plaza, Friday, December 9th or Saturday, December 17th . All proceeds to benefit The Bell Center. Please note a child ticket must be accompanied by one adult ticket. One adult may bring more than ... Read More

Jingle Bell Breakfast at McWane Science Center

Bring your little elves for a Merry Morning at McWane! Enjoy a hot breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, make holiday crafts, build a snowman in Winter Wonderland, and ride the Ice Slide before heading to the IMAX Dome for a special showing of Santa vs. the Snowman! Don’t forget your camera! Ticket includes same ... Read More

Sensory Friendly Santa Claus

The Autism Society of Alabama is collaborating with shopping malls to encourage a Sensory Santa session during the holidays. Sensory Santa is a time where children and adults can visit with Santa with less noise, lower volume, shorter lines and less stress for those with special needs. A photographer will be made available to capture ... Read More