October Events at McWane Science Center

Lots of October fun happening throughout the month at the McWane Science Center

Frankenstein’s Workshop
October 13th

Join us as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We’ll explore the intersection between science fiction and today’s science advancements in electricity, robotics, synthetic biology and human enhancements.

Earth Science Week
October 14th – 20th

Since 1998, scientists have celebrated Earth Science week. This time is used to educate the public about the earth sciences and to equip them with appreciation, understanding, and stewardship.

For this 20th celebration of Earth Science Week, the American Geosciences Institute has declared the theme to be “Earth as Inspiration,” and is emphasizing artistic expression as a powerful tool for geoscience education.

An Evening at Hogwarts
October 19th and 20th

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, visit Flourish & Blotts by Books-a-Million and more!  After class is dismissed, grab your complimentary popcorn and drink as you view a special showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the IMAX Dome.  It’s the wizarding event of the year that you won’t want to miss!  Be sure to don your house colors and robes! Advance reservations are required as this event will sell out.

Visit their site to purchase tickets or for more information on available times

Throwback Pricing
October, 29th

As a special offer to our visitors this year, on the 20th of every month, we will THROW BACK the prices, meaning admission to McWane will be the same price as what it was when we opened 20 years ago in 1998. Pretty cool, right? Adventure Halls Kids: $6 | Adults: $7 | Senior: $6 Combo Ticket Kids: $9 | Adults: $10 | Seniors: $9

National Chemistry Week
October 21st- 27th

McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole Day on October 23rd commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro.

Spooky Science
October 28th – 31st

Creep on down to McWane this Halloween and get your hands on some slime, meet creepy crawlers and learn the science behind some tricks and treats.

For more events happening in and around Birmingham, make sure to check out our events calendar.. if you’re looking for Pumpkin patch or fall festival fun, you can find that here!

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