Admission for Two or Four to McWane Science Center (Up to Half Off)

Birmingham

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Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it's also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.

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  • $12 for two admission tickets (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for four admission tickets (up to a $48 value)

The McWane Science Center has four floors of fun, educational exhibits including a dig pit, a weather lab, an optical illusions gallery, an air cannon, and a giant piano.

Current special exhibits include Race: Are We So Different?, running until September 2. Developed by the American Anthropological Association, the touring exhibition considers biological, cultural, and historical perspectives as it explores race in America. Along the way, scientific findings explain differences in human appearance while also challenging the fundamental concept of race.

McWane Science Center

In one corner, kids practice cracking a safe. In another, tiny hands sift through sand to find ancient fossils, with no archaeologists in sight. Toddlers, meanwhile, wander through a surreal dreamscape of 10-foot milk cartons and car-sized paper towel rolls. But these aren’t scenes from a zany summer movie about all the adults disappearing: they're snapshots of the McWane Science Center, whose dozens of fun, interactive exhibits enliven science.

Notable exhibits include a collection of Alabama dinosaur skeletons that help us understand what life was like in the state millions of years ago. An aquarium area boasts a Shark & Ray Touch Tank, delighting visitors with an aquatic petting zoo. Interactive contraptions such as the pulley chair lift—which lets kids learn about simple machines as they hoist themselves aloft—convey abstract concepts with fun activities.

Reviews

Kids had a great time here. Lots of hands on stuff to keep them busy and a couple of well thought out spaces for the Pre-K crowd. Neat, clean, and fun

tripguy0974, TripAdvisor, 4/3/13

My kids had a blast playing with all of the science experiments. Also a nice aquarium. A great way to spend a day with the kids.

Fastfamily4, TripAdvisor, 4/10/13

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Main floor is the most fun - start at the top floor and go down :)”

  • “Great place to enjoy with the family!”

  • “My family had a wonderful time and hope to go back soon. ”


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    Birmingham

    200 19th St N

    Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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In a Nutshell

Explore the wide world of scientific discovery with hands-on exhibits, including a dig pit, an aquarium, and a traveling exhibition on race

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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