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Safe & Secure Parking OptionsMcWane Science Center is located at the heart of revitalization in downtown Birmingham!

Parking at McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center has ample parking options available for individuals and groups, making it easy to come and see us on weekdays and weekends alike.

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Parking Deck

McWane Science Center’s parking deck offers safe and convenient parking on 2nd Avenue North. Payment is required upon exiting the deck. Toll machines at the exit accept pre-purchased tokens, debit/credit cards, or cash in denominations of $1, $5, $10, or $20. Tokens may be purchased at the ticketing counter inside the lobby during business hours.

The height limit for the deck is 6’8”.

How much is parking at McWane Science Center?


Parking Deck Hours

Wednesday - Sunday6:30am - 6:30pm

Street Parking

The City of Birmingham provides metered street parking in the vicinity of McWane Science Center with a 2-hour limit. Payment can be made through the ParkMobile app. Street parking is FREE on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal or state holidays.

Bus Parking

Buses unload on 2nd Avenue North when available, or on 19th Street North as overflow. Once buses are unloaded, drivers are directed to a remote lot. Remote parking shuttles are provided for drivers on an hourly schedule.

Getting to McWane

For information about how to get to McWane Science Center, please visit our Directions page!

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about parking or planning your visit, please feel free to contact us today!

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