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LearningCuriosity knows no bounds at McWane Science Center! We offer so many ways to learn about the science behind our world.

Learning Tools & Educational Opportunities

McWane Science Center is driven by an educational purpose: to provide science education experiences that are fun, inclusive, relevant, evidence-based, and social. We have a whole host of tools and resources for parents, teachers, and students to expand their view of science.

Explore our educational resources, including:
  • Programs for field trip groups
  • McWane on the Move outreach programs that bring science to schools, libraries, and other groups
  • Our bi-weekly science show, Sci Sparks
  • Programs for home school students
  • Camps during school breaks
  • McWane on the Web virtual programs
  • STEM learning kits of materials and lesson plans for schools to borrow
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For Parents

Whether your kids need enrichment during school breaks or you’re a homeschool parent seeking new opportunities to explore science with your child, McWane has the resources you need!

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For Teachers

McWane Science Center is one of Alabama’s go-to field trip destinations for a reason! Not only are we here to give your students the field trip of a lifetime, but we also provide professional development workshops to help you in your mission to change lives.

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Education Guide

We’ve prepared the ultimate guide to an educational trip to McWane Science Center, full of tips for developing curriculum, connecting the McWane experience to classroom learning, and so much more.

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Sci Sparks

Sci Sparks is McWane’s very own online science show, airing here and on YouTube every other Wednesday! Catch the latest episodes here, or get the link to subscribe to our channel.

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Collections and Research

McWane Science Center is a wonderful place for everyday curious folks to engage with science. But it’s also a place for students and researchers to dig into our extensive natural history collection and advance our understanding of the world around us.

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Need More Information?

Our team is always here to answer your questions and help you plan your visit to McWane Science Center.

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Call Us Today

Call this number to speak with a friendly human about your visit!

(205) 714-8300
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