Science Engagement Docents engage visitors through hands-on science activities and exhibit interpretation as well as presenting public programs like Combustion and Lightning Strikes programs in the Rushton Theater, Animal Encounters in NatureScope, and Engineering Design Challenges in our Workshop. Docents should have significant experience in a STEM field including, but not limited to, graduate work and career experience. Docents must also have good communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to learn, and a willingness to work with visitors of all ages in small and large group settings.
To spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science experiences.
McWane Science Center is the cornerstone of Birmingham, Alabama's downtown revitalization. This state-of-the-art museum is housed in the historic and refurbished Loveman's department store building.
In 1998, Discovery Place and Red Mountain Museum merged to create a stimulating interactive science museum now called McWane Science Center.
McWane Science Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, gets its name from the McWane family and McWane Foundation, sources of funding that made the center a reality for Birmingham and the region.
Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers -- from ages 1 to 100 -- flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South's most unique venues.