Can't make a weekly commitment but want to get involved? Volunteer to help McWane with special days and events like LEGO Day, Maker Day, or McWane After Dark, our adults-only nights. McWane has a variety of one-time events that are all a little different!
Spontaneous Science Volunteers assist with setup and take down of events, help facilitate science activities and demonstrations and more! The flexible time commitment makes this a great option for anyone with busy or unpredictable schedules.
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.