McWane Science Center’s mission is to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science.” To accomplish this mission, McWane Science Center combines our unique assets to create unique, hands-on, science-learning experiences that parents and teachers value and kids love.
McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors. 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.
McWane Science Center has a number of permanent exhibits that are a regular part of the science education experience. These include:
Itty Bitty Magic City
Explore! Collections Center
Fox 6 Weather Lab
Science on a Sphere
World of Water Aquarium
Shark and Ray Touch Tank
John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater