McVane Science Center – Wikipedia

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IN McVane Science Center (formerly known as McWane Center) is a science museum and research archive located in the city center. Birmingham, Alabama (United States). Modern science center, aquarium and 280 places. The IMAX Dome Theater is housed in the historic and renovated Loveman department store building. It opened to the public on July 11, 1998.

On the lower level, there is the World of Water exhibition, which presents more than 50 species of marine and freshwater aquatic flora and fauna. There is a sensory reservoir with different types of small sharks and rays. There are also shark teeth, which can be observed under a microscope, and various displays of water pollution.

The Alabama Collections Center (located on the second floor) is home to over 500,000 items from the former Red Mountain Museum. At the center are precious minerals, fossils, and Native American artifacts, the most notable among them, including the world’s fourth largest collection of mosasaurs; the Appalachiosaurus (similar to Tyrannosaurus); and the Alabama fossil, Basilosaurus cetoides (80-foot (24 m) fossil whale).

For toddlers, there is the Itty Bitty Magic City exhibit (on the second floor) featuring a climbing structure, a water play area, a toddler area, and an area with scaled-down versions of common buildings in the city. All model buildings are designed to help young children acquire skills they will need later or to connect with their parents. One example is a model grocery store where children can learn about major food groups while “shopping” with their parents. The exhibition opened on May 16, 2015 and was a reconstruction of an old play area for young children of the same name, previously located on the third floor.[1]

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The McVane Science Center is named after the McVane family and McWane, Inc. both of them helped fund the center.

Exterior of the McVane Science Center

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Coordinates: 33 ° 30′53 ″ N 86 ° 48′30 ″ W / 33.51477 ° N 86.808262 ° W / 33.51477; -86.808262

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