McWane Center Review

The kids and I have been dying to visit the McWane Center in Birmingham, Alabama for quite sometime, but random life situations and sickness have kept us from going. We arrived, and after parking in conveniently-located parking deck, we took the elevator that opened into the McWane Center lobby at landing. Immediately, we saw scores of excited school-kids milling around with their teachers and chaperons. I inwardly groaned, thinking that the exhibits would be crowded and that it would be hard for me to keep up with my own children in such a crowd. We made our way to the ticket counter, stood in a fast-moving line and received our tickets for the science center and chose the movie we wanted to see in the IMAX theater. The customer service representative was very helpful, and suggested that we see “Island of the Lemurs” because she thought it would appeal to all of my children. We applied our sticker badges and entered the science center. WOW. There are so many different exhibits to explore that we had trouble deciding what to look at first! We went up a flight of stairs to the second floor to see amazing dinosaur exhibits. My…

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