Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Birmingham Zoo News - Half Price Admission for MLK Day, January 16

Receive Half-Price Admission for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


January 16
In the spirit of service this holiday, bring any non-perishable or canned food item and receive half-price admission to the Zoo during the United Way Canned Food Drive*. While you're here, watch a sea lion demonstration, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express, the Protective Life Carousel and much more! *Limit one per guest.

Groundhog Day


February 2
All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? Join the Zoo for the annual Groundhog Day prediction at the Birmingham Zoo Wildlife Stage and find out if we'll have six more weeks of winter. Don't miss a chance to play kid-friendly games, watch a special Wildlife Show and more.

9am-10am: Games and more
10am-10:30am: Wildlife Show
10:30am: Photo Opp with Birmingham Bill


Woo at the Zoo


February 14. 6-9pm
Join the Birmingham Zoo this Valentine's Day as we discuss "love" in the animal kingdom. You're invited to sip and stroll through the Birmingham Zoo's Predator Building as you enjoy live music, animal encounters and keeper chats. Reservations also include hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, engraved champagne flutes and a souvenir photo. Advance tickets only - tickets are limited. This fun event for guiests 21 and up is one you won't want to miss!

Member Couple : $80
Non-Member Couple: $100



The Birmingham Zoo - Alabama's Must-See Attraction 
Mission: Inspiring Passion for the Natural World...
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Birmingham Zoo, Inc. | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205.879.0409 | Fax: 205.879.9426


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

McWane Science Center January Newsletter

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GOING PLACES
OPENS JANUARY 11 ON LEVEL THREE


As well as exploring the technology that gets us around everyday, visitors will explore the way that travel has shaped the social fabric of our time. Visitors will also see new technology and get a glimpse of where our future is headed. With 17 interactive exhibits and 8 information kiosks detailing the incredible technology pioneered by humans to make the farthest reaches of our planet accessible, Going Places will be a wild ride!
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Exhibits & Events

DRINKS AND DROIDS
SATURDAY JANUARY 7
COST: $30
EVENT STARTS AT 8:30 PM

MOVIE SCREENING AT 9:35 PM
Includes 1 ticket to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,
1 Drink Ticket and Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
21+ event
Go rogue and join us on the dark side for an adult night of drinks and droids! Grab some grub at the Admiral Snack Bar, enjoy cocktails at the cantina, and meet Star Wars characters under the Death Star before entering a galaxy far, far away for a private showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Come you must. Fun night you will have.

Purchase tickets at the link below or by calling 714-8414.


BIRMINGHAM SCI-CAFE
JANUARY 17
@JOHN'S CITY DINER
6:00 PM — 8 PM

EXTREME WEATHER
OPENS JANUARY 20
Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.
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STAR WARS SLEEPOVER
FRIDAY JANUARY 20
Members: $40
Non-members: $45

*This event is for ages 6 and up.
Minimum of one adult required per three children ages 6-18.
The force is strong at this galactic sleepover! Come dressed as your favorite Jedi knight and jump into hyperspace as you head to a galaxy far, far, away! Dinner will be served on the dark side before heading off to Jedi training where you will discover the science of Star Wars and explore the forces of the galaxy. Once you have completed your training, meet Star Wars characters and enjoy a special showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the IMAX Dome. As Yoda would say, “Miss this, you must not.”

Check in at 5:30. Purchase tickets at the link below or
by calling 205-714-8414.

BEAKER BASH: ARE WE THERE YET?
FEBRUARY 4
5:00 PM — 8 PM
Mark your calendars for McWane Science Center’s annual family-friendly event—Beaker Bash! On February 4, 2017, McWane will present Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet? Come journey through McWane Science Center to creatively explore the science of transportation and the amazing innovations that help us travel around the planet. Participants will navigate down winding roads, soar through the air, sail across the seas, and ride the rails to experience far away places. To purchase tickets, click the link below or call 205-714-8414.
 

JUST A REMINDER
NO MEMBER MONDAY IN JANUARY.
Member Monday will return February 13.


UPCOMING EVENTS
 
JANUARY
DRINKS AND DROIDS
JANUARY 7
GOING PLACES
JANUARY 11
BIRMINGHAM SCI CAFE
JANUARY 17
STAR WARS SLEEPOVER
JANUARY 20
FEBRUARY
BEAKER BASH
FEBRUARY 4
MEMBER MONDAY
FEBRUARY 13
VALENTINE'S DAY
FEBRUARY 14
BIG MACHINES DAY
FEBRUARY 18
BIRMINGHAM SCI CAFE
FEBRUARY 21
ENGINEERING SHOWCASE
FEBRUARY 22
TEENS AND TECH
FEBRUARY 25



IMAX MOVIES
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Rogue
One: A Star Wars Story
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

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Wild Africa
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COMING
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Extreme Weather
Opens January 20
Dream Big
Opens February 22
If you are an Amazon shopper, please consider registering with “amazonsmile.”  By choosing  McWane Science Center as your charity of choice, the Center will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases at no additional cost to you. The key is to log in on smile.amazon.com. Pass this on to your friends and fellow shoppers and thank you for supporting the McWane Science Center!

 


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