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Science & Discovery

Soar the skies and defy gravity like an astronaut in Sweet Home Alabama. Not only can you experience the depths of space stateside, but the many museums and discovery centers also allow the explorer within you to delve into the great mysteries of science and beyond. Planning an out-of-this-world trip is a lot closer than you think. Hands-on experimentation and observation can be enjoyed here through interactive exhibits. The wonders of space and beyond are waiting in Alabama.

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Whether it's watching the animals at Birmingham Zoo or exploring space at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Alabama has some of the greatest science and discovery experiences waiting for you.

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Inspiring Science & Discovery

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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McWane Science Center

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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Birmingham Zoo

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Southern Environmental Center

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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McWane Science Center

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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Birmingham Zoo

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Southern Environmental Center

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Find an Alabama Science and Discovery Experience

Explore science and discovery locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Museum
109 Gates Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Costumed guides lead tours of working village (1805-1819). Cabinetmaker's shop, print shop, confectionery shop, library and post office. Commemorates 1819 Constitutional Convention site.
Zoological Park
20499 Oak Road East
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Home to Animal Planet's "The Little Zoo That Could." Explore natural habitats of more than 5000 animals. Elevated viewing decks. Animal shows and animal encounters daily during the the summer season.
Museum
1700 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
Library collection includes rare books on medical history. Display cases of historical medical items are available for viewing on the third floor of Lister Hill Library.
Historic Site
2800 S. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
The literary courtyard features the Monroeville Writers Fountain and serves as a gateway to the John Dennis Forte Library, which houses the Alabama Center for Literary Arts' collection of Nall paintings and other literary artwork.
Botanical Gardens
3530 Lorna Road
Birmingham, AL 35216