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.
Zoological Park
1664 Venable Road
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Alabama Safari Park is a 350 acre drive-thru adventure, where you stay in the car and the animals roam free!
Historic Site
224 City Park Drive Northeast
Arab, AL 35016
1935 Old Hunt School, 1912 Rice Church, Smith's Country store, Elvin Light Museum, grist mill, blacksmith shop and club demonstration home. Structures (1880s to 1930s) preserved with authentic furnishings. $5 fee for Christmas in the Village.
Museum
6052 USA South Drive
Mobile, AL 36608
The Archaeology Museum showcases artifacts from the Gulf Coast and covers over 12,000 years of prehistory and history. Artifacts are contextualized using a series of life-size scenic representations depicting archaeologists at wor...
Museum
2100 Highland Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35205
The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center features original artwork by artists and students honoring the lives of Holocaust survivors who chose to settle in Alabama after the war. The Center also houses the BHEC Holocaust Studies Library and Archives.
Historic Site
101 Main Street
Enterprise, AL 36330