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.
Outdoor Recreation Site
4357 Turner Mill Road
Talladega, AL 35160
This more than 500 acre public facility offers sport shooters opportunities to practice and participate in competitive events, with state of the art electronic targets and monitors for participants and spectators.
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.
Guides Tours Or Rides
20249 Alabama 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
<p><strong>Jean-Michel Cousteau&rsquo;s Ambassadors of the Environment Program at Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism &amp; Sustainability, Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA</strong> - participants can assist in ongoing dune, wetland and for...
Historic Site
3727 Highway 119
Montevallo, AL 35115