McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

This past weekend we went with the cub scouts on a family trip to the McWane Center in Birmingham, Al. Such a fun place! Nearly all hands-on, very informational, just loved the place! If you ever travel to Birmingham, I recommend it. Anyway, so our family decided to get their early, so we’d have plenty of time to see all 4 floors. We were able to get through all the floors in about 5 hours and that was really allowing the boys time to stay at some of the exhibits for awhile, not just skimming over everything. We met as a Pack at 6pm, which is when the museum closes. We were able to bring our stuff in. We headed to the IMAX theater, where we saw a movie called Rescue. Then, it was off to the cafe for dinner. The boys had about an hour to site-see in the museum and then they all got to earn a belt loop. After that many of us got our sleeping bags out and got ready for bed. Although, lights out wasn’t until midnight. Needless to say after being there since 10 am, I was one of the first ones asleep. The fact we slept under the large-fanged Appalachiosaurus didn’t bother me at all!

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}
They had a bunch of real dinosaur bones from all over Alabama. There were also many full skeleton casts like this one.

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}

McWane Center {Birmingham, AL}