January 19-May 5
Speed: Science in Motion
McWane Science Center
Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM
Tickets: Adults $15, Children $12

Head to McWane Science Center to check out their newest exhibit Speed: Science in Motion! The exhibit replicates the high-octane action of a Formula 1 racetrack, complete with a pit lane, workshop, and physical testing environments. Visitors can challenge themselves through hands-on exhibits and displays to see if they have what it takes to race at over 125 miles per hour.

February 2
Groundhog Day Celebration with a Twist
The Birmingham Zoo
9-10:45 AM
Tickets: Adults $17, Children $12

Join The Birmingham Zoo for a Groundhog Day celebration! Birmingham Bill may be in hibernation, but one of his opossum friends has offered to help out with the predictions so the fun can still be had! Head to the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Stage to learn about Groundhog Day traditions around the world and see if spring will come early this year. The event will also offer kid-friendly activities, a wildlife show, and an animal photo opportunity.

SCHEDULE
9 AM-10 AM: Games and Activities
10 AM-10: 30 AM: Wildlife Show and Weather Prediction
10:30 AM: Animal Photo Opportunity

February 2
Chinese New Year Celebration
Boutwell Auditorium
10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Tickets: $7

Ring in the year of the pig at the Chinese New Year Celebration! The event will feature the Beijing Chaoyang Art Troupe and local talent groups. Performances will include dragon dance, lion dance, Chinese drums, Chinese opera, acrobatics, magic shows, and singing. There will also be art, crafts, local talent shows, and food.

February 2
Beaker Bash: Carnivale
McWane Science Center
5-8 PM
Tickets: Under 21 $30, 21+ $50, Family 4 Pack $150

Science is a celebration full of magical experiences, forces of nature, and fun at the McWane Science Center. That is why they felt it fitting to theme this year’s Beaker Bash “Carnivale” to showcase the incredible wonders of science. Mystery and imagination will thrive during the whimsical night, so bring the whole family and be immersed in a world of colorful displays of acrobatics and intrigue! All proceeds from the event will go directly to McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund.

February 7-10
Marvel Universe Live!
The BJCC
Tickets: Marvel Universe Live 

Join Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on an epic quest to defend the universe from evil. Watch as Marvel’s mightiest heroes face off against some of the most threatening villains in the Marvel Universe like Loki, Nebula, Green Goblin, and more. Don’t miss out on the action-packed live arena show! Tickets can be bought for as low as $15.

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