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Make the most of your free time in the new year by visiting Birmingham museums

Birmingham's museums allow resudents to learn more about many subjects.
Birmingham's museums allow residents to learn more about many subjects.
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Getting out of the house and increasing your knowledge base is a great way to pass the time and Birmingham has something to help you do just that every day of the year.

Visit these local museums to learn more about the civil rights movement, fine art, sports and science.

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 8th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205)254-2565

Hours
Tues. – Sun.               10 a.m. - p.m.

General Museum admission is free. Admission may be charged for special exhibitions. Check the events page for a listing of current exhibits.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 328-9696

Hours:

Sun.    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Mon.     Closed*
Tues. - Sat.    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Major Holidays   Closed
King Holiday Free Admission

* Open each Monday from MLK Day through month of February.

Admission:

Adults     $11 
Children Free for residents of Jefferson County/Non-residents $3
Seniors ( 65+)      $5
College students        $5
Groups (25+ adults)  $8

* Sun. donation-only (except groups)

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 323-6665

Hours:  
Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
   
Admission:  
Adults        $5
Senior 60+  $4
Students            $3
Families     $14
Groups of 10 or more  $1 off each admission

McWane Science Center
200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205)714-8300

Hours  
Mon - Fri.   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat.         10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun.      noon – 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Closings New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
   
Admission:  
Museum   $11.00 Adults/$8.00 Children 2 – 12 and Seniors 65+
IMAX ®  
Feature Film           $10.00 Adults/$9.00   Children 2 – 12 and Seniors 65+
IMAX Film Ticket (Educational)      $8.50    Adults/$7.50   Children 2 – 12 and Seniors 65+
Combo (Museum & IMAX Film)   $16.00  Adults/$12.00 Children 2 – 12 and Seniors 65+
Children 2 and under Free

Check the events page for current lIMAX ® listings. 

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