Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2021 Alabama STEM Week!


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Below are some highlights from our event:


  • CPU2AL provided 584 museum tickets to families in Alabama.
  • 140 people attended the Exploreum Science Center & Digital Dome Theater in Mobile, AL.
  • 444 people attended the Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur, AL.
  • To view more photos, make sure to check out our hashtag #ALSTEMWEEK on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.
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Alabama STEM Week is hosted by the NSF EPSCoR Project, CPU2AL. Our goal is to provide opportunities for families in Alabama to tour local science museums. We will provide groups of up to 5 tickets to be used at one of the museums listed below from July 25 - 31, 2021 contingent on the operating hours of the museum. There must be at least one chaperone 19 years old or older with each group.


You will need to upload a signed copy of our consent and release form in order to complete your reservation. Please list the names of all your group members on this form. Ticket registration is now closed. 

Consent and Release Form

Exploreum Science Center & PCI Digital Dome Theater

Reserve Tickets by noon July 16

The Exploreum Science Center is a science center that promotes science learning through a variety of inquiry-based educational and entertaining activities, including exhibits, IMAX films, demonstrations, workshops, and teacher professional development. Located in downtown Mobile, Exploreum visitors can experience more than 150 hands-on science adventures in three permanent galleries: Hands-On Hall, the Wharf of Wonder, and My BodyWorks, the most advanced health exhibit in the nation. The Exploreum also features large-scale, family-friendly, interactive traveling exhibits, year-round with broad science content and supplementary, themed educational programming.

Operating Hours: 

Closed to the public Sunday and Monday.

Tuesday — Friday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Cook Museum of Natural Science

Reserve Tickets by noon July 16

The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a nonprofit foundation with a mission to engage, excite and educate visitors of all ages about the natural world around them. Located in Downtown, Decatur, AL, the museum will serve as an educational destination and cultural venue for various programs and meetings across North Alabama. The museum will offer multiple interactive exhibits, immersive educational experiences inside and outside of a classroom setting, STEAM programs, event space rentals, and the first Natures Table restaurant in Alabama!

Operating Hours: 

Monday — Saturday  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.