- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The McWane Science Center will reopen on Nov. 9 after being closed for a few weeks due to a flooding issue.

Marketing and Communications Director Katie Baasen tells The Birmingham News (https://bit.ly/2fmwzIw) the center experienced some water damage after a sprinkler head malfunctioned on the fourth floor on Oct. 13. Although none of the exhibits were damaged, officials had to replace some of the walls and carpet.

Safety inspectors have been examining the downtown Birmingham building to make sure the center is up to code. Baasen says 90 percent of the damages will be repaired by the reopening date.

Amy Templeton, president and CEO of the museum, says the main concern when scheduling a reopen date has been safety for guests.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews


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