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The Interactive Museum (TIM)

TIM has moved ! Our new location at the entrance to Birmingham- Southern College is more than twice the size of the original location TIM occupied in BSC's Library between 1994 and 1997.class at TIM

TIM provides hands-on exhibits and multimedia presentations suitable for all age groups. The museum's focus is on how individual efforts can make significant contributions toward safeguarding the environment. The museum features a multi-story house juxtaposed over the deep end of the pool, which can be accessed by sliding down a giant sewage pipe. Interactive exhibits focus on ozone, water quality, and energy issues, while computer terminals provide information about topics ranging from local paint recycling programs, to urban forestry issues.

Get tips on environmentally friendly household products, activate urban runoff pollutants on an urban watershed diorama, or play the Wheel of Waste game. TIM has been recognized at both the regional and national level for its innovative approach to environmental education.