The Saban Center is an innovative community partnership that will bring together the Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM), the Tuscaloosa Public Library, the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre, and a community black-box theater in a unique public-private partnership under the roof of what is currently the Tuscaloosa News Building. Part of the City’s Elevate Tuscaloosa Initiative, the Saban Center will bring STEM programs together with theater, literature, outdoor recreation, and interactive learning for children and families in Tuscaloosa.
In addition to the building, The Saban Center will feature a public park on the Black Warrior River adjacent to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The park will be a family-friendly outdoor extension of The Saban Center with open green space, river-viewing areas, and river access for water activities. Intersected by the Riverwalk, the park will be pedestrian- and biker-friendly, with easy walking or biking access to the Tuscaloosa River Market, Manderson Landing, and other riverfront parks.