the center of it all

Innovation. Creativity. Discovery. Community.
Saban Center is a first-of-its-kind STEAM campus where education, experience and innovation meet. It includes community partners at TCT and IGNITE, formerly Children's Hands-On Museum, plus public-private educational partnerships spanning the state of Alabama. Saban Center will be a hub for education training, arts participation and academic support for teachers and families alike.
Children learning in an interactive museum
River District fireworksChildren doing a science expirement
Family enjoying a park
Children learning in an interactive museum
River District fireworksChildren doing a science expirement
Family enjoying a park
Children working with STEM robot

stem program

Saban Center will be an innovative hub for local and regional school districts to inspire children to enter a variety of STEAM-related fields. It will offer a hands-on, immersive experience in a single state-of-the-art campus. There’s also opportunity for state educators to receive valuable fellowships for professional development. And Saban Center will play an important role in workforce development by providing a pipeline of skilled employees to the state.
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Children's Theatre stage production

arts & sciences

Built to house two of Tuscaloosa’s most storied institutions, Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre and IGNITE (formerly Children’s Hands-on Museum), Saban Center will inspire both sides of impressionable brains. From children’s theater to sports robotics, there’s a little something for every child. And every inner-child.

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River District Park view

recreation & activity

Tuscaloosa’s Parker-Haun Park, located along the Black Warrior River, will be home to walking trails, an outdoor plaza, a performance stage and plenty of welcoming green space. The surrounding area will include a pedestrian bridge, multiple bike paths, the western expansion of the famed Tuscaloosa Riverwalk and a public park with accessible design.

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