Science Center of Iowa

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401 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309 401 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Des Moines Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15152746868
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The perfect indoor activity, those interested in the arts will appreciate Iowa's Des Moines' Science Center of Iowa. This weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to this museum!

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    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tue-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 7 months ago
Allow plenty of time Really need several hours if not going to iMax theater
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Great theater
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Report | 8 months ago
It was a great experience, but I wouldn't drive the 2 1/2 hours without staying in the area at least over night next time.
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Start the day early, there is much to see and do.
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Explore the whole place!
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Report | 9 months ago
Plan on spending the day! Lots to do.
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Report | 9 months ago
Cafeteria is confusing traffic pattern.
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Report | 9 months ago
Just be aware that the Planetarium is not available currently.
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IMAX a must see
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Great place for kids and adults to have some fun!
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When it first opened it doors in 1970, the Science Center of Iowa was among the first interactive science museums in the world. It engaged the community with hands-on exhibits and programs. In 2005, the center moved to its 110,00-square-foot downtown location, where it fills its halls with a variety of experience platforms, each demonstrating different scientific principles. Build and launch a rocket in When Things Get Moving, learn about Iowa's native animals in What On Earth?, and explore the night sky in the Star Theater planetarium. A favorite of SCI's youngest visitors, Small Discoveries exhibit features features a farm-to-table theme with a market and kitchen for interactive play. For the “full experience”, catch a film in the 216-seat Blank IMAX Dome Theater, which features a six-story dome-shaped screen that surrounds your field of view and a 12,000-watt digital surround sound system that lets you hear everything from a tiny drop of rain to a huge clap of thunder with crystal clarity.

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