Science Center of Iowa

401 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions
+15152746868
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Report | 24 days ago
Start upstairs and work your way down. Water power generator and egg dropper are FUN!
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Report | a month ago
Make sure and buy the parking thru the science center - will save you a few bucks.
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Report | 4 months ago
First Friday of every month is mixology night from 5:30-9pm. 21+ only. Adult beverages are sold and they have live music and science demonstrations for adults to wander around and see all the exhibits.
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Report | 7 months ago
Great family night with the New exhibit Just don't eat the good there. Not good..
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Report | 7 months ago
Plan to pay for parking.
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Report | 7 months ago
It was a fun and inexpensive day thanks to the 2 for 1 groupon. My 2 yr old granddaughter had a wonderful time!
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Report | 7 months ago
Good place take the kids ever year. I think they could change kids activities more often.
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Report | 7 months ago
Great family day!
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Report | 7 months ago
Remember schook field trips here as a kid and loved it.
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Report | 7 months ago
go early and see all the shows
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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 six-story Blank IMAX Dome Theater.

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