Science Center of Iowa

Downtown Des Moines

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Preserved human specimens illustrate complex organ networks & differences between healthy & degenerated bodies in travelling exhibit

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Promotional value expires Oct 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for general admission. Extra fee for IMAX and Audio Tours. Tickets are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it firsthand by accidentally ingesting a science textbook. Embrace science with today's Groupon to Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines. Choose between two options:

  • For $19, you get two tickets to the Body Worlds Vital exhibit and admission to the Science Center (up to a $38.50 value).
  • For $38, you get four tickets to the Body Worlds Vital exhibit and admission to the Science Center (up to a $77 value).

Science Center of Iowa ignites mindfires with an awe-inspiring selection of educational programs and interactive exhibits. The Body Worlds Vital exhibit eliminates the need for X-ray glasses by revealing the intricate inner workings of the human body. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will discover the differences between healthy human beings and those inflicted with diseases by obtaining a thorough perspective of these real human specimens—furnished by donors who bequeathed their remains—standing side by side. Faithfully preserved through a process known as Plastination, the specimens hold poses that enable visitors to observe the complex networks of muscles, tendons, and arteries as used by figure skaters, acrobats, and opera singers. After learning about life-threatening diseases and healthy lifestyle choices, patrons can continue their education at the Science Center's IMAX feature, The Human Body (not included with this deal), or venture outdoors to try to spot a human in its natural habitat.

Science Center of Iowa

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.

Customer Reviews

2891 Ratings

The first person I met was the girl at the desk and she was so helpful and went above and beyond to help us. We mostly enjoyed the IMAX. What a great place.
Melinda K. · September 22, 2016
The gal helped me learn how to get my voucher. She was very kind.
Jane F. · September 18, 2016
Overall just a fun experience. Was neat to see the earth from space.
Ann D. · September 11, 2016
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    Downtown Des Moines

    401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.

    Des Moines, Iowa 50309


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