Science Center of Iowa

Downtown Des Moines

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 5,000 bought

In a Nutshell

Interactive exhibits include rocket building, space exploration, with recent additions of the Eureka! Lab and renovated Small Discoveries

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for IMAX events. Not valid with memberships or for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it's also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for two general-admission tickets (up to $22 value)
  • $20 for a family package for general admission for two adults and two children (up to $36 value)

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

It was a fun and inexpensive day thanks to the 2 for 1 groupon. My 2 yr old granddaughter had a wonderful time!
Kathleen D. · September 29, 2014
Good place take the kids ever year. I think they could change kids activities more often.
Chad G. · September 28, 2014
Great family day!
Brian H. · September 28, 2014

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.