About SCI

The Science Center of Iowa is located in Downtown Des Moines

Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

Experience the Science-Surrounds-Us-All Actuality at this 110,000 square-foot creative lifelong learning center in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.  By placing the power of learning in the hands of the visitor with interactive experiences for all ages, the emphasis at SCI is less on what to learn and more on how to learn.

Read more about us using the links to the right, or explore our interactive map including:

  • Themed exhibit spaces called experience platforms
  • Live programs and demonstrations by the SCI Team
  • 50-ft domed digital planetarium called the Star Theater
  • 216-seat, six-story Blank IMAX Dome Theater
  • The Food Chain Cafe for lunch or snacks to refuel
  • A-ha! Gift Store for gizmos and gadgets of all sorts
  • SCI's renowned, NAEYC-Accredited Preschool
  • Bright, unique spaces for rent to host your event at SCI

Donation Requests

SCI supports other nonprofit groups in Iowa through donations of tickets to qualified organizations for fundraising purposes. Please look at these guidelines to determine if your organization is eligible. Then, fill out a donation request form and submit to info@sciowa.org.

SCI Leadership

SCI's team is passionate about inspiring lifelong learning through STEM interaction. Find contacts here for our internal leaders and Board of Directors.