Girls in Science

Through our Girls in Science Initiative, the Science Center of Iowa aims to empower and equip girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in order to promote girls’ early engagement in STEM, encourage pursuit of these careers and develop a diverse workforce for the 21st century.

The Girls in Science series will include informal learning opportunities to meet successful women scientists and learn about careers in STEM fields.



  • May 14 – Girls in Science Launch Party, 4:00-6:00 pm
    Join us to celebrate SCI’s Girls in Science Initiative! We’ll announce the 2014-2015 Girls in Science schedule as well as exciting new programs and a partnership that will help our Girls in Science Initiative continue to grow, allowing us to empower and equip more girls in STEM. Bring your friends! Snacks and refreshments provided. No registration required.
    Learn more

  • June 9-13 – SciGirls Summer Camp (Grades 5-6)
    It's a week full of fun science fun just for girls. Learn more
  • June 23-27 – SciGirls Summer Camp (Grades 3-4)
    It's a week full of fun science fun just for girls. Learn more
  • August 4-8 – SciGirls Summer Camp (Grades 5-6)
    It's a week full of fun science fun just for girls. Learn more


  • October 11 – Pajama Party (Ages 8-15)
    Girls ages 8-15 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! Activities will include an IMAX film, pizza dinner, team challenges, hands-on activities and local women from STEM fields sharing their stories and discussing their careers. By the time you go home to bed, you'll be dreaming big about how science can be a part of your future!
    Details and registration coming soon.
  • February 7, 2015 – Girls in Science Festival
    Interested in learning more about what the life of a female STEM scientist is like? Girls and families of all ages are invited to SCI's Girls in Science Festival to explore a vareity of careers in the "STEM Zones" and connect with female role models and mentors.
    Festival is included with SCI general admission. Registration is not needed for admission to the festival.

Questions about SCI's Girls in Science Initiative? Contact us at


SCI's Girls in Science events are made possible by support from: Des Moines University, DuPont Pioneer, Eaton, Flint Hills Resources, ISU's Department of Aerospace Engineering, John Deere, Kemin, Monsanto, Syngenta, UnityPoint Health and Vermeer. 


The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum. Based on the best practices in STEM education for girls, SciGirls’ videos, online resources, hands-on activities and professional development work together to address a singular but powerful goal: to inspire, enable and maximize STEM learning and participation for all girls, encouraging greater interest in these careers.

SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.