Current Member Resources

Thank you for being a member of SCI!

Welcome! Thank you for supporting the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater's mission to engage and inspire Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. Now that you're a member, remember to take advantage of SCI's hands-on exhibits, live programs, engaging films, outreach programming, traveling exhibitions, camps, classes and other fun and educational experiences!

  • First Fridays = Mixology Night (21+ event): Experience SCI without the kids! This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming!

  • Second Fridays = $5 Family Night & Members-Only Workshops: The second Friday of each month is designed to give families extra time to explore SCI. Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8:00 pm! SCI Members get an extra bonus with exclusive activities, programming and members-only workshops! Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required.

SCI Member Discounts

Don't forget to use the discounts you receive at SCI with your membership:

  • FREE unlimited daily admission
  • FREE monthly family workshops
  • 15% discount on IMAX films
  • 10% discount at the A-ha! Store
  • 10% discount in the Food Chain Cafe
  • Discounts on camps, birthday parties and special programs at SCI
  • Discounts on guest admissions

Community Partner Offers

The benefits of SCI membership continue beyond our building to local community partners. Check out these discounts and special offers:

  • Spaghetti Works: Show your SCI membership card anytime at Spaghetti Works in Downtown Des Moines to receive 20% off your bill for up to 6 people.


Policies of Membership

  • SCI, Combo and Tri memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. All are valid for one year and expire on the last day of the month your purchase was made.
  • SCI recognizes the Association of Science and Technology Centers' Passport Program residency restrictions with regard to reciprocal membership. To receive free or discounted admission to other science centers nationwide, you must live more than 90 miles away from the science center or museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply. Contact SCI's membership department with questions.
  • The Science Center of Iowa reserves the right to terminate or deny membership at any time. Cause for termination can include showing disrespectful behavior towards the exhibits, staff or guests of the science center; inappropriate conduct, including, but not limited to, conduct that is disruptive, abusive or violent; or for failing to comply with membership terms and conditions or abusing privileges.