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Your support of SCI helps engage and inspire future generations

The Science Center of Iowa is a non-profit organization with an important mission to engage and inspire Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. Since opening its doors in downtown Des Moines in 2005, SCI has welcomed over 2.5 million participants.

Every day, your investment in SCI helps serve visitors with rich, world-class traveling and permanent exhibits, Central Iowa’s only IMAX dome theater, school visits, outreach presentations to libraries and festivals, summer and winter camps, live programs and demonstrations and overnight adventures. It’s no wonder for the last seven years, SCI has been named the "Best Place to Take Kids" by Cityview.

We also are reaching out to a wide community audience and developing meaningful partnerships and new initiatives that inspire science learners of all ages. 

Your support will help engage and inspire the lifelong learner all of us.

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SCI Brings Learning To Life

Did you know?

  • The Average American spends less than 5% of their lives in a classroom.
  • By the time students reach the 4th grade, one third have lost an interest in science.
  • 85% of working scientists say a museum inspired them to be who they are today.

So where will the creators, the inventors, the explorers of tomorrow come from? With your help, the Science Center of Iowa will continue to inspire the next generation of Iowa scientists by bringing learning to life!

We are grateful to the contributions by Trilix and Red Noise6 in producing this video.

Click below to watch the video!

SCI: Bringing Learning To Life


Thank you for your support of SCI as we strive to engage and inspire.

Reports and Forms:

For questions on your current support to SCI or more information on ways to invest in the future, contact us via email or call SCI's Development Coordinator, Kelly Henry, at (515) 274-6868 ext. 223.

Development Contact

If you would like to learn more about supporting the Science Center of Iowa, please contact:

Dan Raedeker
VP of Community Engagement
: (515) 274-6868 ext.227

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