Annual Fundraising Event & Auction

Support Lifelong Learning — Support SCI!

One of the premier fundraising events in Des Moines, the SCI Annual Fundraising Event & Auction invites members of the community to eat, drink, dance and network. 

With funds raised, SCI provides vast opportunities for more than 320,000 children, teens and adults to engage in science learning through interactive exhibits, live programming, IMAX films, special events, workshops and camps at SCI each year.

SCI's 2017 Annual Fundraising Event & Auction

Friday, August 25, 2017
6:30-11:30 pm

$125 per ticket
$75 ages 35 and under

Tickets still available at the door!

2017 Event Chairs

Kate and Ben Bruns

Event Schedule

The Silent Auction opens as soon as you arrive! While you browse and bid, grab a signature cocktail or Moscow Mule at one of the many hosted bars, indulge in delicious cuisine and explore SCI's hands-on exhibits and live science demos. The Live Auction begins at 8:00 pm with dessert, drinks and dancing to follow!

Annual Event Image Gallery

Live & Silent Auction

SCI's Live and Silent Auctions feature hundreds of packages that make this the must-attend event in Des Moines!

New this year: Mobile bidding! Charge your phones before you arrive... This year's silent auction will feature mobile bidding! Easily make bids and track packages using your smartphone or tablet - and find out as soon as the auction closes which packages you've won!

Preview Auction Items

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Elemental Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors