Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Wednesday July 30, 2014

  • Make@SCI
  • All Day 
  • Make@SCI is much more than an exhibit... It's a movement. It's about using familiar objects in unfamiliar ways... Creating. Experimenting. Tinkering. Along with a Makers Studio that will be a permanent presence on the Main Level floor, two Makers Corps members will lead workshops, projects and special events throughout the summer. Every two weeks will focus on one aspect of Making - from manipulating nature to programming, robotics, music, animation and even hacking. Join us to learn what it means to be a Maker this summer at SCI. Learn more at www.sciowa.org/make

    See daily schedule for details on programs and workshops.

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  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 9:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club.

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  • Guest Makers: Grin City Collective
  • 11:00 AMFounders Hall
  • Join SCI's guest makers from Grin City Collective in the Maker Studio as they demonstrate interactive works featuring information theory, cryptography, biofeedback and microscopy.

    Learn more about Grin City.

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  • Bump in the Night
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • Join a nighttime adventure in the Star Theater that uncovers what is behind the things that go bump in the night.

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  • WHO-HD Live Weather Forecast
  • 12:00 PMWHO-HD Weather Studio
  • Here’s your chance to help a WHO-HD Ch. 13 meteorologist give today’s live forecast as you learn about weather! Subject to change due to severe weather or technical difficulties.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.

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  • Meet the Makers - Extended Activities
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Each Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00-3:00 pm, meet the Makers-In-Residence and try your hand at extended Making activities based on these themes:

    • May 31–June 7: Make Something — An Introduction to Making
    • June 821: Playing with Phenomena
    • June 22July 5: Electromechanical Creations
    • July 619: Action-Reaction
    • July 20August 2: Hack-Deconstruct
    • August 316: Robotics & Coding
    • August 1730: Synthesizing Sound
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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 2:30 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program.

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  • Back To The Moon For Good
  • 3:30 PMStar Theater
  • Discover how international teams are attempting to be the first to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon as they compete for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

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  • Wednesday Workshop: Deconstruct & Reinvent
  • 5:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Calling all young Makers! Each Wednesday in July from 5:00-7:00 pm, we're hosting drop-in workshops for students ages 12-18. Each workshop has a materials fee of just $10, or $5 for SCI Members.

    In this workshop, we will take apart different objects and redefine their purpose.

    Register online at www.sciowa.org/buytickets or call 515-274-6868 ext. 222

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