Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Tuesday June 5, 2012

  • Science Storytime
  • 9:30 AMWhat on Earth?
  • Specially designed for our youngest visitors! Bring your imagination for fun science stories and try out a related hands-on activity.

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 10:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • Observe wonders of the night sky around the world with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend Hu Hu Zhu from China. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • First Alert Storm School, WHO-HD Channel 13
  • 1:00 PMWHO-HD Weather Studio
  • Experiment with a Channel 13 meteorologist to learn the whys behind our weather. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Fire Works
  • 2:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 2:30 PMFounders Hall
  • Young visitors can explore how the human body works with a large, soft sculpture doll.  This program and location is subject to change. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Deep Freeze
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Get ready for chills and thrills as we showcase awesome demos with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Transit of Venus
  • 5:00 PM 
  • Location: State Capitol Complex near the “Shattering Silence” sculpture.

    Join staff from SCI and the Des Moines Astronomical Society to view a transit of Venus, an astronomical phenomenon that won't happen again for another 105 years! SCI will have telescopes with solar filters for you to safely view the transit. The transit will begin around 5:00 pm and last until approximately 8:45 pm.


    What is a transit of Venus?
    A transit of Venus occurs when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, causing Venus to become visible against a small portion of the solar disk. During such a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.

    You won't want to miss this event - the last transit of Venus occurred on June 8, 2004, the next one will not happen until December 11, 2117!

    This event is in partnership with the Des Moines Astronomical Society.

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