Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Monday October 1, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 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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  • 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! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Meet Stuffee: Germs Edition
  • 2:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Diagnose why our large, soft sculpture doll isn't feeling well by investigating the world of germs.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Star Theater Spectacular
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • See eye-popping space demos and other fun Star Theater features for an experience that’s out of this world!

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Tuesday October 2, 2012

  • Meet Stuffee: Germs Edition
  • 10:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Diagnose why our large, soft sculpture doll isn't feeling well by investigating the world of germs.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 11:30 AMStar 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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  • 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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  • Deep Freeze
  • 2:00 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 3:00 PMFounders 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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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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Wednesday October 3, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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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! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Deep Freeze
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • 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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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 2:00 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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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. 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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Thursday October 4, 2012

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 10:30 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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  • Zap
  • 11:30 AMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

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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! 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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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 1:30 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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  • Journey to Mars
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Join us on a voyage to Mars! See what the red planet looks like up close and learn how it got that way. Discover how we are constantly learning more about Mars with the help of robotic probes and rovers. We also will get you up to date on the latest from NASA's Curiosity rover which landed on Mars on August 6, 2012! 

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  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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Friday October 5, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • 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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  • 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! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Science of the Circus featuring Ringling Bros.
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • They fly through the air with the greatest of ease - but what's the science involved in the flying trapeze?

    Join Ringling Bros. clown, D.J. Dean Kelley and international performers from the show for a special performance at SCI. Learn the science of the circus from the cast who perform these amazing, death-defying acts at each event.

    • Hear about the physics behind the gripping, high-speed Motorcycle Wheel act and meet one of the few female globe riders in the world!
    • See the dynamic husband and wife team "Duo Fusion" showcasing their talent of hand balancing.
    • Learn more about the art of balancing from D.J. Dean and try it out yourself

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present Barnum Bash is at Wells Fargo Arena October 4 - 7, 2012.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 2:00 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 3:00 PMFounders 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 4:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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Saturday October 6, 2012

  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Fire Works
  • 1:00 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 2:00 PMFounders 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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  • The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Star Theater Spectacular
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • See eye-popping space demos and other fun Star Theater features for an experience that’s out of this world!

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Sunday October 7, 2012

  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 12:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • 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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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 1:30 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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  • Fire Works
  • 2:30 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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  • Zap
  • 3:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

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Monday October 8, 2012

  • Pint Size Science - Healthy Me
  • 9:30 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers ages 3 to 5 and their families! This interactive classroom experience allows young explorers to discover the world around them through fun, hands on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver.

    January 1 & 25 - Healthy Me - What can we do to help our bodies stay healthy? Find out all about eating right, staying active and using healthy habits. Become an astronaut trainee for the day as we stretch, balance, run and jump while we hear from real astronauts what it takes to go up in space! Staying fit can be fun as you "Train Like an Astronaut!"


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $8 SCI Members / $12 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • Journey to Mars
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • Join us on a voyage to Mars! See what the red planet looks like up close and learn how it got that way. Discover how we are constantly learning more about Mars with the help of robotic probes and rovers. We also will get you up to date on the latest from NASA's Curiosity rover which landed on Mars on August 6, 2012! 

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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! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Deep Freeze
  • 2:00 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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Tuesday October 9, 2012

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 10:30 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 2:00 PMFounders 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Journey to Mars
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Join us on a voyage to Mars! See what the red planet looks like up close and learn how it got that way. Discover how we are constantly learning more about Mars with the help of robotic probes and rovers. We also will get you up to date on the latest from NASA's Curiosity rover which landed on Mars on August 6, 2012! 

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Wednesday October 10, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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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! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Journey to Mars
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Join us on a voyage to Mars! See what the red planet looks like up close and learn how it got that way. Discover how we are constantly learning more about Mars with the help of robotic probes and rovers. We also will get you up to date on the latest from NASA's Curiosity rover which landed on Mars on August 6, 2012! 

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 2:00 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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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. 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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Thursday October 11, 2012

  • 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. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 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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  • 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! 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 2:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 3:00 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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  • 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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  • Special Cafe Scientifique with Peggy Whitson
  • 6:00 PMPrincipal Hall
  • Join us on Thursday, October 11 for a special Cafe Sci presentation featuring pioneering NASA astronaut (and Iowa native), Dr. Peggy Whitson!

    Dr. Peggy Whitson was born and raised near Mt. Ayr, Iowa. She completed two six-month tours of duty aboard the International Space Station and was the first female commander of the orbiting science laboratory. She has accumulated 377 days in space, the most for any woman. Whitson also has performed a total of six career spacewalks, and her total of 39 hours and 46 minutes of EVA (Extravehicular Activity) is more than any other woman.

    A longtime advocate for SCI, Whitson showed her support by flying the SCI flag during her Expedition 16 mission to the International Space Station in 2007.

    Be a part of the worldwide movement! Café Sci features cutting edge, adult-oriented science forums with leaders in science and technology. Grab a drink and join in the discussion.

    Presentation is free for all ages. No prior subject knowledge is necessary to attend Café Sci - just an interest in the topic at hand!

    RSVP strongly encouraged at cafesci@sciowa.org.


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Friday October 12, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 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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  • 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! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Deep Freeze
  • 2:00 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  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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  • Family Night
  • 5:00 PM 
  • The second Friday of the month is dedicated to families! Experience special exhibitionA T. rex Named Sue and explore SCI with extended hours until 8:00 pm!

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  • Members Only Family Workshop: Glow-in-the-Dark Science
  • 6:30 PMClassrooms
  • Ever wonder what makes a glow stick glow? Or why those plastic stars on your ceiling light up at night? In this month’s workshop, you will see and perform amazing and ghostly glow in the dark experiments and even learn how to make your very own glow in the dark substances! Learn the science behind glowing bubbles, glowing slime & more!

    Space is limited and reservations are required. 
    Click here to register your family online.

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Saturday October 13, 2012

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 10:30 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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  • Astronomy Day
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Join us to celebrate the quest to learn more about the cosmos! Saturday, October 13 we will celebrate Astronomy Day with activities and special presentations throughout the day!

    Event Schedule:

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Astronomy Day Fair
    Upper Oculus

    • Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS)
    • ISU Astrophysics Department
    • ISU Team LunaCY
    • Ida County (students sent experiment into space)

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Train Like An Astronaut
    Special guest: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson
    Founders Hall

    12:00 - 12:30 pm: Telescope 101
    Presenter: Doug Rudd, DMAS
    Star Theater

    1:00 - 2:00 pm: Scientist in Residence Keynote Talk
    Special guest: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson
    Founders Hall

    2:00 - 2:30 pm: Peggy Whitson Meet & Greet
    Founders Hall

    3:00 - 3:30 pm: Iowa Skies Tonight
    Presenter: Herb Schwartz, Drake Observatory
    Star Theater

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  • Telescope 101 with DMAS
  • 12:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Do you own a telescope but are unsure as to how to use it? Or maybe you are just interested in learning how telescopes work. Join Doug Rudd from the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS) for Telescope 101 to get a lesson on the basics of telescope operation.

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  • Scientist in Residence Keynote Talk
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Join us to hear how Peggy Whitson went from Iowa farmgirl to pioneering NASA astronaut. Learn about her experience as a female astronaut, her career at NASA and how her Iowa upbringing helped get her there. Following the presentation, Whitson will be available for questions and to sign autographs.

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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight with Drake Observatory
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program with special guest, Herb Schwartz from the Drake Observatory.

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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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Sunday October 14, 2012

  • Deep Freeze
  • 12:30 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
  • 1:30 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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  • Fire Works
  • 2:30 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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  • Zap
  • 3:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

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Monday October 15, 2012

  • Meet Stuffee
  • 9:30 AMFounders 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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  • Storytime Under the Stars: Health Edition
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads a health-themed book under the starry skies.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • First Alert Storm School, WHO-HD Channel 13
  • 12:00 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 12:30 PMFounders 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 1:00 PMFounders 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
  • 2:00 PMStar 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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  • SciGirls Videos
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join the SciGirls as they look to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them  using science, technology, engineering and math! SciGirls is a PBS show that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each episode is 30 minutes.

    The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum.  SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.

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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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Tuesday October 16, 2012

  • Meet Stuffee
  • 10:30 AMFounders 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Pint Size Science - Healthy Me
  • 1:00 PM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers ages 3 to 5 and their families! This interactive classroom experience allows young explorers to discover the world around them through fun, hands on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver.

    January 1 & 25 - Healthy Me - What can we do to help our bodies stay healthy? Find out all about eating right, staying active and using healthy habits. Become an astronaut trainee for the day as we stretch, balance, run and jump while we hear from real astronauts what it takes to go up in space! Staying fit can be fun as you "Train Like an Astronaut!"


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $8 SCI Members / $12 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

  • Category: Classes & Workshops
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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 4:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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Wednesday October 17, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars: Health Edition
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads a health-themed book under the starry skies.

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • SciGirls Videos
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join the SciGirls as they look to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them  using science, technology, engineering and math! SciGirls is a PBS show that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each episode is 30 minutes.

    The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum.  SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.

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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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Thursday October 18, 2012

  • Meet Stuffee
  • 10:30 AMFounders 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Zap
  • 11:30 AMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Deep Freeze
  • 2:00 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • SciGirls Videos
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join the SciGirls as they look to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them  using science, technology, engineering and math! SciGirls is a PBS show that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each episode is 30 minutes.

    The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum.  SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.

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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.

  • Category: Program
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Friday October 19, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars: Health Edition
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads a health-themed book under the starry skies.

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 11:30 AMFounders 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.

  • Category: Program
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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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • SciGirls Videos
  • 2:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join the SciGirls as they look to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them  using science, technology, engineering and math! SciGirls is a PBS show that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each episode is 30 minutes.

    The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum.  SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.

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  • Fire Works
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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Saturday October 20, 2012

  • Pint Size Science - Healthy Me
  • 10:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers ages 3 to 5 and their families! This interactive classroom experience allows young explorers to discover the world around them through fun, hands on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver.

    January 1 & 25 - Healthy Me - What can we do to help our bodies stay healthy? Find out all about eating right, staying active and using healthy habits. Become an astronaut trainee for the day as we stretch, balance, run and jump while we hear from real astronauts what it takes to go up in space! Staying fit can be fun as you "Train Like an Astronaut!"


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $8 SCI Members / $12 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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  • Meet Stuffee: Germs Edition
  • 10:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Diagnose why our large, soft sculpture doll isn't feeling well by investigating the world of germs.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • SciGirls Videos
  • 11:30 AMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join the SciGirls as they look to find answers to their questions and understand the world around them  using science, technology, engineering and math! SciGirls is a PBS show that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each episode is 30 minutes.

    The Science Center of Iowa is an official SciGirls® museum.  SciGirls is produced for PBS by National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by ExxonMobil.

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  • Train Like An Astronaut
  • 1:00 PMPrincipal Hall
  • Do you have what it takes to endure the challenges of space? Astronauts have to be in top physical condition to work in extreme conditions. Join SCI staff to “Train Like an Astronaut” and learn what it takes to fly into outer space. Lace up your gym shoes and get your heart pumping -- learn about the physical fitness, proper nutrition and problem-solving skills that it takes to be the next Neil Armstrong or Clayton Anderson!


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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 3:00 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Star Party at Ewing Park
  • 7:30 PM 
  • Location: Ewing Park, 5300 Indianola Road, Des Moines

    Join SCI staff at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public.

    This event is held in partnership with the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

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Sunday October 21, 2012

  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 12:30 PMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 1:30 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Fire Works
  • 2:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Deep Freeze
  • 3:30 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.

  • Category: Program
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Monday October 22, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

  • Category: Program
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  • Journey to Mars
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • Join us on a voyage to Mars! See what the red planet looks like up close and learn how it got that way. Discover how we are constantly learning more about Mars with the help of robotic probes and rovers. We also will get you up to date on the latest from NASA's Curiosity rover which landed on Mars on August 6, 2012! 

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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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Meet Stuffee: Germs Edition
  • 2:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Diagnose why our large, soft sculpture doll isn't feeling well by investigating the world of germs.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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Tuesday October 23, 2012

  • Meet Stuffee
  • 10:30 AMFounders 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
  • Back to top
  • 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 4:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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Wednesday October 24, 2012

  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 10:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Deep Freeze
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Get ready for chills and thrills as we showcase awesome demos with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
  • Back to top
  • 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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 1:00 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Zap
  • 2:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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Thursday October 25, 2012

  • 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. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 2:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 3:00 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.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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Friday October 26, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Fire and Ice
  • 2:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Get ready to have a blast as we experiment with cold chemistry and fiery explosions!  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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Saturday October 27, 2012

  • Spooky Science
  • All Day 
  • Hair-raising experiments, bubbling potions and visual illusions abound during Spooky Science at the Science Center of Iowa! Dust the cobwebs off of your costume and join us on October 28 to trick-or-treat your way throughout the building and experience themed programming!

    Spooky Science activities include:

    • A costume contest, featuring discounted admission for all dressed-up guests
    • A meet-and-greet with SCI’s own creepy crawly critters
    • Live experiments that fizz, bubble and ooze
    • "Spookified" live programming
    • Trick-or-treating around SCI, featuring candy and other giveaways
    • Mad science experiments with ISU Chemistry Community Learning
    • Spooky specimens provided by Des Moines University medical students

    Spooky Science activities are included with general admission to SCI; always free for members!

     

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  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Deep Freeze
  • 1:00 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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  • Glow in the Dark Science
  • 2:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Witness ghostly glow in the dark experiments and even learn how to make your very own glow in the dark substances in this Spooky Science exclusive science presentation! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Bump in the Night
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • Join a nighttime adventure in the Star Theater that uncovers what is behind the things that go bump in the night. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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Sunday October 28, 2012

  • Deep Freeze
  • 12:30 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Star Theater Spectacular
  • 1:30 PMStar Theater
  • See eye-popping space demos and other fun Star Theater features for an experience that’s out of this world!

  • Category: Program
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  • Fire Works
  • 2:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Zap
  • 3:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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Monday October 29, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

  • Category: Program
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  • Deep Freeze
  • 11:30 AMJohn 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Zap
  • 2:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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Tuesday October 30, 2012

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 10:30 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 4:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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Wednesday October 31, 2012

  • Storytime Under the Stars
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.

  • Category: Program
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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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! Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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  • Journey to Mars
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Join us on a voyage to Mars! See what the red planet looks like up close and learn how it got that way. Discover how we are constantly learning more about Mars with the help of robotic probes and rovers. We also will get you up to date on the latest from NASA's Curiosity rover which landed on Mars on August 6, 2012! 

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 2:00 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.

  • Category: Program
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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • Category: Program
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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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