Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Saturday November 24, 2012

  • Pint Size Science
  • 10:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 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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  • Star Theater Spectacular
  • 11:30 AMStar 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 12:00 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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  • 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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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 1:30 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
  • 3:00 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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  • Zap
  • 4:00 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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  • Deep Freeze
  • 5:00 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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  • Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event
  • 5:00 PM 
  • Experience the Kick-Off-The-Holidays Effect at SCI! Join us at the Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event from 5:00 - 8:00 pm for:

    • FREE general admission including SCI's traveling exhibits - RACE: Are We So Different? and Geometry Playground
    • Holiday-themed live science programming and cart demonstrations
    • An electrifying tree lighting
    • Ornament decorating
    • A visit from Santa Claus
    • Cocoa and cookie decorating
    • Holiday fireworks

    Plus $5 admission to The Polar Express in IMAX! You and your family won't want to miss this fantastic event!

    SCI’s Spirit of the Season holiday events are presented by Nationwide.

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  • Fire Works
  • 6:00 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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