Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Sunday November 1, 2015

  • Planetarium Renovation Underway!
  • All DayStar Theater
  • Note to visitors: The Star Theater planetarium is undergoing a renovation and is temporarily closed to the public.

    The newly renovated Star Theater will feature state-of-the-art projection systems and software that will allow us to present an even wider range of programs and events. We apologize for the extended closure, but we are sure you will be impressed with the new system slated to reopen by the end of the year. We’re excited to unveil the new system!

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 12:30 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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  • Zap
  • 1:30 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 2:30 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
  • 3:30 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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Monday November 2, 2015

  • SCI Closed
  • All Day 
  • During SCI's Regular Hours (Labor Day through Memorial Day), the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater is closed on Mondays. This change reflects an effort to better provide the community with enhanced science programming, special events and facility features.

    There will be special occasions where SCI will be open on Mondays due to special holidays. Up-to-date information will be posted online and distributed via social media and e-newsletters.

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Tuesday November 3, 2015

  • Planetarium Renovation Underway!
  • All DayStar Theater
  • Note to visitors: The Star Theater planetarium is undergoing a renovation and is temporarily closed to the public.

    The newly renovated Star Theater will feature state-of-the-art projection systems and software that will allow us to present an even wider range of programs and events. We apologize for the extended closure, but we are sure you will be impressed with the new system slated to reopen by the end of the year. We’re excited to unveil the new system!

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  • Science Storytime
  • 10:30 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:30 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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Wednesday November 4, 2015

  • Planetarium Renovation Underway!
  • All DayStar Theater
  • Note to visitors: The Star Theater planetarium is undergoing a renovation and is temporarily closed to the public.

    The newly renovated Star Theater will feature state-of-the-art projection systems and software that will allow us to present an even wider range of programs and events. We apologize for the extended closure, but we are sure you will be impressed with the new system slated to reopen by the end of the year. We’re excited to unveil the new system!

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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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  • 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.

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  • Snapping Turtle Feeding
  • 2:00 PMWhat on Earth?
  • Have you ever wondered what Snippy the Snapping Turtle eats? Come check out a feeding demonstration of one of SCI’s most ravenous reptiles! The snapping turtle feeding may be too intense for some visitors.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 2:30 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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  • Backyard Adventure
  • 3:30 PMWhat on Earth?
  • Have you ever been curious about collecting? Encounter some amazing treasures from nature and discover what you could find in your very own backyard!

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Thursday November 5, 2015

  • Planetarium Renovation Underway!
  • All DayStar Theater
  • Note to visitors: The Star Theater planetarium is undergoing a renovation and is temporarily closed to the public.

    The newly renovated Star Theater will feature state-of-the-art projection systems and software that will allow us to present an even wider range of programs and events. We apologize for the extended closure, but we are sure you will be impressed with the new system slated to reopen by the end of the year. We’re excited to unveil the new system!

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  • Science Storytime
  • 10:30 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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  • 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.

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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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 3:30 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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Friday November 6, 2015

  • Planetarium Renovation Underway!
  • All DayStar Theater
  • Note to visitors: The Star Theater planetarium is undergoing a renovation and is temporarily closed to the public.

    The newly renovated Star Theater will feature state-of-the-art projection systems and software that will allow us to present an even wider range of programs and events. We apologize for the extended closure, but we are sure you will be impressed with the new system slated to reopen by the end of the year. We’re excited to unveil the new system!

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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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  • 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.

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  • Snapping Turtle Feeding
  • 2:00 PMWhat on Earth?
  • Have you ever wondered what Snippy the Snapping Turtle eats? Come check out a feeding demonstration of one of SCI’s most ravenous reptiles! The snapping turtle feeding may be too intense for some visitors.

  • Category: Program
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  • Backyard Adventure
  • 3:30 PMWhat on Earth?
  • Have you ever been curious about collecting? Encounter some amazing treasures from nature and discover what you could find in your very own backyard!

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  • Back to top

Saturday November 7, 2015

  • Planetarium Renovation Underway!
  • All DayStar Theater
  • Note to visitors: The Star Theater planetarium is undergoing a renovation and is temporarily closed to the public.

    The newly renovated Star Theater will feature state-of-the-art projection systems and software that will allow us to present an even wider range of programs and events. We apologize for the extended closure, but we are sure you will be impressed with the new system slated to reopen by the end of the year. We’re excited to unveil the new system!

  • Category: Program
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  • Science Storytime
  • 10:30 AMWhat on Earth?
  • Specially designed for our youngest visitors! Bring your imagination for fun science stories and try out a related hands-on activity.

  • Category: Program
  • Back to top
  • 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
  • Back to top
  • Meet Stuffee
  • 1:30 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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  • 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 3:30 PMWhat on Earth?
  • 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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