Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Thursday March 31, 2016

  • Tough Talk on the Data of Race
  • 7:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Forum discussion: 7:00-9:00 pm
    Exhibit open for discounted rate: 6:00-7:00 pm

    Join us for a quality discussion on the data of race as we tackle issues that are addressed both in the RACE exhibit and in this new series of public forums. Hear from an expert from the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. (Jens Manuel Krogstad Ortiz) and other partners. Come ready to dive into some of the latest racial data and for open, honest conversation with your fellow Iowans. 

    The free forum begins at 7:00 pm, and the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will be open and available to view for a special discounted rate ($9) prior to the forum. Please allow at least an hour. Heavy hors d'oeuvres also will be served between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.

    This event is a collaboration between The Des Moines Register and Drake University.

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Friday April 1, 2016

  • Mixology Night: Lie, Cheat & Steal
  • 5:30 PM 
  • Mix. Mingle. Music. Science.

    Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids.

    • Live music: Ade & the Soul Brothers

    General admission is $5; FREE for SCI Members!

    A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

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Saturday April 2, 2016

  • Star Party at Ewing Park (OLD)
  • 8:00 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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