Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Wednesday February 15, 2017

  • School/Group Traffic: MODERATE
  • All Day 
  • Note to SCI Visitors: During the spring, SCI sees increased school group attendance, which could impact your visit. Today's school group traffic is expected to be MODERATE. To avoid these goups, plan your visit later in the day! Schools typcially depart the building by 2:00 pm.

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  • Homeschool Workshop: Ecosystem Exploration
  • 9:45 AM 
  • Discover the amazing diversity in animal habitats and create your own in this workshop inspired by our What On Earth? exhibit. You’ll learn about the different environments Iowa’s amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals call home. Then, create a mini-ecosystem of your own with a DIY take-home terrarium and design a journal where you can record data and observe life in your terrarium.

    SCI’s Homeschool Science Series invites families of all ages and grade levels to explore science topics by diving deeper into the themes of the exhibits you know and love.

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  • Seven Wonders
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond!

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  • Flight Adventures
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • A young girl and her grandfather come together to achieve sky-high dreams in this multi-media planetarium show about the science of aeronautics!

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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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  • 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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