Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Monday March 20, 2017

  • School Group Traffic: LOW
  • 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 LOW. To avoid these goups, plan your visit later in the day! Schools typcially depart the building by 2:00 pm.

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  • Sounds Like Spring Break
  • All Day 
  • Become a sound scientist this spring break at SCI!

    Learn by listening March 10-20 at “Sounds Like Spring Break,” as we explore how sound is made in natural and manmade environments.

    Explore the biological origins of sound in SCI’s latest traveling exhibit, Wild Music, and catch the interactive planetarium program Global Soundscapes to learn how sound is helping us understand our changing world. For the grand finale, make your own upcycled instrument, and show off your unique melodies during our daily musical parade!

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  • Flight Adventures
  • 10:30 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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  • NEW! Global Soundscapes
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • What do vibrations look like in slow motion? How do animals use sound to survive? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet? Join a team of soundscape ecologists to hear the Earth in a whole new way in this full dome interactive presentation!

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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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  • Seven Wonders
  • 1:00 PMStar 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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  • 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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  • Upcycled Instrument Parade!
  • 3:00 PMFounders Hall
  • For the grand finale, meet in Founders Hall, and show off your unique melodies from your upcycled instrument during our daily musical parade at 3PM!

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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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