Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Saturday March 4, 2017

  • Star Party at Ewing Park
  • 7:30 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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Friday March 10, 2017

  • 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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Saturday March 11, 2017

  • 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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Sunday March 12, 2017

  • 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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Monday March 13, 2017

  • 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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Tuesday March 14, 2017

  • Pi Day
  • All Day 
  • 3.141592653… Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). It is observed on 3/14, since 3, 1 and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi in decimal form.

    Join us to celebrate with activities, including:

    • “Pie-plosion” – Close out the celebration with an enormous (clean) “pie” explosion at 3:14 PM!

    • Pi Demos – Engage in several different hands on pi themed demonstrations and activities!

    • Length of Pi – Participate in our goal of writing as many digits of pi as possible with a color-coded paper chain
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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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  • Cafe Scientifique - Radioactive Dishes: Art and the Atom
  • 5:30 PM 
  • Location: Gilroy's, 1238 8th St, West Des Moines
    Presenter:
    Peter Shellenberger, artist

    For artist Peter Shellengerber, radiation is his paint. His edgy, surreal photography process begins with radioactive dishware from the ‘30s and ‘40s. (Yep, you read that right.) At that time, the popular Fiestaware dishes featured a red-orange glaze that was made with uranium oxide, the same material used in the atomic bomb. Eighty-some years later, those dishes are still radioactive – and that’s where Shellenberger’s art comes in.

    Join SCI and Peter Shellenberger as we explore the intersection of history, science and art and see his incredible nuclear art.

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Wednesday March 15, 2017

  • 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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Thursday March 16, 2017

  • 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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Friday March 17, 2017

  • 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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Saturday March 18, 2017

  • 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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Sunday March 19, 2017

  • 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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Monday March 20, 2017

  • 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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