Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Tuesday October 10, 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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  • Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family
  • All Day 
  • If you think you know T. rex... think again!

    Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family explores the 100-million-year history of these diverse dinosaurs and their lasting impact on our planet. Fossils, cast skeletons, interactive exhibit components, immersive activities and a hands-on dig pit offer visitors a look at some of the greatest discoveries in paleontology.

    Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family was developed by the Australian Museum and is toured internationally by Flying Fish. Locally, the Presenting Sponsor is EMC Insurance and Exhibit Partner is Nationwide.

    SCI will host the exhibition through April 22, 2018. Details at www.sciowa.org/dinosaurs

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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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:00 AMWhat 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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  • Cretaceous Conversations
  • 11:30 AMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join SCI Programs Presenters and Special Guest: Rufio the Struthiomimus to discover what it means to be a dinosaur!

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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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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 1:30 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Zap
  • 2:30 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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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 3:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • 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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  • Cafe Scientifique
  • 5:30 PM 
  • On the second Tuesday of the month, SCI invites the community to join the conversation over cocktails and coffee! Café Scientifique features cutting edge, adult-oriented science forums with leaders in science and technology.

    Presentations are FREE for all ages. No prior subject knowledge is necessary to attend - just an interest in the topic at hand! For more information, visit www.sciowa.org/cafesci.

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  • Café Scientifique: Old Bones, New Discoveries
  • 5:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Join Dr. Sarah Warning, assistant professor at Des Moines University, as she discusses how paleontologists use fossils to understand the lives of dinosaurs.

    By examining fossils, paleontologists are able to determine how long a dinosaur lived, how fast they grew up, how big they were and how they moved. Learn the process of how we know what we know about dinosaurs.

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