Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Friday January 26, 2018

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

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  • The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 11:30 AMJohn 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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  • 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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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 1:00 PMWhat 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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  • Snapping Turtle Feeding
  • 1:30 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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  • Seven Wonders
  • 2:30 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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  • Deep Freeze
  • 3:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Get ready for chills and thrills as we showcase awesome demos with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • This brand-new show reveals dark matter's earliest clues, covering the astral choreography of galactic orbits as well as sensitive detectors hidden deep underground in ancient gold mines.

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  • Overnight Adventure: Dozing with Dinos
  • 6:00 PM 
  • Spend a night at the museum, and doze with dinos! The fun begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and concludes at 10:00 am on Saturday.

    • Explore the U.S. premiere traveling exhibit Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family
    • See prehistoric predators come to life on the giant screen with Dinosaurs Alive!
    • Experience hands-on science with dinosaur-themed programming throughout the evening.

    Overnight Adventures are recommended for groups and families with children ages 6-12. One chaperone is required for every six children.

    Cost: $36 per child, $18 per adult (includes overnight admission, a film in the Blank IMAX Dome Theater, a light evening snack and hot breakfast)

    Space is limited. To register, call the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222. Register by January 19.

    Questions? Email us

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