Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Tuesday March 13, 2018

  • Café Scientifique: Cretaceous Coastlines
  • 5:30 PM 
  • The Mississippi may be mighty, but 65-100 million years ago, a shallow sea split North America in half, connecting the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Using 75-million-year-old fossils, Dr. Cory Redman has studied how changes in sea level affected the diversity and distribution of non-marine animals that lived along the seaway. Join us to explore these findings and learn how the fossil record can be used to help study the effects of modern sea-levels rising.

    About Cafe Sci:

    • Events are free to the general public; Coffee, beverages or appetizers are usually available for purchase
    • Many events are held off-site at restaurants, cafes and other venues
    • No scientific background is necessary, just an interest in the topic at hand
    • All ages are welcome but content is geared for adults and young adults
    • Click here for a library of previous Cafe Sci events
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Wednesday March 14, 2018

  • Pi Day
  • 10:00 AM 
  • 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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Thursday March 15, 2018

  • Downward-Facing Dinos
  • 6:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Get ready to roar!

    Join us for Downward-Facing Dinos, a yoga event held in the shadows of dinosaurs at the Science Center of Iowa. Following a 60-minute yoga class with instructor Terri Lynn Reese, attendees can explore the U.S. premiere traveling exhibit “Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family,” and take a guided tour with one of our Dino Docents.

    Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. All ages are welcome! Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    To register, visit, click March 15 on the calendar and select "Downward-Facing Dinos." Registration also is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 222. We do not offer refunds for this class.

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Saturday March 24, 2018

  • Star Party at Ewing Park
  • 8:00 PM 
  • Spring break may be over, but the stars are shining! Join SCI staff and volunteers to get a closer look at our Moon and a variety of celestial bodies.  Have a telescope of your own and don’t know how to use it?  Bring it along to this event and we’ll teach you how to use it during our How to Train Your Telescope workshop at 8:30 PM.

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