Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Monday April 2, 2018

  • Yoga Under the Stars
  • 5:30 PMStar Theater
  • Yoga Under the Stars is a four-week yoga series offered monthly in the Science Center of Iowa's Star Theater planetarium. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

    Single class cost: $10 ($8 for SCI Members)
    Monthly series cost: $35 ($30 for SCI Members)

    To register for a single class, click here, find the class date on the calendar and select "Adult Yoga Classes." Monthly registration is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 322.

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Wednesday April 4, 2018

  • Homeschool Science Workshop: Mechanical Motion
  • 9:40 AMClassrooms
  • Get an inside look into the work of an engineer. Experiment with the four forms of mechanical motion; rotary, linear, reciprocating and oscillating. Build structures that will create a force to cause an object to move in one of these motions. Follow up with a visit to the Ball Wall to see mechanical motion in action.

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Friday April 6, 2018

  • Mixology Night
  • 5:30 PM 
  • Mix. Mingle. Music. Science.

    Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming!

    Admission:
    General admission is $7; free for SCI Members
    A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

    Event Schedule:

    5:30 pm – Cash bar opens

    6:00 pm – Music Begins

    7:00 pm – Live Science Program

    9:00 pm – SCI closes

    Visit sciowa.org/mixology for more details!

    Bands and themes coming soon!

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Monday April 9, 2018

  • Yoga Under the Stars
  • 5:30 PMStar Theater
  • Yoga Under the Stars is a four-week yoga series offered monthly in the Science Center of Iowa's Star Theater planetarium. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

    Single class cost: $10 ($8 for SCI Members)
    Monthly series cost: $35 ($30 for SCI Members)

    To register for a single class, click here, find the class date on the calendar and select "Adult Yoga Classes." Monthly registration is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 322.

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Wednesday April 11, 2018

  • Pint Size Science: Toddler Edition
  • 9:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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  • Pint Size Science
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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Friday April 13, 2018

  • $5 Family Night
  • 5:00 PM 
  • The second Friday of each month from 5:00-8:00 pm, explore SCI with your family with $5 general admission, documentary IMAX films and Food Chain Cafe specials! Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space in one of SCI’s dynamic experience platforms or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8:00 pm! If you need to refuel, enjoy our Food Chain Cafe through 7:30 pm.

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Saturday April 14, 2018

  • Pint Size Science
  • 9:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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  • Pint Size Science
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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Monday April 16, 2018

  • Yoga Under the Stars
  • 5:30 PMStar Theater
  • Yoga Under the Stars is a four-week yoga series offered monthly in the Science Center of Iowa's Star Theater planetarium. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

    Single class cost: $10 ($8 for SCI Members)
    Monthly series cost: $35 ($30 for SCI Members)

    To register for a single class, click here, find the class date on the calendar and select "Adult Yoga Classes." Monthly registration is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 322.

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Wednesday April 18, 2018

  • Homeschool Science Workshop: Fabrication Foundations
  • 9:45 AMClassrooms
  • Get an inside look into the work of a construction manager. Bridges, roads, buildings and homes are created by combining or arranging parts. Fabrication involves making something by art or skill and labor. Build different types of structures using various materials and test them for efficiency. Follow up with using our Imagination Playground.

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Thursday April 19, 2018

  • Family STEM Institute: STEM in the Kitchen
  • 5:30 PM 
  • The Science Center of Iowa’s Family STEM Institute helps parents lead their families in educational learning by incorporating science, technology, engineering and math into their daily lives.

    This month, turn your kitchen into a little laboratory! Use inquiry and investigation techniques to engage your child’s curiosity – from exploring the way appliances work to experimenting with recipes.

    Led by early childhood experts from SCI Preschool, the classes are designed for parents with children ages 0-8, with some activities taking place together and some breakout activities for children and parents.

    For more information, visit: http://www.sciowa.org/familysteminstitute. Register by calling 515-274-6868 ext, 222

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Saturday April 21, 2018

  • Downtown Earth Day Tour
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Join us for Des Moines' annual Downtown Earth Day Tour, a partnership between SCI and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

    Use the trails to walk or bike between locations and participate in an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt. Plan a stop at the Riverwalk Hub to grab a refreshment and learn about river conservation with Iowa Rivers Revival. Each organization will have activities between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

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  • Star Party at Ashton Observatory
  • 8:30 PM 
  • Get out of town to get out of this world! Just a short drive away from Des Moines, this Star Party will be at Des Moines Astronomical Society’s Ashton Observatory in Mingo, IA.

    As the sun sets, the observatory’s true dark sky will be the perfect backdrop for viewing of the Lyrid Meteor Shower. We’re sure to see a stellar show of meteors shooting across the sky, along with our Moon, Venus and Jupiter!

    This event is free and open to the public.

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Monday April 23, 2018

  • Yoga Under the Stars
  • 5:30 PMStar Theater
  • Yoga Under the Stars is a four-week yoga series offered monthly in the Science Center of Iowa's Star Theater planetarium. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

    Single class cost: $10 ($8 for SCI Members)
    Monthly series cost: $35 ($30 for SCI Members)

    To register for a single class, click here, find the class date on the calendar and select "Adult Yoga Classes." Monthly registration is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 322.

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Monday April 30, 2018

  • Yoga Under the Stars
  • 5:30 PMStar Theater
  • Yoga Under the Stars is a four-week yoga series offered monthly in the Science Center of Iowa's Star Theater planetarium. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

    Single class cost: $10 ($8 for SCI Members)
    Monthly series cost: $35 ($30 for SCI Members)

    To register for a single class, click here, find the class date on the calendar and select "Adult Yoga Classes." Monthly registration is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 322.

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