Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

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: 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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