See what's in store for your SCI experience.
Make new discoveries with each visit.
Engage in lifelong learning through SCI's fun ties to
formal education for all ages!
Experience the Learning-Beyond-Books Logic
Get involved with SCI to visit, volunteer, contribute and belong!
Experience the Always-More-To-Explore Outcome.
Become a Member
Connect with SCI's creative lifelong learning center in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.
Experience the Science-Surrounds-Us-All Actuality.
From larger-than-life documentaries to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, experience the big picture in SCI's Blank IMAX Dome Theater.
Showtimes & Tickets
Visit SCIfor interactive exhibits, live science programs, planetarium shows and IMAX films!
IMAX Showtimes & Tickets
The star Alpha Herculis is so big that 25 of our entire solar system would have to be placed end to end to equal the star's diameter.
The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.
A neutron star has such density that a teaspoonful of its matter would weigh more than all the people on Earth.
Tiger cubs leave their mother when they are around 2 years of age.
Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!
A pup (baby shark) is born ready to take care of itself. The mother shark leaves the pup to fend for itself and the pup usually makes a fast get away before the mother tries to eat it!
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over 1 million descendents.
If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.
Hummingbirds can't walk.
Voyager 1 spacecraft is the farthest human-made object in the universe.
2014 Science Center of Iowa | 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway | Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 274-6868. All rights reserved. Trademark usage