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 Sun is 330,330 times larger than Earth.
On Uranus, each pole gets around 42 years of continuous sunlight, followed by 42 years of darkness.
Wolf pups are born deaf and blind while weighing around 0.5 kg (1 lb). It takes about 8 months before they are old enough to actively join in wolf pack hunts.
Every second, the Sun pumps more than a million tons of material into the space through the solar wind (electrically charged particles.)
An Octopus has three hearts.
The average ocean floor is about 3,600 meters deep (12000ft).
Your blood vessels, if laid end to end, would encircle the globe twice over.
The human brain is approximately 75% water.
A fish never closes its eyes.
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