Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Saturday December 14, 2013

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • 8:00 AMThe Food Chain Cafe
  • ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Breakfast with Santa is a yearly tradition at SCI that brings families and friends together for food, fun, science and Santa!

    • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style catered meal in the Food Chain Café, decked out especially for the season
    • Snap a picture with Santa and share your wish list
    • Experience a journey on The Polar Express on Central Iowa’s only six-story IMAX dome screen
    • Explore SCI, see science demonstrations, live programs... and more!

    Reservations required. Tickets on sales soon!

    SCI’s Spirit of the Season holiday events are presented by Nationwide Insurance.

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  • Star Theater Spectacular
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • See eye-popping space demos and other fun Star Theater features for an experience that’s out of this world!

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  • Dawn of the Space Age
  • 11:30 AMStar Theater
  • Travel through time to witness the Space Race between the USA and USSR, and see the status of space travel today. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 1:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Experience one of the most mysterious – and misunderstood – wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Engineering for Exploration
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Explorers must use innovative techniques and tools to meet the challenges of Earth exploration.  And as humans explore the Earth, we discover that our eco-zones are full of amazing examples of natural engineering.  In this program, discover the scientific principles that explain some of the engineering we see in nature and in the exploration of nature! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 4:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Polar and PJs
  • 6:00 PMStar Theater
  • Great for families and young children, Polar and PJs is an opportunity to see The Polar Express in the Star Theater for just $5!

    Register online today or call the SCI Sales Office at (515) 274-6868 ext. 222.

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