Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Wednesday April 19, 2017

  • School/Group Traffic: LOW
  • All Day 
  • Note to SCI Visitors: During the spring, SCI sees increased school group attendance, which could impact your visit. Today's school group traffic is expected to be LOW. To avoid these goups, plan your visit later in the day! Schools typcially depart the building by 2:00 pm.

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  • Homeschool Workshop: Sudsy Science
  • 9:45 AM 
  • Bubble Bay in our Small Discoveries exhibit is popular for visitors of all ages. In this month’s workshop, you’ll learn how bubbles maintain their shape as we study the ratio of surface area to volume. We’ll make bubble snakes and mix up the ultimate bubble solution so you can make the best bubbles ever!

    SCI’s Homeschool Science Series invites families of all ages and grade levels to explore science topics by diving deeper into the themes of the exhibits you know and love.

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  • The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
  • 10:30 AMStar Theater
  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Zap
  • 11:30 AMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience! Program and location subject to change.

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  • WHO-HD Live Weather Forecast
  • 12:00 PMWHO-HD Weather Studio
  • Here’s your chance to help a WHO-HD Ch. 13 meteorologist give today’s live forecast as you learn about weather! Program and location subject to change.

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  • Seven Wonders
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond!

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  • Snapping Turtle Feeding
  • 2:00 PMWhat on Earth?
  • Have you ever wondered what Snippy the Snapping Turtle eats? Come check out a feeding demonstration of one of SCI’s most ravenous reptiles! The snapping turtle feeding may be too intense for some visitors.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 2:30 PMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 3:30 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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