Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Tuesday March 13, 2018

  • Café Scientifique: Cretaceous Coastlines
  • 5:30 PM 
  • The Mississippi may be mighty, but 65-100 million years ago, a shallow sea split North America in half, connecting the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Using 75-million-year-old fossils, Dr. Cory Redman has studied how changes in sea level affected the diversity and distribution of non-marine animals that lived along the seaway. Join us to explore these findings and learn how the fossil record can be used to help study the effects of modern sea-levels rising.

    About Cafe Sci:

    • Events are free to the general public; Coffee, beverages or appetizers are usually available for purchase
    • Many events are held off-site at restaurants, cafes and other venues
    • No scientific background is necessary, just an interest in the topic at hand
    • All ages are welcome but content is geared for adults and young adults
    • Click here for a library of previous Cafe Sci events
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Wednesday March 14, 2018

  • Pi Day
  • 10:00 AM 
  • 3.141592653… Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). It is observed on 3/14, since 3, 1 and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi in decimal form.

    Join us to celebrate with activities, including:

    • “Pie-plosion” – Close out the celebration with an enormous (clean) “pie” explosion at 3:14 PM!

    • Pi Demos – Engage in several different hands on pi themed demonstrations and activities!

    • Length of Pi – Participate in our goal of writing as many digits of pi as possible with a color-coded paper chain
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Thursday March 15, 2018

  • Downward-Facing Dinos
  • 6:00 PMFounders Hall
  • Get ready to roar!

    Join us for Downward-Facing Dinos, a yoga event held in the shadows of dinosaurs at the Science Center of Iowa. Following a 60-minute yoga class with instructor Terri Lynn Reese, attendees can explore the U.S. premiere traveling exhibit “Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family,” and take a guided tour with one of our Dino Docents.

    Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. All ages are welcome! Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    To register, visit, click March 15 on the calendar and select "Downward-Facing Dinos." Registration also is available by phone at 515-274-6868 ext. 222. We do not offer refunds for this class.

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