Learning Resources

Explore SCI before and after you visit with these fun resources for learners of all ages!

Experience SCI at Home

Science In 60 Seconds

Make oobleck with the SCI Team in this 1-minute YouTube video

Make slime with the SCI Team in this 1-minute YouTube video

Kitchen Chemistry

Make everything from slime to bubbles with these fun experiments you can do in your own kitchen!

Astronomy at Home

Here is a helpful way to explore the night sky from your own backyard. View monthly sky maps from www.skymaps.com.

Experience "Iowa Skies Tonight" in SCI's iconic Star Theater planetarium! View video

In the Kitchen

If you enjoy pretend cooking in the Small Discoveries market and kitchen, you'll love these fresh and healthy Fareway recipes you can make at home!

Fruit Salad Science

DNA Extraction

Learn how to extract DNA from peas!

'Black Holes' Visitor Resources

Explore these misunderstood wonders in Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, showing in SCI's Star Theater.

The Zula Patrol® Visitor Resources

Your favorite TV aliens star in The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather, showing daily in SCI's Star Theater.

Educator Resources

The Zula Patrol® Educator Resources

Grades PreK - 2 learn about interplanetary weather in planetarium show The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather.

'Black Holes' Educator Resources

Grades 7 - 12  learn the science behind the dark in planetarium show Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.

Mysteries of the Unseen World Educator Resources

Grades 3 - 12 activities and resources for SCI's latest IMAX film, Mysteries of the Unseen World.