School Visits to SCI
Hands-on exhibits in themed experience platforms, larger-than-life IMAX films and dynamic demonstrations will inspire your students to see science from a new angle.
The Science Center of Iowa brings learning to life through hands-on experience platforms, larger-than-life IMAX films and dynamic demonstrations.
On a visit to SCI, your students will be able to:
- Explore the interactive exhibits inside SCI's Experience Platforms
- Watch a 20-minute Live Science Program by SCI's Programs Team
- Get your hands on science with a 45-60 minute Discovery Lab
- Experience the big picture and include an IMAX film
- Refuel with a group lunch or snack from SCI's Food Chain Cafe
New for 2016-17:
- Traveling Exhibit: Wild Music – On exhibition October 1, 2016 - May 29, 2017
Wild Music explores evidence for the biological origins of music through highly interactive exhibits and exceptional sound experiences, and in the process, expands our understanding of what makes music. Learn more
- Featured Discovery Lab: Global Soundscapes
This new interactive planetarium program explores the emerging field of science and connects your students back to nature. Learn more
SCI's programming supports the Iowa Core, National Science Standards and is accurate, relevant and fun! The team is experienced in best practices for interactive, inquiry-based learning to provide your students with quality education and enhance critical thinking skills. Your Science Center of Iowa experience will reflect the quality of our fully accredited institution, endorsed by AAM and ASTC.
Book your visit!
Complete our School Group Booking Form, then submit to SCI by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 515-274-1468.
No Buses? No Problem! Learn more about Science @ Your Site Outreach, which brings the excitement of SCI to your students – all from the comfort of your classroom or auditorium!
Already made your reservation?
Download School Visit FAQs, Important Info and Chaperone's Guide.
View our Orientation Video to learn more about a visit to SCI!
Questions for SCI's Education Team?
Contact us via email.
Funding for Why the Sky? and the Star Theater has been generously provided by NASA.