School Visits to SCI

See how your school can experience SCI!

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:

New for 2017-18:

  • Traveling Exhibit Tyrannosaurs: Meet the FamilyOn exhibition September 30, 2017 - April 22, 2018
    Tyrannosaurs offers visitors a look at rare and magnificent real fossils but also reconstructs the life-sized skeletons of these terrifying carnivores like you’ve never seen before. The exhibition’s specimens are not only spectacular in scale and form, but also reveal some of the most significant discoveries in paleontology over the past decade. 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 or fax to 515-274-1468.

School Year Group Booking Form

Summer Group Booking Form

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.

School Visit FAQs

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View our Orientation Video to learn more about a visit to SCI!

Orientation Video

Questions for SCI's Education Team?

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Funding for Why the Sky? and the Star Theater has been generously provided by NASA.