SCI receives $40,676 from Prairie Meadows Casino for Innovation Lab programming

SCI receives $40,676 from Prairie Meadows Casino for Innovation Lab programming

  • Thursday July 25, 2019

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) has received a $40,676 Community Betterment Grant from Prairie Meadows to fund ongoing programming in SCI's new Innovation Lab, a space devoted to finding the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to tackle today's problems and create tomorrow's solutions.

"The Innovation Lab is something our community has needed for several years," said Curt Simmons, SCI president and CEO. "The combination of 21st Century technology and interactive learning experiences is sure to inspire the lifelong learner in everyone. We're extremely grateful for the support of Prairie Meadows in bringing this new project to life."

Funding small- to medium-sized projects with grants ranging from $100 to $99,999, Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grants support qualified organizations seeking to improve the lives of people in their communities. 

The Innovation Lab will be home to a variety of experiences, including workshops on new tools and technologies and teacher professional development, as well as experiences for young makers.

More information is available at www.sciowa.org

About the Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, SCI features dynamic experience platforms, large format theaters and daily interactive science demonstrations. Through daily visitors, a statewide educational outreach program and the NAEYC-accredited SCI Preschool, the Science Center of Iowa serves more than 300,000 people annually.