Plan a Private Event

We have events down to a science!

Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater is an unforgettable venue for parties, receptions, weddings, corporate events and more!

What kind of event are you planning?

Meeting / ReceptionWeddingBirthday Party

Planning a different kind of event? Contact our Rental Team at rentals@sciowa.org.

Read frequently asked questions about facility rentals at SCI.


SCI is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, a short walk to bustling Court Avenue, a number of hotels and plenty of parking. We offer:

  • Small classrooms with seating for up to 50 people
  • Large halls with seating for up to 300 people
  • Tables and chairs for up to 400 people
  • After-hours facility buyouts
  • On-site event staff
  • Group admission for daytime rentals
  • Free Wi-Fi

Optional Add-Ons

  • Audio/visual support
  • Hosted parking
  • Team-building SCI Challenge
  • Live science programs to impress your guests


SCI provides full-service catering from our own Food Chain Cafe as well as from our preferred caterers.

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