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School Chaperone Policy

School Chaperone Policy

SCI requires a 1:10 school staff chaperone to student ratio. For groups that do not meet the 1:10 ratio, a $20 fee will be assessed for each missing chaperone. School staff receive free general admission when accompanying a school visit. There is an additional cost if an IMAX movie is included. If extra adults are needed to make the 1:10 ratio, please contact the Sales Office.

Additional Adults & Parents

If your school allows additional adults or parents to join on your visit to SCI, we ask that you limit the number attending. SCI cannot guarantee space for additional adults or parents to join your school during scheduled lunches, science demonstrations and other additional scheduled programming outside of the confirmed number of students and adults paid for by the school.

Starting school year 2019-2020, if your school plans on allowing parents to attend, parents will need to pay at the Box Office when they arrive that day. If your numbers change by 5 or more, please let us know.

Parents are not considered chaperones for your visit unless otherwise agreed upon with the Science Center of Iowa.