The Science Center of Iowa strives to create valuable and lasting experiences that inspire our campers and spark a lifelong passion for science learning.

We provide your child the opportunity to experience SCI's educational resources, learn from the expertise of our qualified staff and apply science to real life scenarios through help from community partners.

Whether your child is learning from a future educator inside the classroom or interacting with scientists around Central Iowa, the SCI Summer Camp experience sparks curiosity and encourages discovery in campers of all ages.

Last year's campers engaged in science learning from these partner organizations, guest speakers and volunteers:

  • Adventureland
  • Area 515 Robotics
  • ASAP Robotics Team
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • C6 BioFarm
  • Chad Fields, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Chubby Harvey-Wiggins
  • Cindy Blobaum
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Des Moines Fire Department
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation
  • Des Moines Police Department
  • Hy-Vee
  • Ingersoll Animal Hospital
  • Iowa Bomb Squad
  • Iowa Egg Council
  • Iowa Flood Center
  • Iowa Fugitive Unit
  • Iowa K9 Unit
  • Iowa State Capitol
  • ISU Extention
  • Living History Farms
  • John Bielik, paper marbler
  • Justice League of Iowa
  • Metro Arts Authority
  • NASA
  • Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • Polk County Conservation
  • RDG Clay Works Studio
  • Sergeant Lori Neely
  • State Historical Museum of Iowa
  • Teachers Going Green
  • World Food Prize

We're always looking for guest presenters, science materials and field trip locations to increase the quality of our camp offerings.

To feature your expertise and showcase careers in science, please contact scicamps@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 204.