Public Learning Resources

Explore SCI before and after you visit with these fun resources for learners of all ages!

  • Experience SCI at Home

    • Exhibit Resources

      Why the Sky?
      Take your exploration of SCI's space exhibit to a new level with this student guide designed to be used during your visit.

    • IMAX Resources

      Dream Big: Engineering Our World
      Dream Big is more than just a film... it's an entire education program! The film transforms students' understanding of the "E" in STEM, and the Educator Guide features 12 lesson plans for Grades K-12 that align with Next Generation Science Standards. View educator trailer

    • Planetarium Program Resources

      Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
      Learn the science behind the dark in this planetarium show all about black holes.

      The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
      Your favorite TV aliens star in The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather, showing daily in SCI's Star Theater planetarium.

    • General Science Resources

      Astronomy at Home

      • Explore the night sky from your own backyard! View monthly sky maps at www.skymaps.com
      • Experience "Iowa Skies Tonight" in SCI's iconic Star Theater planetarium! View video

      Kitchen Chemistry

      • Make everything from slime to bubbles with these fun experiments you can do in your own kitchen. View experiments
      • Learn how to extract DNA from peas! View experiment
      • Try this fresh and healthy fruit salad recipe from Fareway! View recipe
    • Science in 60(ish) Seconds

      Check out our Science in 60(ish) Seconds series, including quick experiments and cool science! View playlist