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Current Member Resources

SCI appreciates your support!

Welcome! Thank you for supporting the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater's mission to engage and inspire Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning.

Now that you're a member, take advantage of SCI's hands-on exhibits, live programs, engaging films, outreach programming, traveling exhibitions, camps, classes and other fun and educational experiences!

SCI Member Benefits

Use your membership to the fullest, and check out all of these great member benefits:

  • FREE unlimited daily admission year-round
  • FREE registration for monthly member-exclusive family workshops — details below!
  • $5 documentary IMAX tickets and discounts on Hollywood films
  • 10% discount in the Food Chain Cafe and A-ha! Store
  • Discounts on SCI camps, birthday parties and special programs
  • Discounts on guest admissions
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 300 other science centers for one year through our reciprocal membership program

Community Partner Discounts

  • Spaghetti Works, Des Moines — Show your SCI membership card to receive 20% off your bill for up to 6 people.

Membership FAQs

Policies of Membership

  • SCI, Combo and TRI memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. All are valid for one year and expire on the last day of the month your purchase was made.
  • SCI recognizes the Association of Science and Technology Centers' Passport Program residency restrictions with regard to reciprocal membership. To receive free or discounted admission to other science centers nationwide, you must live more than 90 miles away from the science center or museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply. Contact SCI's membership department with questions.
  • The Science Center of Iowa reserves the right to terminate or deny membership at any time. Cause for termination can include showing disrespectful behavior towards the exhibits, staff or guests of the science center; inappropriate conduct, including, but not limited to, conduct that is disruptive, abusive or violent; or for failing to comply with membership terms and conditions or abusing privileges.

Member Family Workshops

The second Friday of each month is $5 Family Night, and SCI Members get an extra bonus with exclusive family workshops! Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Workshops are held at every $5 Family Night, and upcoming workshop information and registration is announced in the member newsletter each month.

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