Gift Memberships

Perfect for parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors, SCI memberships make a great gift and are available year-round!

A gift membership to the Science Center of Iowa is great for everyone on your list. With so many activities and events happening throughout the year, you can't go wrong with an SCI gift membership! 

Purchase a gift membership online

To purchase by phone, call 515-274-6868 ext.4.

Membership Benefits

  • FREE unlimited daily admission year-round
  • 10% discount at the A-ha! Store
  • Discounts and priority registration on camps
  • Discounts on birthday parties and private events
  • Two one-time use parking vouchers for the SCI Parking Garage
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 300 other science centers for one year through our reciprocal membership program

Gift Membership FAQs

If I purchase a gift membership in November for a Christmas gift, when will the membership begin?

Memberships are active from the date of purchase, but gift memberships purchased in November and December do not expire until the end of the following December. (Note: Memberships purchased in November will show a November expiration date at checkout. This is updated by our membership team after purchase so that it reflects the correct expiration date of December.)

When will you send the card to the recipient?

All memberships purchased as a gift will have digital cards withheld from processing until after the holidays. If you’d like a Gift Membership certificate to present to the recipient, just let our staff know at the time of purchase or contact our membership team at membership@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 4.

Can you send the cards to me instead of the recipient?

Digital cards work best when they are emailed directly to the Member. If you’d like a physical card to present to the recipient in lieu of a digital card, just let our staff know and we will get those printed and sent to you.

Can the recipient upgrade the membership after I present it to them?

Always! It is best to upgrade within the first three months after receiving the membership. They can simply call the SCI Membership Team at 515-274-6868 ext. 4.

Purchase a gift membership online

Contact our Membership Team. Email membership@sciowa.org or call 515-274-6868 ext. 4.

*SCI = Science Center of Iowa, BPZ = Blank Park Zoo, LHF = Living History Farms

Membership Pricing

Individual Plus Includes 1 named adult and 1 guest of any age OR 2 named adults, no guests. $89 $158 $158 $237
Family or Grandparent Includes up to 2 named adults and all children 18 and under residing in the same household or grandchildren 18 and under. $130 $234 $234 $348
Family or Grandparent Plus Two Includes up to 2 named adults and all children 18 and under residing in the same household or grandchildren under 18 PLUS 2 guests of any age. $160 $284 $284 $397