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?

We send the cards out within two to three weeks of purchase; we do not hold until just before the holidays.

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

Of course! We recommend having the cards sent to yourself so you can package it for gifting.

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. $80 $134 $132 $189
Family Includes up to 2 named adults and all children ages 18 and younger residing in the same household. $109 $188 $186 $276
Family Plus Includes all benefits of Family membership PLUS 2 guests of any age. $139 $238 $262 $330
Grand Includes up to 2 named grandparents and all grandchildren ages 18 and younger. $109 $188 $186 $276
Grand Plus Includes all benefits of Grand membership PLUS 2 guests of any age. $139 $238 $262 $330