SCI’s Big Blast Gala

SCI's Big Blast – Annual Fundraising (VIRTUAL) Gala

Friday, August 28, 2020

Have a blast and support science education by attending our online gala!

This year will be a "blast from the past" as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Science Center of Iowa! From 6:30-8:00 pm, we’ll host a live virtual gala with enough special entertainment, speakers and activities to last throughout the evening. A virtual silent auction will benefit our amazing programming!

Ticket options:

  • Individual - $50
    Celebrate our 50th Anniversary by making a $50 contribution to support our mission and programming. You will receive a link to watch our program, which will feature special entertainment, speakers and activities throughout the evening.
  • VIP - $125 (**VIP ticket sales have ended**)
    As a VIP, you will receive a $25 restaurant gift card, specialty cocktail kit with a scientific flair and a commemorative beaker glass (delivered to your home prior to the event).

Get Tickets

Proceeds from this gala are critical for supporting opportunities for more than 300,000 children, teens and adults to engage in science learning through interactive exhibits, live programming, special events, workshops and camps at SCI each year.

Contact SCI's Development Team at development@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 257.

Event Details

Silent Auction
The silent auction will feature various exciting packages. Check back for updates!

Music & Entertainment
Musical entertainment will be provided via our virtual platform from 6:30–7:00 p.m. Throughout the evening, we’ll also have a number of virtual activities to keep you engaged and having fun!



Presenting Sponsors

  • Kemin Industries
    Kemin Industries
  • Nationwide

Elemental Sponsors

  • Feed Energy Company
    Feed Energy Company
  • HyVee
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
    MidAmerican Energy Company

Supporting Sponsors

  • Bankers Trust
    Bankers Trust
  • Casey's General Stores
    Casey's General Stores
  • Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell
    Fred & Charlotte Hubbell
  • Iowa State University
    Iowa State University
  • Kim & Jean Austen
    Kim & Jean Austen
  • Trilix

Sustaining Sponsors

  • Barb and Bill Keck
    Barb and Bill Keck
  • Belin McCormick, P.C.
    Belin McCormick, P.C.
  • Dan & Barb Hoy
    Dan & Barb Hoy
  • FEH Design
    FEH Design
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates
    Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Keck Parking
    Keck Parking
  • Kum & Go
    Kum & Go
  • Laura Higgins & David Walters
    Laura Higgins & David Walters
  • Margo & Don Blumenthal
    Margo & Don Blumenthal
  • Morgan Stanley
    Morgan Stanley
  • Raccoon Valley Bank
    Raccoon Valley Bank

Event Partners

  • Business Record
    Business Record
  • Christian Edwards
    Christian Edwards
  • CLE Productions
    CLE Productions