SCI Gala

Go Beyond with SCI

Experience the science center through the eyes of your inner child when you attend this year's annual fundraising gala. You'll feel like a kid again while supporting everything you love about the Science Center of Iowa! Proceeds from this event help to advance early childhood science education. 

Friday, August 26, 2022  |  6:30-9:30 pm

We are excited to announce that this year, the SCI Gala will be live and in-person! Join us at the Science Center of Iowa — the place where wonder and curiosity come to life — as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SCI preschool and our early childhood learners. 

Event Tickets

Individual Ticket: $150
Includes in-person event experiences and access to the silent auction. ($125 tax-deductible) 

VIP Ticket: $200
Includes a signature glass, hosted wine and beer, in-person event experiences and access to the silent auction. ($125 tax-deductible) 

Purchase Tickets

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for lifelong science learning by becoming a sponsor of the 2022 SCI Gala. Sponsorship benefits include event tickets, as well as logo or name recognition in event materials.

  • Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
  • Innovating Sponsor ($7,500)
  • Elemental Sponsor ($5,000)
  • Supporting Sponsor ($2,500)

To become an event sponsor, please fill out this form and send it to development@sciowa.org.

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

Event Details

The event will feature:

  • Silent auction 
  • Hands on interactive experiences 
  • Special shows in our program theaters
  • Themed hors d'oeuvres and desserts



Presenting Sponsors

  • David & Susan Grant
    David & Susan Grant
  • Kemin Industries
    Kemin Industries
  • Nationwide

Innovating Sponsor

  • CB Solar Inc.
    CB Solar Inc.

Elemental Sponsors

  • Corteva Agriscience
    Corteva Agriscience
  • Dotdash Meredith
    Dotdash Meredith
  • HyVee

Supporting Sponsors

  • Casey's
  • Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family Charitable Fund
    Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family Charitable Fund
  • Graham Construction Company
    Graham Construction Company
  • GreenState Credit Union
    GreenState Credit Union
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates
    Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Keck Parking
    Keck Parking
  • McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
    McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
  • Mell Meredith Frazier
    Mell Meredith Frazier
  • Neumann Brothers
    Neumann Brothers
  • Poindexter Flooring
    Poindexter Flooring
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
    Todd & Sue Mattison

Media Partner

  • Business Record
    Business Record