- 9:30AM – 10:00AM
- Planetarium | Story Time Under the Stars
Story Time Under the Stars
- Star Theater Planetarium
Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.
UPDATE: The City of Des Moines continues to work on a water main break on 4th Street in front of the Science Center of Iowa parking ramp entrance. Due to this work, the parking ramp will not be accessible until Thursday, June 30. SCI is still open with summer hours, Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.
From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!
Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.
Discover how international teams are attempting to be the first to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon as they compete for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Program and location subject to change.
Here’s your chance to help a WHO-HD Channel 13 meteorologist give today’s live forecast as you learn about weather! Subject to change due to severe weather or technical difficulties.
Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.
This show reveals dark matter's earliest clues, covering the astral choreography of galactic orbits as well as sensitive detectors hidden deep underground in ancient gold mines. Narrated by Tilda Swinton. Program and location subject to change.
Experience one of the most mysterious — and misunderstood — wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.
Have you ever wondered what Snippy the Snapping Turtle eats? Come check out a feeding demonstration of one of SCI’s most ravenous reptiles! The snapping turtle feeding may be too intense for some visitors.
Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience!
Dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this multimedia planetarium show about the science of aeronautics! Program and location subject to change.