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Saturday July 21 2018

  • 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.

  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.

  • Young visitors can explore how the human body works with a large, soft sculpture doll.

  • 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.

  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!

  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience!

  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • 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 the out-of-this-world space observation! Join SCI staff and members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS) to take a look through high-powered telescopes and get a quick lesson on the basics of telescope operation.

    For more information, visit the Star Party page.