Science Center Of Iowa

scienceNow that the kids are back in school and the weather is getting cool, it is a perfect time to explore indoors. Whether you or your child is a dinosaur buff, interested in space, music, or just want to see an amazing and engaging program on the IMAX screen, the Science Center Of Iowa is the place to go.  Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds, suggests spending a day checking it out.

What: The Science Center Of Iowa

Where: 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 10AM to 5PM; Sunday Noon to 5PM

General Admission: Adults (13-64): $11; Children (2-12): $7; Seniors (65+): $10; Members: FREE

IMAX Admission:


The Science Center Of Iowa (SCI) offers hands-on exhibits, live interactive programs and demonstrations, engaging planetarium shows, larger-than-life IMAX films and more. Spend the day discovering science by exploring the 110,000 square-foot lifelong learning center located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. It’s an experience for all ages. The SCI features themed exhibits, a 50-ft domed digital planetarium, an NAEYC-Accredited preschool, as well as The Food Chain Café, and the A-ha! Gift Store.

Are You A Dinosaur Lover?

If so, check out the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. Millions of years ago, the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart, and dinosaurs drifted along on giant land masses. According to groundbreaking research from scientists around the world, a new breed of dinosaurs evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar including the miniature Buitreraptor,  and the giant Giganotosaurus. The Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit includes twelve fully-articulated dinosaur specimens from the Southern Hemisphere:

  • Amargasaurus
  • Austroraptor
  • Buitreraptor
  • Carnotaurus
  • Giganotosaurus
  • Majungasaurus
  • Malawisaurus
  • Masiakasaurus
  • Ouranosaurus
  • Rapetosaurus
  • Simosuchus
  • Suchomimus

The SCI is a great place to spend time with your family members of all ages. Check out their website to learn more:

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