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Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

  • 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 274-6868
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview

    The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires visitors by bringing learning to life. Centrally located in downtown Des Moines, SCI features interactive exhibits and unique programming to encourage learning and fun for all ages. With live science demonstrations, a 50-foot planetarium and rotating exhibits, there's always more to explore! Facility rental, group sales and catering are available.

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    General Information
    • Admission Price: $11 per person; children 2 and under are free.
    • Group Rates: Discounted rates apply for groups of 10 or more. Call for more information.
    • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat-Sun
    • Season: Year-round; closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
    • Accept Motorcoach:
    • Average Price Lunch: $8
    • Catering Available:
    • Children's Menu:
    • Days of Operation: Tues-Sun
    • Hours of Operation: Noon - 5 p.m. Sun; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. T-Sat.
    • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 25
    • Patio Dining:
    • Bike Parking:
    • Handicap Accessible:
    General
    • Virtual Activities Available:
    • Link to Virtual Activities: https://www.facebook.com/sciowa/
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Exhibits Space
    • Description We have events down to a science! From black tie to boxed lunch, the Science Center of Iowa features flexible spaces for meetings, corporate events and after-hours celebrations. Centrally-located in Downtown Des Moines, SCI offers professional onsite catering and full multimedia capabilities. Ask us about team-building activities and other unique add-ons!
    • Exhibits 7
    • Total Sq. Ft. 10000
    • Reception Capacity 400
    • Theatre Capacity 300
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 25
    • Parking Capacity 250
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free password-protected internet access
    • Banquet Capacity 225
    • Number of Rooms 7
    • Classroom Capacity 175
    Principal Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 4100
    • Theater Capacity: 277
    • Classroom Capacity: 150
    • Banquet Capacity: 224
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    Commons
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
    • Banquet Capacity: 72
    • Reception Capacity: 75
    Technolab
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
    • Theater Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Reception Capacity: 40
    Simulab
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
    • Theater Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Reception Capacity: 40
    Physiolab
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
    • Theater Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Reception Capacity: 40
    Founders Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3000
    • Theater Capacity: 200
    • Banquet Capacity: 150
    • Reception Capacity: 300
    Upper Atrium
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    John Deere Adventure Theater
    • Theater Capacity: 172
    Star Theater
    • Theater Capacity: 118
    • Banquet Capacity: 70
    • Reception Capacity: 70
    Blank IMAX Dome Theater
    • Theater Capacity: 216
  • Location
    401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway | Des Moines, IA 50309