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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 hands-on exhibits, special-format theaters and unique programming to encourage learning and fun for all ages. With live science demonstrations, a 50-foot planetarium and a six-story IMAX dome theater, there's always more to explore! Facility rental, group sales and catering are available.

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    General Information
    • Admission Price: Adults, $12; Ages 2-12, $8; Ages 65+, $8; Members and Ages 2 and under, free. IMAX combo tickets available.
    • Group Rates: Discounted rates apply for groups of 10 or more. Call for more information.
    • Hours of Operation: Noon - 5 p.m. Sun; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. T-Sat.
    • Season: Year-round; closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
    • Tour Length: N/A
    • Tour Times: N/A
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
    • Catering Available:
    • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 25
    • Patio Dining:
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Exhibits 5
    • Largest Room 400
    • Total Sq. Ft. 8500
    • Reception Capacity 1000
    • Theatre Capacity 220
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 25
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free password-protected internet access
    • Banquet Capacity 225
    • Number of Rooms 10
    • Classroom Capacity 200
    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
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