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Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

  • Region: Downtown
  • 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 274-6868
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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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  • 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
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  • Catering Available:
  • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 25
  • Patio Dining:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits 5
  • Largest Room 400
  • Total Sq. Ft. 8500
  • Reception Capacity 1000
  • Theatre Capacity 220
  • Banquet Capacity 225
  • Number of Rooms 10
  • Classroom Capacity 200
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • 10 X 10 Booths 25
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
  • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free password-protected internet access
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

The Polar Express Opens in IMAX

  • November 25, 2016 - December 11, 2016
    Starting: 05:15 PM

Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 28, 2017
    Check website for times as each day may be different.

Buy one, Get one free admission

  • Valid: September 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
  • Categories: Things to Do, Featured Deals