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SCI to open U.S. premiere exhibit early, offer free admission for one day

SCI to open U.S. premiere exhibit early, offer free admission for one day

  • Friday September 22, 2017

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) announced today that construction of its U.S. premiere exhibit, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family, is ahead of schedule and, thanks to funding from Voya, it will open the exhibit a day early and offer free admission on Friday, September 29.

"This is an incredibly unique opportunity," said Curt Simmons, SCI President and CEO. "Thanks to support from the Greater Des Moines community, we not only are able to host this U.S. premiere exhibit, but also can invite the public to experience it free of charge on opening day."

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family explores the 100-million-year history of the diverse dinosaurs and their lasting impact on our planet. Fossils, cast skeletons, interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, cultural artifacts, immersive activities and a hands-on dig pit offer visitors a look at some of the greatest discoveries in paleontology.

"Voya is proud to help support the Science Center of Iowa, which is a place of discovery and learning in the Greater Des Moines community," said Chad Tope, president of Annuities and Individual Life Distribution at Voya Financial. "At Voya, we are committed to helping all Americans fulfill their lifelong journey to build a secure financial future, and we see the Science Center of Iowa reflecting this in their commitment to inspiring Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning."

  • WHAT: Free public admission for opening day of the Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Familyexhibition
  • WHEN: Friday, September 29, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • WHERE: Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family was developed by the Australian Museum and is toured internationally by Flying Fish. Locally, the Presenting Sponsor is EMC Insurance Companies and Exhibit Partner is Nationwide.

SCI will host the exhibition through April 22, 2018. Details at www.sciowa.org/dinosaurs

VOYA Employee Discount

Through this sponsorship, Voya employees can experience this exhibition at a reduced rate: $9 for adults and $6 for children (2-12) and seniors (65+). Employees should show their ID at the SCI Box Office to receive the discount.

About the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, SCI features dynamic experience platforms, large format theaters and daily interactive science demonstrations. Through daily visitors, a statewide educational outreach program and the NAEYC-accredited SCI Preschool, the Science Center of Iowa serves more than 300,000 people annually.