Plan a Private Event

We have events down to a science!

Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iow is an unforgettable venue for parties, receptions, weddings, corporate events and more!

What kind of event are you planning?

Meeting / ReceptionWeddingBirthday Party

Planning a different kind of event? Contact our Events & Venue Team at events@sciowa.org.

Read frequently asked questions about facility rentals at SCI.


SCI is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, a short walk to bustling Court Avenue, a number of hotels and plenty of parking. We offer:

  • Small classrooms with seating for up to 50 people
  • Large halls with seating for up to 300 people
  • Tables and chairs for up to 400 people
  • After-hours facility buyouts
  • On-site event staff
  • Group admission for daytime rentals
  • Free Wi-Fi

Optional Add-Ons

  • Audio/visual support
  • Hosted parking
  • Team-building SCI Challenge
  • Live science programs to impress your guests


SCI provides full-service catering from our preferred caterers: