Public Learning Resources

Explore science, even when you can't visit SCI!

Looking for science activities and programming to fill your days at home? Good news: We have virtual programs and educational resources for you! Explore combustion, try some kitchen chemistry experiments and how you can "Go Beyond with SCI."

  • Experience SCI at Home

    • Go Beyond with SCI

      This video series takes you outside of the walls of SCI and brings science to your homes! View playlist

    • Science in 60(ish) Seconds

      Check out our Science in 60(ish) Seconds series, including quick experiments and cool science! View playlist

    • General Science Resources

      Astronomy at Home

      • Explore the night sky from your own backyard! View monthly sky maps at www.skymaps.com
      • Experience "Iowa Skies Tonight" in SCI's iconic Star Theater planetarium! View video

      Kitchen Chemistry

      • Make everything from slime to bubbles with these fun experiments you can do in your own kitchen. View experiments
      • Learn how to extract DNA from peas! View experiment
      • Try this fresh and healthy fruit salad recipe from Fareway! View recipe
    • Exhibit Resources

      Why the Sky?
      Take your exploration of SCI's space exhibit to a new level with this student guide designed to be used during your visit.

    • Planetarium Program Resources

      Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
      Learn the science behind the dark in this planetarium show all about black holes.

      The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
      Your favorite TV aliens star in The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather, showing daily in SCI's Star Theater planetarium.