SCI’s Big Blast Gala

SCI's Big Blast – Annual Fundraising Gala

Have a blast and support science education by attending the Science Center of Iowa's annual fundraising gala! Proceeds from this event help to advance STEM learning and innovation in Iowa.

Friday, August 27, 2021

This year's Big Blast will be significant, as it will be the first time we are able to safely come together as supporters of science to celebrate all the ways we have adapted to fulfill the mission during the pandemic while also looking ahead toward the future of the Science Center of Iowa.

The in-person event will feature:

  • Cuisine and cocktails
  • Music and entertainment
  • Silent auction
  • Science learning and exploration

Event Tickets

Tickets will be available in June!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for lifelong science learning by becoming a sponsor of SCI's Big Blast! Sponsorship benefits include event tickets as well as logo or name recognition in event materials.

  • Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
  • Elemental Sponsor ($5,000)
  • Supporting Sponsor ($2,000)
  • Sustaining Sponsor ($1,000)

To become an event sponsor, please fill out this form and send it to development@sciowa.org

Contact SCI's Development Team at development@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 257.

Event Details

Silent Auction
The silent auction will feature various exciting packages. Check back for updates!

Cuisine & Cocktails

Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres and a hosted cocktail hour.

Music & Entertainment
Live entertainment will be provided, and SCI's exhibits will be open for exploration.



Presenting Sponsors

  • Kemin Industries
    Kemin Industries
  • Nationwide

Elemental Sponsors

  • Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
    Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund

Event Partners

  • Business Record
    Business Record