Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Generous support from corporations allows SCI to provide the highest-quality informal science learning opportunities by creating innovative exhibits, convening conversations on the role of science in our local and worldwide society and providing education for adults, youth and teachers in the community — all while keeping admission prices affordable.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities, SCI's Development Team at development@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 252.

The sponsors listed below supported SCI at the $10,000 level or above during this calendar year.


STEM Education

  • Iowa Arts Council
    Iowa Arts Council

Accessibility Fund Sponsors

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Jean & W. Kim Austen
    Jean & W. Kim Austen
  • Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship Fund
    Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship Fund
  • Meier Bernstein Foundation
    Meier Bernstein Foundation

Outreach Sponsors

  • Monsanto Fund
    Monsanto Fund

Traveling Exhibit Sponsor

  • Bank of America
    Bank of America
  • Broadlawns
  • Capital Crossroads
    Capital Crossroads
  • Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
    Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • Delta Dental of Iowa
    Delta Dental of Iowa
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
    Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • HealthPartners UnityPoint Health
    HealthPartners UnityPoint Health
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
    MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
  • Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
    Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
  • Polk County Board of Supervisors
    Polk County Board of Supervisors
  • United Way of Central Iowa
    United Way of Central Iowa
  • UnityPoint Health
    UnityPoint Health

Exhibits Sponsors

  • Fareway Foods
    Fareway Foods

Free Days Sponsors

  • Principal Financial Group
    Principal Financial Group
  • Voya Financial
    Voya Financial

Girls in Science Initiative Sponsors

  • Flint Hills Resources
    Flint Hills Resources

Health and Nutrition Sponsor

  • UnityPoint Health
    UnityPoint Health

Sensory-Friendly Hours

  • Variety – the Children’s Charity
    Variety – the Children’s Charity

WHO Weather Studio & IMAX Premier TV Partner

  • WHO-HD Channel 13
    WHO-HD Channel 13

IMAX Sponsors

  • Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council
    Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

SCI's Big Blast - Presenting

  • Central Bank
    Central Bank
  • Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • Nationwide

SCI's Big Blast - Elemental

  • Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
    Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  • Bridgestone Firestone
    Bridgestone Firestone
  • Corteva Agriscience
    Corteva Agriscience
  • Eurofins
  • Hy-Vee
  • Iowa State University
    Iowa State University
  • MidAmerican Energy
    MidAmerican Energy
  • Willis Automotive
    Willis Automotive

SCI's Big Blast - Supporting

  • Bankers Trust
    Bankers Trust
  • Belin McCormick, P.C.
    Belin McCormick, P.C.
  • Bratney Companies
    Bratney Companies
  • Elizabeth Nelson
    Elizabeth Nelson
  • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation
    Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation
  • Iowa Space Grant Consortium
    Iowa Space Grant Consortium
  • John Deere
    John Deere
  • Keaton & Scott Pulver
    Keaton & Scott Pulver
  • Kim & Jean Austen
    Kim & Jean Austen
  • McKee Voorhees & Sease, PLC
    McKee Voorhees & Sease, PLC
  • Mell & Michael Frazier
    Mell & Michael Frazier
  • Neumann Brothers, Inc.
    Neumann Brothers, Inc.
  • Riley Resource Group—Feed Energy
    Riley Resource Group—Feed Energy
  • Trilix
  • Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo

SCI's Big Blast - Sustaining

  • Air-Con Electric LLC
    Air-Con Electric LLC
  • Barb & Bill Keck
    Barb & Bill Keck
  • Barb Hirsch-Giller & Harvey Giller
    Barb Hirsch-Giller & Harvey Giller
  • Baudino Law Group
    Baudino Law Group
  • Casey's
  • Cheryl & Michael Giudicessi
    Cheryl & Michael Giudicessi
  • Davis Brown
    Davis Brown
  • Des Moines University
    Des Moines University
  • Don & Margo Blumenthal
    Don & Margo Blumenthal
  • Doug Fick
    Doug Fick
  • Elizabeth & Sheldon Ohringer
    Elizabeth & Sheldon Ohringer
  • Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Gislason & Hunter LLP
    Gislason & Hunter LLP
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates
    Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Iowa State Bank
    Iowa State Bank
  • Keck Parking
    Keck Parking
  • Kum & Go
    Kum & Go
  • Laura Higgins & David Walters
    Laura Higgins & David Walters
  • Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
    Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
  • Meredith Corporation
    Meredith Corporation
  • Principal
  • Scheels
  • Terracon
  • The Iowa Clinic
    The Iowa Clinic
  • West Bank
    West Bank

SCI's Big Blast - Aspiring

  • Micah Kiel
    Micah Kiel
  • Raccoon Valley Bank
    Raccoon Valley Bank
  • ServiceMaster by Rice
    ServiceMaster by Rice