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Tuesday May 14 2019

    • All Day
    • School/Group Traffic: MODERATE

    Note to SCI Visitors: Please be aware of school group attendance, which could impact your visit. Today's school group traffic is expected to be MODERATE. To avoid these groups, plan your visit later in the day! Schools typically depart the building by 2:00 pm.

  • Go on an adventure though history to learn about the creation of the telescope and the discoveries this invention has helped humanity make! Program and location subject to change.

  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

  • Here’s your chance to help a WHO-HD Channel 13 meteorologist give today’s live forecast as you learn about weather! Subject to change due to severe weather or technical difficulties.

  • Investigate the world of electrons and electricity for a hair-raising experience!

  • Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond! Narrated by Sean Bean. Program and location subject to change.

  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.

  • The heart of downtown Des Moines is in the midst of a renaissance – with the help of 3D visualization.

    Using virtual reality (VR), the designers and architects at Shive-Hattery provide unique visioning and design services. Thanks to their innovative renderings, clients are able to walk through and engage with the design process.

    Join Shive-Hattery Interior Designer Erika Menke, Intern Landscape Architect Garret Munch and Intern Architect Noah Deimer to explore the technology they use to create engaging and immersive models. Explore the design process and the unique methods they use to turn a customer's design into (virtual) reality.