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Friday May 17 2019

    • All Day
    • School/Group Traffic: HIGH

    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 HIGH. To avoid these groups, plan your visit later in the day! Schools typically depart the building by 2:00 pm.

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

  • Have you ever wondered what Snippy the Snapping Turtle eats? Come check out a feeding demonstration of one of SCI’s most ravenous reptiles! The snapping turtle feeding may be too intense for some visitors.

  • 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.

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

  • Experience one of the most mysterious — and misunderstood — wonders of the Universe. Narrated by Liam Neeson. Sponsored by NASA. Program and location subject to change.

  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!

  • This month's theme is Science of Speed.


    Mixology Workshop: Painkiller
    Live Music: Joshua Sinclair
    Cocktail: Caribbean Rum Punch
    Beer on Tap:Oskar Blues Brewing's Dale's Pale Ale

    Event Schedule:

    • 5:30 pm — Cash bar opens
    • 6:00 pm — Music by Joshua Sinclair
    • 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 pm — Mixology Workshop: Painkiller
    • 7:00 pm & 8:00 — Science and Evolution of NASCAR with David Hyatt, Iowa Speedway President
    • 8:00 pm — Music by Joshua Sinclair
    • 9:00 pm — SCI closes

    Additionally, retired Air Force Major General Greg Schwag and Heartland Greyhound Adoption will be in throughout the building.