Event Calendar

Thursday February 20 2020

    • 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.

  • When weather is stolen from the solar system planets, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue!Sponsored by NASA and Variety Club. Program and location subject to change.

  • Put your engineering skills to the test as you compete in brick building challenges!

  • Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Science Center of Iowa February 15-22!

    Daily Activities

    Test your engineering skills with building challenges that use Imagination Playground and Rigamajig. Try hands-on activities and learn about engineering careers with cart demonstrations. Explore Brick by Brick, the exhibit that features large-scale structures engineered entirely of LEGO bricks!


    • Saturday, February 15 - See robotics demonstrations from the "Enginerds" FIRST Tech Challenge Team 9356!
    • Sunday, February 16 - Check out LEGO structures designed by members of the Iowa LEGO Users Group.
    • Wednesday, February 19 - The Homeschool Science Series highlights two influentional women in computer science and engineering, Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper.
    • Friday, February 21 - Just for the 21+ crowd, the theme for this month's Mixology Night is "Engineering: VR & IRL." Build using Imagination Playground and Rigamajig, participate in a Quick Bricks program challenge or try on some virtual reality goggles and learn how the ISU Virtual Reality Applications Center uses VR to enhance the productivity and creativity of people.
    • Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22 - Try your hand at 3D printing in Innovation Lab workshops held at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Workshops cost $5 per person and are open to all ages. Register at the Box Office!
  • 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.

  • Get ready to have a blast as we experiment with cold chemistry and fiery explosions!

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

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

  • It’s a war of wits and a showdown of smarts! (For a good cause, of course!)

    At Battle of the Brains, teams compete in fast-paced, STEM-based trivia to explore their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.

    Got amnesia? Purchase a pass to the Brain Bank, and have an expert weigh in!

    This fundraising event is sure to trigger your humor hormones and increase your adrenaline.

    All proceeds will support the Science Center of Iowa’s mission – to engage and inspire Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning.

    Tickets: $500 per table of 8; earlybird tickets (through January 2): $400 per table of 8