Family & All-Ages Programs

Family Programs

Looking for a fun, innovative way to engage the whole family or an all-ages group? SCI offers events and programs that will bring learning to life for explorers of all ages!


  • $5 Family Night

    The second Friday of each month from 5:00–8:00 pm, explore SCI with your family with $5 general admission, documentary IMAX films and Food Chain Cafe specials!

  • Star Parties

    From common astronomical occurrences to rare cosmic phenomena, join SCI and community experts to learn about our solar system and beyond.

  • Family STEM Institute

    The Science Center of Iowa’s Family STEM Institute helps parents lead their families in educational learning by incorporating science, technology, engineering and math into their daily lives.

  • Sensory-Friendly Hours

    On the first Saturday of the month (October through May), SCI opens early for families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.