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Live Programs

See science come to life with SCI's live programs and demonstrations!

Today's Schedule

Our Programs Team is educated in science and trained in public engagement to deliver visitors a memorable SCI experience. From cart demonstrations throughout the building to live science programs throughout the day, SCI's live programming is an experience you don't want to miss!

Cart Demonstrations

Be on the lookout for SCI's Programs Team stationed throughout the building, ready with hands-on activities.

Live Programs

Explore chemistry, get up close with Iowa’s native animals, explore the cosmos and more with daily live programs.

Planetarium program descriptions are listed here.

Programs

  • Meet Stuffee: Germs Edition

    Meet Stuffee

    Diagnose why our large, soft sculpture doll isn’t feeling well by investigating the world of germs!

  • Cold Blooded Critters

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

  • Live School Programs

    See science come to life with SCI's live programs and demonstrations!  Our Programs Team is educated in science and trained in public engagement to deliver visitors a memorable and brilliant SCI experience.

  • Fire Works

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

  • Deep Freeze

    Get chills and thrills from dry ice and liquid nitrogen!

  • Crazy Chemistry

    Check out colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments.

  • Meet Stuffee

    Explore the human body with help from a large, soft sculpture doll.

  • Turtles of Iowa

    Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s native land and water turtles!

  • Snapping Turtle Feeding

    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.

  • Zap

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

  • Story Time Under the Stars

    Our youngest visitors can bring their imaginations as an SCI Programs Team member reads under the starry skies.