Hours and Admission

Current Modified Hours

  • Saturdays & Sundays

  • Timed-Ticket Options
    9:00-12:00 pm OR 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Plus Select Dates


Beginning July 4, SCI will be open only on weekends, and advance tickets will be sold in three timeslots to ensure space for distancing and time for enhanced sanitation. 

  • ALL visitors must reserve timed-tickets in advance on the SCI website
    • Members are FREE but still need to reserve tickets in advance 
  • Ticketing Timeslots (both Saturday and Sunday): A limited number of tickets will be sold for each of these two-hour timeslots. Visitors will be checked in at the start of the timeslot and will be asked to exit at the end of the two hours. SCI staff will then clean the facility before the next group is allowed to enter. 
    • 9:00-11:00 am 
    • 11:30 am-1:30 pm 
    • 2:00-4:00 pm 
  • Ticket sales are live now at www.sciowa.org/gettickets
    • Members: Log in using your member ID to reserve your free admission. 

Admission Prices

The new SCI experience is modified to limit crowds and reduce the spread of germs. General admission currently includes entrance to SCI for two hours - including access to select exhibits and planetarium programs. What to expect during your visit

ALL visitors must purchase tickets in advance. 

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Note: All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All ages 18 and under may require accompaniment by an adult as dictated by group policy.

SCI General Admission

Age Non-Members Members
Child (2–12) $11.00 FREE
Adults (13–64) $11.00 FREE
Senior (65+) $11.00 FREE

Group Pricing: SCI offers discounted rates and customized visit packages to groups of 10 or more. Book your visit by calling 515-274-6868 ext. 222.