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Science Center of Iowa

401 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309-4776
+1 515-274-6868
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Fun and Educational

The children's rooms were very fun for my 3-yr old grandson. We took him there to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra C
Afton, United States
Great rainy day fun

We have been here several times this summer. Friendly staff. Clean. Many screaming kids. Marcydiner... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
via mobile
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401 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309-4776
+1 515-274-6868
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The children's rooms were very fun for my 3-yr old grandson. We took him there to see the dinosaurs, but was more interested in the fruits and vegetable play area and the giant bubbles.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times this summer. Friendly staff. Clean. Many screaming kids. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 3/5 this last visit. They have issues with the starlight theater planetarium at times. Our pass gives us ample time to spend here. The kids LOVE the...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I saw Dunkirk at the Blank IMAX theater dome and was impressed. I'd never been to an IMAX before and enjoyed how large the screen was and how it swallowed you up into the movie. The place was very clean and even without admission into...More

Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a very hot Saturday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded. There's many interactive exhibits geared towards kids, but as adults we had a great time as well. Highlights include building and launching paper rockets, don't break the egg drop, building a keystone...More

Thank briegel22
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

For what it cost it was pretty small. Other science centers we have visited have had a lot more activities. But our son had fun so that's all that matters

Thank Kristi H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I love a good science museum and have been to a number of them, but this is a real gem. Kids were everywhere doing hands-on things. Very educational, entertaining, and a safe environment. The I-Max has several shows from which to choose every hour. The...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The 2nd Friday of the month is family day with $5 admission to the museum or $5 admission to the Imax theater. I choose the movie and $5 is less than a matinee at a regular theater. Great deal!

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 13 July 2017

There are some really solid exhibits for kids, plenty of hands on activities. Even though this place is clearly geared towards kids, adults can find some enjoyment for special showings of movies in IMAX theater. Have to pay for parking which I think should be...More

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you want to learn something new; or feel smart or not so smart, the Science Center is for you. After your science fun, take in an IMAX movie.

Thank jlsixtyeight
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We were here on a Thursday and there were many kids from buses here as well. I bought the grandparents' pass, so we can go when we want. The pros are the IMAX theater, the presentations, the starlight theater and the various activities for kids....More

Thank init4keeps
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3 December 2016|
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Response from Momx10 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for kids 2-12, and $8 for seniors. There is an additional cost to see the IMAX movies, but we were very busy and entertained by all of the included events, shows, and regular science movies... More
30 May 2016|
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Response from cpyke48 | Reviewed this property |
We have spent an entire day there. There are plenty of things to keep you busy there. 3-5 hours would be more than enough time to do the egg drop, play in the water ways, make and shoot your rocket or see one of the live... More
20 June 2015|
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