Science Center Of Iowa

401 W Martin Luther King Junior Parkway Des Moines, IA
The Science Center of Iowa features flexible rental spaces, professional catering and private access to SCI experiences and the Blank IMAX Dome Theater. From an intimate dinner under the stars in SCI’s Star Theater to a full facility rental for a corporate outing, the Science Center of Iowa is the perfect venue! At the Science Center of Iowa, there are no boundaries except the limits of your imagination. SCI is an ever-changing environment where everyone can learn through interaction, experimentation, and play. Groups from 10 to 4000 visiting for the day or for an extended stay can find plenty of opportunity for discovery, fun, and hands-on learning in a unique and engaging environment. With six themed experience platforms, more than 150 interactive exhibits, three theaters and so much more to explore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how the Science Center of Iowa and IMAX Dome Theater can be a part of your next outing or event. Host an intimate dinner under the stars in SCI’s Star Theater. Begin your evening in the Why The Sky? experience platform.The SCI Commons is a perfect fit for any occasion and this multi-use space can be transformed for any event.Memorable events are our specialty! Consider a partial or full facility rental to provide private access to the best of what SCI has to offer.the IMAX Experience at SCI puts viewers into the center of the action.The Food Chain Cafe offers fresh and convenient lunch and light dinner menus.All spaces are subject to availability. Consideration will be given to a group’s complete function needs. SCI facility rental team will be happy to develop a variety of unforgettable options to meet your group’s needs.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Founders Hall
Full Facility Rental
Imax Theater
Iowa Learning Center Classrooms
Partial Facility Rental
Principal Hall
Private Party Room
Star Theater
The Food Chain Cafe
The John Deere Adventure Theater
  • Cafeteria/Snack Bar Available
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Facility Location Setting: Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa is surrounded by full service hotels, shops and entertainment.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 4000
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 11
  • Parking: Parking Garage On-site
  • Special Features: The mission of the Science Center of Iowa is to be the highest quality resource inspiring scientific exploration through interactive education, exhibits and programs.
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 110,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 11,641
Des Moines, IA  
Capacity: 350
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Capacity: 500
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Capacity: 450
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Capacity: 250
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Capacity: 300
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Capacity: 65
$30-$40 per person
$200-$375 per event
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