Science Center Of Iowa

401 W Martin Luther King Junior Parkway, Des Moines, IA
515-274-6868
Capacity: 500 people
About Science Center Of Iowa
Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater is an unforgettable venue for parties, receptions, weddings, corporate events and more! With six themed experience platforms, more than 150 interactive exhibits, two 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. SCI is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, a short walk to bustling Court Avenue, a number of hotels and plenty of parking. We offer: Small classrooms with seating for up to 50 people Large halls with seating for up to 300 people Tables and chairs for up to 400 people After-hours facility buyouts On-site event staff Group admission for daytime rentals Free Wi-Fi Optional Add-Ons include: Audio/visual support Hosted parking Team-building SCI Challenge Live science programs to impress your guests Please contact SCI's event staff to schedule a tour of our facilities and to discuss your events individual needs. We look forward to working with you! *Please note that the IMAX Dome Theater is currently closed due to extensive storm damage which occurred in June of 2018. We do not have a reopen date decided at this time.
Package Pricing
Physiolab
Attendees: 2-25 | $100 - $300 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Training Room
Attendees: 2-15 | $150 - $400 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Board Room
Attendees: 2-20 | $250 - $600 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Commons
Attendees: 2-100 | $250 - $600 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Innovation Lab
Attendees: 2-25 | $250 - $600 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
John Deere Adventure Theater
Attendees: 2-175 | $300 - $800 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Exhibit Platform: Small Discoveries
Attendees: 2-25 | $400 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Exhibit Platform: What On Earth?
Attendees: 2-50 | $400 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Principal Hall
Attendees: 2-400 | $400 - $1,200 /event
Pricing for all event types
Demonstration Garden (Terrace)
Attendees: 2-100 | $500 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Exhibit Platform: Brick by Brick
Attendees: 2-150 | $500 - $800 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Exhibit Platform: When Things Get Moving
Attendees: 2-250 | $500 - $800 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Star Theater Planetarium
Attendees: 2-150 | $500 - $2,000 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Food Chain Cafe
Attendees: 2-75 | $600 /event
Pricing for all event types
Exhibit Platform: Why The Sky?
Attendees: 2-150 | $800 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Science Plaza
Attendees: 2-200 | $1,000 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Upper Oculus
Attendees: 2-200 | $1,000 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Founders Hall
Attendees: 2-400 | $1,400 /event
Pricing for all event types
Festival Plaza
Attendees: 2-500 | $1,500 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Lower Level Rental
Attendees: 2-400 | $2,500 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Upper Level Rental
Attendees: 2-200 | $2,500 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Full Facility Buy-Out
Attendees: 2-500 | $3,000 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Event Spaces
Board Room
Board Room
Exhibit Platform: Brick by Brick
Exhibit Platform: Brick by Brick
Exhibit Platform: Small Discoveries
Exhibit Platform: Small Discoveries
Exhibit Platform: What On Earth?
Exhibit Platform: What On Earth?
Exhibit Platform: When Things Get Moving
Exhibit Platform: When Things Get Moving
Exhibit Platform: Why the Sky?
Exhibit Platform: Why the Sky?
Founders Hall
Founders Hall
Outdoor Venues
Outdoor Venues
Physiolab
Physiolab
Training Room
Training Room
Innovation Lab
Upper Oculus
Upper Oculus
John Deere Adventure Theater
John Deere Adventure Theater
Principal Hall
Principal Hall
Star Theater Planetarium
Star Theater Planetarium
Food Chain Café
Food Chain Café
Commons
Commons
Recommendations
40th Wedding Anniversary - An Eventective User from Nashville, TN

From the very first call, we knew SCI was where we wanted our celebration. The sales office folks were awesome and helped us manage planning from 1200 miles away. The Hy-Vee catering people were equally wonderful to work with, including planning a menu thT was both gluten and dairy free. No taste or quality was sacrificed, either. SCI and Hy-Vee were a well-coordinated team, and that really topped off TM the incredible experience. Ask our kids...I pass out compliments ONLY when deserved. Otherwise, I would have simply said something trite like, "We had a wonderful time."

Location
Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 20
  • 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.