Educational

Apollo 50 Anniversary Celebration

Date
July 20 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For
All ages
Cost
All activities are included with SCI general admission.
Organization
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact
Anna Rhodes
Phone
515-274-6868
Information
On July 20, 1969, humans first set foot on the Moon. Visitors are invited to celebrate! Complete the Mission Checklist Challenge by visiting stations where you will test your brain, your body and your creativity with activities like: Train Like An Astronaut, Apollo trivia and more!

Des Moines Performing Arts Summer Camps

Date
August 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Des Moines Civic Center
Event For
entering grades 3-12 or entering college in fall 2019
Cost
$250-495
Organization
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact
Lynnae Lathrop, Education Program Coordinator – Camps
Phone
515-246-2360
Information
Young people will sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities with theater professionals as the instructors.

Back-to-School Health Fair

Date
August 3 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
2190 NW 82nd St., Suite A, Clive
Organization
Clive Community Services
Contact
Stephanie Horak
Phone
515-257-8550
Information
Clive Community Services Back-to-School Health Fair provides school and sport physicals, vision and dental screenings, immunizations, haircuts, and school forms assistance.

Des Moines Art Center Programming

Date
August 16 (all day)
Location
Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA 50312
Event For
all ages
Organization
Des Moines Art Center
Contact
Mia Farrell
Phone
515-271-0316
Information
Summer will be here before you know if. Don’t settle for anything less than amazing. Enroll the entire family in summer classes at the Art Center. Check out our #entirelyunexpected course offerings!

Summer Art Explorers (AUGUST 2019)

Date
August 16 (all day)
Location
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
grades K-5
Organization
Des Moines Art Center
Contact
Kara Fedje
Phone
515-271-0349
Information
Summer Art Explorers is a great way for kids to build their visual literacy and cultural proficiency by participating in a tour of the Des Moines Art Center and creating a related art project. Sign up for a variety of two-hour learning programs at the Art Center.

Living History Farms Summer Day Camp

Date
August 16 (all day)
Location
Living History Farms
Event For
grades K-8
Cost
$260
Organization
Living History Farms
Contact
Abby Hoffman-Carlson
Phone
515-278-5286
Information
Kids connect to history, science, and nature through fun and engaging outdoor experiences, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and visits to Living History Farms’ historic sites. The fun and learning never stops at Living History Farms’ Summer Day Camp!

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

Date
September 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For
All ages
Cost
$13 for adults, $8 for children & seniors, free for members!
Organization
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact
Anna Rhodes
Phone
515-274-6868
Information
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects and more.

Living History Farms Summer Barnyard Readers

Date
October 12 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
Living History Farms
Event For
ages 3-5
Cost
$22
Organization
Living History Farms
Contact
Abby Hoffman-Carlson
Phone
515-278-5286
Information
Together with your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!

$5 Family Night at Science Center

Date
December 13 - 5:00 p.m.
Location
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For
all ages
Cost
$5/person
Organization
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact
Hannah Little
Phone
515-274-6868
Information
The second Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m., explore SCI with your family. Admission is just $5 per person! No need to grab dinner first... our Food Chain Cafe is open until 7:30 p.m.