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Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, Des Moines

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  • 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 ha...  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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 IM...  more »
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  • Membership​ only makes sense if you have younger kids. Older kids would get board of regular visits. Our 2 year old loves making visits. The toddler area gets over run by older kids. We wish they monitored the area a bit to keep the toddlers safe. The build your car area is a favorite for our boys but it's very frustrating the blocks fall apart very easily. Best ending it the stars theater! Always our last and favorite bit. The traveling exhibits have never disappointed!
  • This is a great place to take your young ones! I think this place is mostly just for young kids and parents. There really wasn't much to do there for young adults to adults without kids, I thought. Although the star theater was one and it was amazing. Nice environment with friendly employees. The room "When Things Get Moving," had legos everywhere and kids running all over the place with hardly any guardians in sight. It was kind of busy for going during the week but that doesn't really surprise me with school's starting to release for the summer.
  • One star because I had to! Show was good... Parking was terrible and then had to go back inside and buy a day pass because that's all they sell inside to leave because credit card would not read on the exit machine...
  • No main attraction until September. Not much to see or do unless you are a child. Best to check IMAX times before you go otherwise it's a long wait for the one you want to see.
  • Be aware they changed their membership policy. If the primary member is not there they will not allow your children to use the card. Maybe there has been a management change, because in addition to the new membership rules many if the displays do not work or they are damaged.

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