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Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, Des Moines
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  • We arrived at the Museum 15 minutes after they opened. The young man at the entrance was very polite and patient with us. Our children, ages 14, 10 and 5 enjoyed the exhibits and shows very much. Andr...  more »
  • I spent a full Saturday here with four grandchildren aged 3 to 9. We were not in a hurry, so we enjoyed every room and exhibit for as long as the kids wanted. It was very interactive and interesting f...  more »
  • Great experience, the staff went above and beyond today, especially Renee and Laura! Wonderful place for kids of all ages! 
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  • A good distraction for the youngsters. Dedicated toddler area with some nice activities is often overrun by middle-school kids. Upstairs features native animals, a TV news weather report stage, and a variety of interactive physics and motion activities. IMAX theater is a great place to take in a documentary or the occasional blockbuster movie (Star Wars was great in this format). Nearby parking structure is easily accessible. Word of caution: my nephew recently had his jacket taken from the front coat area, so leave personal belongings at your own risk. The center did find his coat a couple days later and called on the lost-and-found form we filled out. The Science Center, along with Living History Farms and the Blank Park Zoo, is part of the Tri Membership plan, which is a great annual pass program for families.
  • Great deal for the content. I went on a weekend with my boyfriend and there was plenty of fun stuff for adults to do as well as kids. Sure it's not as big and fancy as some science centers but nor was it anywhere as expensive. Definitely worth the trip.
  • Everything about this place is amazing! Kids learn so much and it's fun/interesting for everybody.
  • Toddlers, kids, teens, to adults. You can bring them all and I'll bet everyone will have a fantastic day and find something they enjoy or learn something new!
  • Fun for both kids and adults! You also get to learn a lot about the various aspects of science through experimenting and playing. Though it is a little pricey, you can spend hours there having all of the fun.