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

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TripAdvisor
  • SC of I could do with little lowering of its prices otherwise this is a good place to spend a day with kids. The IMAX Dome is spectacular but the seating needs upgrade.  more »
  • I went here with my daughter and she really enjoyed it. We went during the week and there was not a lot of traffic. Some of the exhibits were needing some upkeep and repair, but overall a decent way t...  more »
  • The science center is a nice place to go several different times. They have a family night each month, were you can get discounts on admissions, movie, and a restaurant meal etc. check out the website...  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.
  • 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.
  • This is a good place for very young kids, 3-8. It has three main areas earth, space, and a creative space. I expected a lot more from a city this size.