Science Center of Iowa• Encourages lifelong learning• Emphasis is less on what to learn and more on how to learn• Strives to engage and inspire as a community resource
International Involvement• SCI is a governing member of ASTC • Association of Science-Technology Centers• Accredited by American Association of Museums • Only museum in Des Moines• SCI Preschool earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Blank IMAX Dome Theater• 6-story dome screen• Only dome-shaped IMAX theater in state of Iowa• Education-based traditional films• “Hollywood” blockbusters re-mastered for IMAX
What’s happening at SCI?• Café Scientifique • Informal, adult science forums with leaders in science and technology• Mixology • 21+ Night – Experience SCI without the kids!• Special Events • i.e. – Star Party!• Traveling Exhibitions
BODY WORLDS Vital• Experience a penetrating gaze at what lies beneath our skin• Real human bodies that have undergone a process called plastination• Examine the differences in healthy and diseased specimens• More than 75,000 visitors!
BODY WORLDS Vital• Smoker’s vs. non-smoker’s lung• Healthy human vs. obese human• Healthy brain vs. brain with Alzheimer’s disease• Healthy spine vs. deformed spine with scoliosis• Healthy knee joint vs. knee joint with arthritis
BODY WORLDS Vital• Ends October 31!• Extended Hours thru October 30
Lost Egypt:Ancient Secrets, Modern Science• An immersive quest for knowledge that the whole family can enjoy.• Features hands-on interaction, authentic artifacts and current science.• Opens Friday, November 25!
Lost Egypt:Ancient Secrets, Modern ScienceField Site• Reconstruct ancient pottery replicas• See how sand can bury the past• Take a photo on a camelAncient Egyptian Culture• Animal mummies• Ancient pottery• Amulets made of stone and semi-precious metalsLaboratory• Scans and forensic facial reconstructions• Life-size rapid prototype sculpture of a human mummy
Meet “Annie”• Real human mummy• Unknown identity• Female, approx. 17 years-old• Buried between 200-300 BC• Why would an unknown person receive the honor of mummification & burial?
New Programming:• Live Programs • Scientist In Residence • Meet Stuffee: Mummy Edition • Pending Confirmation • Ancient Egyptian Skies • Special Events:• Family Nights • Mummy-Daughter Makeovers • “Play/Write/Learn/Build/Dress Like an • ARL Cat Adoption Egyptian” • And more!• Winter Camps• Café Scientifique • Modern Mummification: Mortuary Science – December 6 • Iowa Archaeology & the Des Moines Excavation Site – March 6
How can YOU get involved?• VISIT SCI!!!• Become a member• Volunteer• Support our programming• Spread the word!