Bacon Festival Jr. – JURASSIC PORK

Bacon Festival Jr. – JURASSIC PORK


Do you want to share your love of bacon with your kiddos?  Then this just might be the event for you!  Sounds tasty to me.

The Science Center of Iowa, in partnership with the organizers of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, will host a bacon-centric educational event aimed at engaging families in science through the mysteries of bacon.

This year’s theme, “JURASSIC PORK,” piggybacks off of SCI’s latest traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Jr. – JURASSIC PORK
Sunday, January 25
12:00 – 5:00 pm
at the Science Center of Iowa


Only the Science Center of Iowa can combine the sizzle of bacon with the science that makes it so palatable! Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Jr. events include:

Bacon Expo: The main event will feature vendors from Central Iowa and hundreds of pounds of bacon. Along with free samples, assorted bacon foods will be available from vendors for between 1 to 5 “Bacon Bucks.”

Live Science Demonstrations: Programs will include The Secret Science of Bacon and Pig Tales (Storytime in the Star Theater Planetarium).

PassPork: Use your senses and get your “PassPork” stamped to become a CertiFRIED Baconologist.

Pig Petting Zoo: Meet micro mini pigs in the Pig Petting Zoo.

Pig Calling Contest: Hear a hog calling demonstration and participate for your chance to win prizes.


Tickets are limited and on sale now: Purchase tickets  (Click “Buy Tickets To,” then January 25)

With the purchase of a ticket, attendees receive admission to SCI and Bacon Expo, two (2) “Bacon Bucks” redeemable for bacon and bacon-inspired food, bacon education and giveaways courtesy of the Iowa Pork Producers. Tickets also include admission to Ultimate Dinosaurs, SCI’s current traveling exhibition that features 12 dinosaur specimens from South America, Africa and Madagascar.

  • Adult* = $15
  • Child (ages 5-12)/Senior* = $10
  • Under 5** = FREE
  • SCI Member = $5

*All non-member tickets purchased online will be charged an additional $2 convenience fee per ticket

**Tickets for children under the age of 5 are free of charge, will not be charged a convenience fee, and do not include “Bacon Bucks”.

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at

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