Holiday Fun at the Science Center of Iowa

Holiday Fun at the Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa has loads of fun scheduled for this holiday season! Make sure you mark your calendars for all of the following events!

Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event


November 28th

5 pm – 8 pm

FREE admission & $5 IMAX tickets to The Polar Express

Each weekend between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the Science Center of Iowa will feature unique events! On November 28th you can expect holiday-themed live programming, a visit from Santa, an electrifying tree lighting, FREE cookies and cocoa, holiday crafts, and outdoor fireworks at the end of the evening.

Jingle Bell Rock n’ Run 5K


December 6th

9 am

Kick off the holiday season by wearing your most festive attire and running through downtown Des Moines! The proceeds from the run go to support the Science Center of Iowa’s mission to help provide lots of opportunities to kids, teens and adults to engage in science learning. After the concert you can enjoy a warm breakfast & drinks, and a concert from Brother Trucker! The race will be held rain, snow, sleet or shine! 🙂 Register here!

Breakfast with Santa


December 19th; 8 am – 10 am

December 20th; 10 am – Noon

What better way to eat breakfast with Santa, then with food AND science?! Enjoy a delicious buffet style breakfast and explore the Science Center of Iowa! After breakfast you can get your picture taken with Santa and share your wish list! You can purchase tickets online here!

Pricing is as follows: Member Child $12, Member Adult $16, Non-member child $15, Non-member adult $19.

Erin Huiatt

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