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Ultimate Dinosaurs

October 10, 2014 - April 12, 2015 - All Day at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Millions of years ago, the super-continent Pangaea broke apart, and dinosaurs became passengers on these drifting land masses. The result? Dinosaurs with unusual – and sometimes bizarre – features that are different from the ones we know and love.

Based on new, groundbreaking research from scientists around the world,Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar.  From the tiny Buitreraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex‘s bigger, badder cousin), Ultimate Dinosaurs is a fascinating study of species you may not have met before.  See Ultimate Dinosaurs October 12, 2014, through April 12, 2015, at SCI!

Disney on Ice-Worlds of Fantasy

November 26, 2014 - November 30, 2014 - 12:00 am at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Buy Tickets HERE

Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event

November 29, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Experience the Kick-Off-The-Holidays Effect at SCI! Join us at the Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for:  FREE general admission including SCI’s traveling exhibit - Ultimate Dinosaurs; Holiday-themed live science programming and cart demonstrations; An electrifying tree lighting; Ornament decorating; A visit from Santa Claus; Cocoa and cookie decorating; Holiday laser shows; Holiday Fireworks.  Plus $5 admission to The Polar Express in IMAX! You and your family won’t want to miss this fantastic event!

 

Waukee’s WinterFest

December 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Historic Downtown Triangle District in Waukee
Ashworth Drive and 6th Street

Bring on the holiday cheer with Waukee’s annual WinterFest! There’s so much holiday fun to have and we’re squeezing it all into one great night. Bring the kids and visit Santa, watch an artist create holiday ice sculptures, and warm up with hot cocoa, cider and delicious soup. Experience Waukee’s historic Downtown Triangle and its unique businesses, and meet members of the Waukee Area Arts Council as they host crafting, stories and more.

ST. THERESA CHURCH LADIES 2014 BAZAAR

December 6, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at St. Theresa Parish Hall
1230 Merle Hay Rd

The Annual Altar & Rosary Society Church Ladies Bazaar will be Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. With over 25 vendors, Cookie Walk, Raffle and lunch available.

There will be “Breakfast with Santa” with two seating for children ages 2-7 years. The seating times are 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Children will have a small breakfast, participate in an activity, and some time with Santa. Photos will be taken. Seating is limited, so make reservations by calling #255-2876.

Admission is FREE.

$5 Family Night

December 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

The second Friday of each month, explore SCI with your family with $5 per person general admission, documentary IMAX films and Food Chain Cafe specials! Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space in one of SCI’s dynamic experience platforms or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8:00 pm!

Vocal Trash Concert

December 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Join SCI during $5 Family Night for a special opportunity to see Vocal Trash in concert!

Described as, “Glee Meets Stomp”, this green minded ensemble delights audiences, globally, on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance. Urban Broadway.

Tickets are only a $5 add on to Family Night and FREE for kids under the age of 2!

Star Party at Ewing Park

December 13, 2014 - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Ewing Park
5300 Indianola Road

Location: Ewing Park, 5300 Indianola Road, Des Moines

Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – SCI is having a Star Party!  Join SCI staff at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public.  This event is in partnership with City of Des Moines Park and Recreation the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

Breakfast with Santa

December 20, 2014 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Breakfast with Santa is a yearly tradition at SCI that brings families and friends together for food, fun, science and Santa!  Enjoy a delicious buffet-style catered meal in the Food Chain Café, decked out especially for the season.  Snap a picture with Santa and share your wish list.  Experience a journey on The Polar Express on Central Iowa’s only six-story IMAX dome screen. Explore SCI, see science demonstrations, live programs… and more!  Reservations required. Tickets on sales soon!

Breakfast with Santa

December 21, 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Breakfast with Santa is a yearly tradition at SCI that brings families and friends together for food, fun, science and Santa!  Enjoy a delicious buffet-style catered meal in the Food Chain Café, decked out especially for the season.  Snap a picture with Santa and share your wish list.  Experience a journey on The Polar Express on Central Iowa’s only six-story IMAX dome screen. Explore SCI, see science demonstrations, live programs… and more!  Reservations required. Tickets on sales soon!

Iowa LEGO Users Group Meet-Up

December 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Join the Iowa LEGO Users Group (IowaLUG) from 2:00-4:00 pm on third Sunday of every month for some free building and LEGO discussion!

What is LUG? A LEGO Users Group is simply a community of LEGO enthusiasts who meet up regularly to be social, share ideas, trade parts, build on collaborative projects, plan awesome events and generally share in the hobby. The Iowa LEGO Users Group (IowaLUG) aims to create such a community locally and to act as a resource for people who are interested in LEGO as a hobby at any level.

Iowa LEGO Users Group Meet-Up

December 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Join the Iowa LEGO Users Group (IowaLUG) from 2:00-4:00 pm on third Sunday of every month for some free building and LEGO discussion!

What is LUG? A LEGO Users Group is simply a community of LEGO enthusiasts who meet up regularly to be social, share ideas, trade parts, build on collaborative projects, plan awesome events and generally share in the hobby. The Iowa LEGO Users Group (IowaLUG) aims to create such a community locally and to act as a resource for people who are interested in LEGO as a hobby at any level.

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Why should adults have all the fun ringing in the New Year at midnight?  Bring the whole family to SCI to celebrate the New Year 12 hours early!  Join us for a massive balloon drop in Founders Hall and celebrate with noisemakers as we kick off 2015 at 12:00 noon! Activities and special guests include: Face painting (10:00 am to 1:00 pm); Balloon twisting (10:00 am to 1:00 pm); Noon Year’s Eve activities are included with general admission – always free for SCI members!

Christian Skate Night

January 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Skate North Incrediroll
5621 Meredith Drive

Starting in January, every first Monday of the month 6-8pm. Admission $6 skate rentals included if needed.

Mixology Night: Brew Science

February 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming!

Admission: General admission is $5; free for SCI Members
A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

Disney Jr. Live-Pirates and Princess

February 8, 2015 - 12:00 am at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Buy Tickets HERE

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union

March 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building
3000 E Grand Ave

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest is all about families having fun while helping at-risk families in need. Kidsfest is a kid-centered festival full of fun activities, games and entertainment for kids and their families. Come out and enjoy inflatables, stages shows, and so much more at Iowa’s largest children’s festival! Proceeds will benefit CFI programs.

Cost: $7.50 per person (kids under age 2 are free), tickets available at the door

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union

March 7, 2015 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building
3000 E Grand Ave

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest is all about families having fun while helping at-risk families in need. Kidsfest is a kid-centered festival full of fun activities, games and entertainment for kids and their families. Come out and enjoy inflatables, stages shows, and so much more at Iowa’s largest children’s festival! Proceeds will benefit CFI programs.

Cost: $7.50 per person (kids under age 2 are free), tickets available at the door

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union

March 8, 2015 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building
3000 E Grand Ave

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest is all about families having fun while helping at-risk families in need. Kidsfest is a kid-centered festival full of fun activities, games and entertainment for kids and their families. Come out and enjoy inflatables, stages shows, and so much more at Iowa’s largest children’s festival! Proceeds will benefit CFI programs.

Cost: $7.50 per person (kids under age 2 are free), tickets available at the door

Children & Families of Iowa’s Family Tees Golf Tournament

June 22, 2015 - All Day at Terrace Hills Golf Course
8700 Northeast 46th Avenue

Join us for an inter-generational golf tournament benefiting Children & Families of Iowa. Flights are determined by the age of the youngest player. All players under the age of 18 must be paired with an adult player. Visit www.cfiowa.org for additional information.                              

Contact Phone: (515) 697-7961; Contact Email: events@cfiowa.org; Website: www.cfiowa.org

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