While the media has been covering the guvs, I have been seeing aerial pictures of the plex. The area directly west looks like a gravel parking lot. I know Des Moines was sprucing things up for this weekend but this looks totally neglected. Is it going to be landscaped, something built there?
Science Center hits attendance milestone
On the second anniversary of its opening, the Science Center of Iowa announced today that its attendance to date has exceeded 1 million. The milestone was reached one full year ahead of the projections that leaders made when the center opened.
To recognize the achievement and thank the community for its support, SCI will host "Community Celebration Saturday" on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free cake, special guests, free gifts and new live programs to complement the "Backyard Monsters" summer traveling exhibit will be part of the day's events.
SCI opened its doors in 1970 in Greenwood Park. A $62 million capital campaign allowed the center to open its new downtown museum in 2005. Since moving to the new location, SCI has tripled its membership base to more than 7,000 families and has hosted more than 5,000 hours of live programming, including more than 50 new demonstrations.
butters wrote:Has anyone else noticed there has been several "bashings" on the Science Center management in the 2 cents worth portion of the DM register? Is the science center starting to struggle?
Norwalker wrote:The Science Center is finally re-opening the big exhibit area on the second floor that had been closed for quite a while now. The new exhibit, called "Toying with Science", includes both a few of the popular old attractions as well as some new ones.
IMHO, it was about time for a little re-working of some of the exhibit platforms, which hadn't really changed much since the building opened.
DSM Register story: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/p ... 0/1046/ENT
DMRyan wrote:Nothing keeps patrons going through the doors of a museum like a popular marquee exhibit like this. The people behind the exhibit say it takes 2-3 hours to go through every station! Now if only the extremely dated and increasingly obsolete Iowa Historical Building could land a few of these types of exhibits too...
DMRyan wrote:I was looking into the new Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius exhibit that SCI has landed and we seem to be in good company. DSM is by far the smallest city to host the exhibit, which so far has only gone to Manchester, UK, Portland, OR, Budapest, Washington, DC and Taiwan.
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