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Science Center of Iowa Parkway Des Moines

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Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr
Parkway Des Moines
IA
50309
Tel: 515-274-6868

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Imagine. Experiment. Play! At the Science Center of Iowa, the experience is yours! From the inner workings of the human body to the outer reaches of the solar system, science surrounds you with dynamic live programs and hands-on interactive exhibits that will inspire the curiosity in us all. Interact, experiment and explore and see what you and science can do!
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    Went to see Interstellar in IMAX. Left after 10 minutes in because the projection was so bad. The film did not seem fitted correctly for the dome screen - seemed out of focus and you had to look back and forth just to see all characters in the scene... when I left I asked for a refund. They stated they didn't give refunds for IMAX... At the very least they gave us tickets to the science center itself... but was still $26 wasted when I have no intention of going to the center... and then had to drive to another theatre to spend more just to...Read More

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    Great exhibits, great fun, and great educational value! Overall, a highly recommended experience! Plus, the cafe had some fun options with fast and friendly service.

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    Great experience for all kids under 12. Rather clean and mostly everything works. Lots of spots for adults to relax and watch the kids have fun.

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    Saw a packed showing of The Dark Knight Rises tonight, my second time at the IMAX dome. If I can offer any advice, it'd be to show up in plenty of time to get a good seat (the further back, the better). As you get further toward the front and off of center, the picture gets overwhelmingly distorted, enhanced by the curved surface. The top of the screen is almost impossible to see, and action scenes can make you feel nauseous. I don't think it is worth a quarter of the price of admission for those seats. If you can score a prime seat, the IMAX format...Read More

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    Lots of things to do very entertaining! U should go

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Went to see Interstellar in IMAX. Left after 10 minutes in because the projection was so bad. The film did not seem fitted correctly for the dome screen - seemed out of focus and you had to look back and forth just to see all characters in the scene... when I left I asked for a refund. They stated they didn't give refunds for IMAX... At the very least they gave us tickets to the science center itself... but was still $26 wasted when I have no intention of going to the center... and then had to drive to another theatre to spend more just to see the film we wanted to see. Not impressed.

by Ben Bjork

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Saw a packed showing of The Dark Knight Rises tonight, my second time at the IMAX dome. If I can offer any advice, it'd be to show up in plenty of time to get a good seat (the further back, the better). As you get further toward the front and off of center, the picture gets overwhelmingly distorted, enhanced by the curved surface. The top of the screen is almost impossible to see, and action scenes can make you feel nauseous. I don't think it is worth a quarter of the price of admission for those seats. If you can score a prime seat, the IMAX format is one of the most-engrossing ways to see a film, and I highly recommend it. But go early, or wait until the movie has been showing long enough that you can get a good seat later. Trust me; I'd heard similar stories before and always thought they were exaggerated - definitely not.

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