Science Station – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Science Station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, includes an IMAX® theatre (which may be closed), over 130 hands-on exhibits and a variety of educational programs that cover more than 45 topics such as electricity, magnets, sound, light, optical illusions, flight, computers, dinosaurs, bubbles, the human body, heat, simple machines, and the solar system.
The Lower Level Gallery has a focus for Pre-K children. Children can experience the wonder of bubbles and the excitement of water and its properties on the new Iowa Precision Water Table. In addition, the basement features a climbing wall, puppet theatre, and construction house.
The Genencor Gallery houses the International Space (Science) Station. An entrance portal and knee wall, reminiscent of space movies, greets visitors. The new Science Station Space Theater holds three flat-screen monitors with programs and video from space. Astro Bulletins provide regular video updates on space; View Space consists of downloads from a variety of space telescopes, including the Hubble; and Lights at Night offers views of the Earth showing comparisons of light density from 1993-2000.
The Alliant Gallery hosts the Bridge of Fire, a giant static-electricity exhibit that makes your hair stand on end! Joining the Bridge of Fire are other hands-on exhibits featuring magnets, circuits, levers, pulleys and the earthquake table!
Upper Level Gallery provides a variety of science exhibits dealing with our senses and perceptions.
Location: 427 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Admission: Fee charged
Hours: Monday – Closed – Tuesday through Thursday – 9:00AM to 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday – 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM – Sunday – 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM