Upcoming Events

2015 Spring Break Camp

2015 Spring Break Camp Grades 1 thru 8 Bring your children to Spring Break Day Camp at the Science Center! Break only lasts a few days; keep your children learning in a fun and...

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There's a new makerspace in town.

The Cedar Rapids MakerSpace is a community center that provides its members with technology, tools and educational opportunities. Our members learn, design, prototype and manufacture items
using tools that would otherwise be inaccessible to most while sharing, informing, and connecting with others. We are creating a premier community where a wide range of individuals and groups gather.

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We’re On the Move to Hiawatha!

The Science Center is proud to announce its new location.

Our new site, located at 705 N Center Point Road, Hiawatha, will open in Spring 2015!

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Join us at a Science Center program and expand your knowledge of our world.

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About Us

We are a nonprofit, community-supported educational resource which provides leadership in STEM-based education and workforce development initiatives while inspiring child-like curiosity and fascination in patrons of all ages.

Our preschoolers are powerful

Our preschoolers are powerful


Science Center

5824 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids,. Iowa 52402

319-363-7836 phone

319-366-4590 fax

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Math Mania Night

Nate Miller, PHS Math

“I think the Science Center and Prairie High School share the goal of helping people, especially youth, understand the utility of math and science in the real world and to not only understand its utility, but also to actually use math in authentic ways. [Math Mania Night] will help us work towards that goal with the Prairie High School students gaining from having an authentic audience and the patrons of the Science Center being inspired by how they can see math in the world around them.”

Maker Space

Jim Jacobmeyer, CR EpiCenter

“There are some incredibly creative gifted people here in town doing some really interesting things. It’s hands-on. It’s real-world. It’s authentic. People are using what they create.”

New Location

Norah Hammond, Science Center Executive Director

“This new location gives us the ability to fulfill our mission by offering more programming and events…Over time we can build it out to add additional exhibits and programming if we’re able to get the funding to really outfit and update the building.”