Exciting STEM Opportunities in Iowa
4-H –It's all about getting involved and trying new things.
Blank Park Zoo – Located in Des Moines, the mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation.
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium – Located in Waterloo as part of the Grout Museum District, this hands-on science center makes learning scientific principles fun through interactive exhibits and formal demonstrations. Exhibits focus on light and electricity, momentum, liquids, gases and sound.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) –Design, program and build your own robot to enter in a tournament (elementary and middle school).
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) –Design, program and build your own robot to enter in a tournament (high school).
Hyperstream - A tech hub for Iowa students.
Iowa State Engineering Kids (ISEK) Summer Camps – Iowa State Engineering Kids (ISEK) summer camps are a great way to learn about how engineers solve problems and get creative.
IT-Olympics – Form an IT-Club and show off the IT knowledge your team gained at the annual IT-Adventures.
The Iowa Children's Museum – Through the power of play—imagine, create, discover and explore.
Iowa City Public Library Kids Tech Club - For Grades 4-6. Kids learn and share computer and technology skills with activities such as image editing, QR code scavenger hunts, stop animation and field trips to places like the University of Iowa College of Engineering 3D printing lab. Summer, fall and winter Tech Camps are offered.
Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) – A wide variety of camps focusing on career exploration, adventure and fun.
Physics Olympics – Use everyday items to build devices and solve problems (high school).
Project Lead The Way® - Iowa –Learn about and prepare for engineering opportunities in Iowa.
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre – Located in Davenport, the museum offers hands-on STEM teacher workshops and numerous in-museum STEM programs.
Reiman Gardens – Located near ISU, this year-round facility features distinct indoor and outdoor gardens, an indoor conservatory, a 2,500-square-foot indoor butterfly wing, butterfly emergence cases, a gift shop, and five supporting greenhouses.
The Science Center of Iowa – A community resource for informal science learning with scientific exploration through interactive educational exhibits and programs.
The Cedar Rapids Science Center – The Cedar Rapids Science Center offers STEM-based workshops and interactive gallery for all ages.
State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa –Do research and share what you know at the fair.