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A Full Day of Fun!

In addition to great music, there will be loads of hands-on activities,
crafts, games, and more!

  • Mascots, including the mascot of the Univeristy of Iowa - Herky the Hawkeye
  • Tons of crafts and hands-on activities
  • Science Center mobile science demonstrations and activities
  • Face painting
  • Sparkle hula hoop
  • Breakdancing
  • And much more!

Headline Performance:

11a and 1p: Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players

We had a Rockin' Good Time

I just wanted to share what a great time I had at the "Every Family Rocks" event at the Science Center. This was my first time attending and my 4 year old daughter had the best time! Your event was so well organized and I was amazed at all the great interactive activities that were available for the children. I just wanted to share what a great time we had and how impressed I was with all the vendors and activities.

Thank You,

Event Photos 2015

Click here to check out photos for purchase from Every Family Rocks! 2015.


Convenient handicap-accessible parking is available across the street north of SCI in a covered ramp between 3rd and 5th St. This is a completely automated system that accepts debit or credit cards only.

You may also find street parking near SCI; a parking lot north of the Business Publications building on 4th St.; and overflow parking in the Principal Park Baseball Stadium that is south of Martin Luther King Jr Parkway off of 3rd St.

Thank you to last year's Event Sponsors

Interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 event? Contact Leslie Garman at 515.471.2373 or lgarman@efr.org.

Major Sponsors:


Children's Sponsors:



American Enterprise Group
Fred & Valeska Buie
Bob & Gloria Burnett
Brendan & Christine Comito
Holmes Murphy
Kemin Industries
Mike Simonson
Iowa Clinic
Willis Auto Campus



Science Center of Iowa 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50309
Get Directions

New This Year!

Interpreters available.


We need lots of volunteers to make this a special weekend for families. If you would like to volunteer, email Leslie Garman for more information and to sign up.


For media requests or event-day credentials, please contact Leslie Garman.


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