Located in Des Moines, the Botanical Garden engages students in fun, hands-on learning while exploring plants and growing their science skills. They offer interdisciplinary tours and programs aligned with Iowa Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and local curricula for grades pre-K to high school.
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Tech Journey's mission is "To inspire youth to increase their knowledge and interest in technology by providing engaging learning opportunities led by technology professionals." This is achieved by hosting camps and programs for young minds to participate in.
Located in Ely, the Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center promotes the study of astronomy and related sciences through free and educational programs, presentations, guided observing sessions, and other special events.
The Des Moines Public Schools offers academic programming, recreational enrichment, and family literacy to students and families. STEM activities are necessary for students to gain 21st century workforce skills.