DMPL closed Monday, May 27

Plan ahead: All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. 

COMING SOON: Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge starts Monday, June 3! Find more information on the program HERE, and learn all about our special Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 2 HERE!

Science Center of Iowa's BOOM

Primary tabs

Program Type:


Age Group:

Children, Teens
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.

Program Description

Event Details

Do you like things that explode? Forest Avenue Library and explore the interactions of pressure, temperature and states of matter with an educator from the Science Center of Iowa! Kids can watch an experiment with ultra-cold nitrogen and combustible gases to learn why things pop, bang and blow up!

Parent or guardian must be present with children.