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Father Daughter Dance - February 6, 2016 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
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About Program

Dads are invited to bring their daughter(s) to our annual Father Daughter Dance being held at the Science Center of Iowa, 401 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines.  This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities and exhibits at the Science Center for fathers and their daughter(s).  A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fountain station with dipping options will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Dads don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity with your daughter(s) by attending our annual Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department along with Friends of Des Moines Parks and Boesen The Florist.  Dads can be anyone who is a father figure to a girl: dad, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin or male role model.  


Tickets will only be available for purchase online January 4 through Noon on February 5 at www.dmparks.orgTickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the event.

  • $20 per couple (dad and daughter)
  • $5 for each additional daughter  


Make valentine flower ordering easy.  Order your wrist corsage and flowers online at Boesen.com

University Photo will be onsite to take formal photos for purchase. View and print event photo prices here.

Questions? Call 237-1386.  Email rrleaper@dmgov.org or therold@dmgov.org



Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of capacities.  Please email parksvolunteer@dmgov.org or call 248-6373  for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

Parking at the Science Center of Iowa

Parking is available in the parking garage north of the main entrance to the Science Center.  Street parking is available throughout downtown with the convenience of parking meters. Parking meters are free on weekends.  ADA Accessible parking is available in the parking garage and on the street. The Science Center is fully handicap accessible and wheelchairs are available free of charge for use during your visit.  The cost to park in the parking garage at the Science Center is $3.00 for the first hour and $1.00 for each additional hour per vehicle.

Click HERE for a downtown map.


Event Sponsors

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