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From the vibrant sculptures of Western Gateway Park to the Iowa State Capitol, Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is full of things to experience and enjoy. 

Here in Iowa’s capital city, more than 10,000 people live in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), while more than 80,000 people come to work here each day. Whether they’re employed by some of America’s largest insurance companies or one of the many tech startups that flourish here, opportunity is abundant in Downtown DSM.

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HortEcology® is the Botanical Garden's signature curriculum series helping gardeners make ecologically functional plantings.
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Junior Curator Day Camp

June 10, 2020

Young historians can learn what it takes to create and run a museum as they explore different museum careers.
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