Events & Special Series
Beginning Monday, September 1 (we are open on Labor Day!), please note our new
hours of operation:
Wednesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sci-Port will be open the following days: September 1, November 25-26,
December 23-24, Dec. 30-31 and January 19, 2015.
Sci-Port closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24) and
New Years Eve (Wednesday, December 31). Sci-Port closes at 4 p.m. Saturday,
February 21, 2015 for Mardi Gras.
Remembering Hurricane Katrina
August 29 – September 1
Free with Center Admission
Nine years ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. In remembrance
of this event, a weather balloon will be displayed in our lobby, and Hurricane on the
Bayou will screen in our IMAX® Dome Theatre following a special video presentation
by the National Weather Service*. Plus, we’ll make clouds, rain, lightning and tornadoes
with our Weather Works demonstration, have a Geographic Reality Check with
Katrina and Rita and make our own hurricane!
*The National Weather Service will have representatives here to discuss the weather
balloon in our lobby on Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31.
Science on the Rocks Presents: The Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, August 23, 8 - 11 p.m.
$10; Open to 21+ (and your dog!)
Enjoy Sci-Port After Dark alongside your four-legged friend! View the stars for the
Dog Days of Summer, take a picture in our Pooch Booth and enjoy planetarium
presentations featuring your favorite animal constellations. Plus, all dogs will receive
healthy homemade treats, a Sci-Port bandanna and a dog print keepsake! Weather
permitting, we'll visit our woof-top to view constellations with Sci-Port's telescopes.
The Missing Link Food Truck, dog water stations, a makeshift dog park and cash bar
will be available.
Dogs must have current immunization tags.
Support Sci-Port at Twisted Root!
Wednesday, September 3, 4 - 9 p.m.
What do you like on your burger? Maybe it’s some goat cheese, a little bit of bacon or some pineapple salsa? Whatever your choice, be sure to add a side of science on Wednesday, September 4, to your order at Twisted Root, located at 8690 Line Ave. in Shreveport. Dine-in between 4 and 9 p.m., and 20% of your bill will go to support Sci-Port!
International Observe the Moon Night
Free with Center Admission
International Observe the Moon Night is a global campaign to encourage everyone
everywhere to observe - you guessed it - the moon! Visit Sci-Port to take part in fun,
hands-on activities and Space Dome presentations centered on the moon.
Join Sci-Port's Planetarium Manager Greg Andrews and members of the
Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical at the Ralph A. Worley Observatory for
a lunar observing (weather permitting).
Learn more at observethemoonnight.org/.
11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.: Moon Craters program
12:30 & 3:30 p.m.: "Back to the Moon: For Good" Space Dome film
1:30 & 4:30 p.m.: Rockin' Geology: Lunar Style program
8 - 11 p.m.: Moon Observations at Ralph A. Worley Observatory
Family Maker Workshop
Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. – Noon
Free with Center Admission
During the Rube Goldberg Device Challenge, you and your family will
have the opportunity to design, plan, build and test a Rube Goldberg Device using only re-purposed household materials to complete the
end goal of playing a chime!
Space is limited; to reserve your family’s spot, call Visitor Services
at (318) 424-8660.
Friday, September 26, 8 – 11 p.m.
$3 Members; $5 Future Members*
Our popular event for star enthusiasts has returned! Visit our rooftop to take a look at the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest galaxy to us at just over 2 million light years away! Use our telescopes – or bring yours from home – to take a look at Cygnus, Pegasus, Andromeda and Perseus, along with Antares and Vega! With activities for all ages and presentations in our Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium, you and your family won’t want to miss this!
Plus, we’ll be showing Hubble in our IMAX Dome Theatre at 8:15 p.m.! Additional admission charge applies ($6 Members; $9.50 Future Members).
First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Made possible by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury
Residents of DeSoto Parish will have free admission to Sci-Port: Louisiana's
Science Center’s permanent exhibit galleries on the first Saturday of each month
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visitors must show proof of residency in DeSoto Parish to
receive free admission. Admission to Sci-Port includes access to over 290 hands-on
exhibits, daily interactive programs and demonstrations and the Dayna and Ronald L. Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium. Access to Sci-Port’s current traveling exhibit may
incur a small upcharge, which typically applies to all general visitors.
First Wednesday of every month
Caddo Parish and Bossier City residents enjoy $3 admission to Sci-Port's Discovery
Areas, Space Center and Space Dome Planetarium! Please present your proof of
Caddo Parish or Bossier City residence to the Visitor Services desk.
- September - May, discount applies all day.
- June - August, discount is available from 10 a.m. - Noon.
- IMAX tickets may be purchased at discounted rate of $6 each.
Sponsored by the Caddo Parish Commission and Bossier City Council
Golden Days Matinee
We're not just your grandkids' science center!
Sci-Port is now offering discounted programming in the afternoons for senior adults. Our new Golden Days Matinee program will feature an IMAX film screening, access to all Discovery Areas, 10% discount in our gift shop and a small variety of card and board games to play, all for $9 per person. Call (318) 424-8660 to book your group!