Events & Special Series

New Hours
Beginning Monday, September 1, 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.

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
September 6
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.
Learn more at

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 

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.

Solar System Saturdays
See real Moon Rocks and more!*
Saturdays in September
Free with Center Admission

Explore the realm of our solar system with a series of hands-on activities and planetarium presentations on each Saturday in September! Each Saturday will feature a different
topic – all free with Center admission.

*Moon Rocks will be available for viewing on Saturdays, September 6 and 13 only.


Celebrate at Scientist (and Science Fair Bootcamp!) 
Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21

Free with Center admission 

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault with programming inspired by his famous pendulum, and be sure to get your Foucault trading card, the eleventh in Sci-Port's "Celebrate a Scientist" Monthly Series. This weekend we’ll also offer programming designed to help students (and their parents) understand how to pull off a winning Science Fair project!  Science Fair-friendly programming will include “The Period of a Pendulum,” “Pop Rockets” and a special demonstration designed to highlight the Method to the Madness. Plus, visit our Science on a Roll Mobile Laboratory for answers to all of your Science Fair questions! 

Star Party
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).

DeSoto Days
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. 

Wonderful Wednesdays
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!


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Contact Info

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Main Line: (318) 424-3466
Toll free: 1-877-SCIPORT (1-877-724-7678)
Fax: (318) 222-5592

Sci-Port Staff

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