Events & Special Series
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: November 24 & 25, December 22 & 23,
Dec. 29 & 30 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.
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!
Friday, September 26, 8 – 11 p.m.
$3 Members; $5 Future Members
$10 for Scouts wishing to participate in activities designed to meet badge requirements
Our popular event for star enthusiasts has returned! Visit our rooftop to take a look
Plus, we’ll be showing Hubble in our IMAX® Dome Theatre at 8:15 p.m.!
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!
Additional admission charge applies ($6 Members; $9.50 Future Members; $6 Scouts).
Journey to the South Pacific
Members-Only IMAX Preview
Thursday, October 2; Showtimes at 4, 5 & 6 p.m.
FREE for DNA, Organization, Patron, Donor & Friend of Sci-Port Members
$5 for Discovery and Family Plus Members
Members, join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea! Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. Plus, Sci-Port Members will have a chance to make Coral Spawning Globes!
Join us for a catfish and chicken tender buffet dinner provided by Good Eats from 5 – 7 p.m.
Price is $5.95 for children and $10.95 for adults. Call (318) 424-8660 to reserve your showtime and/or dinner.
Family Maker Workshop
Saturday, October 11, 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.
2014-15 Caddo Professional Development Day Camps at Sci-Port
School is out for the kids, but you still have to work? Sci-Port has you covered! Due to numerous requests from Caddo Parish teachers, we are now offering day camps on Caddo Parish Professional Development Days.
Click here to learn more.
Tricks & Treats Night
Friday, October 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
Are you ready for Sci-Port’s tricks, or do you want some treats? Meet our Creatures of the Night – if you dare – including snakes and spiders! Take a walk through our Zombie Cemetery using your senses, make edible blood inside our Bat Cave, watch Dr. Frankenstein bring a monster to life, test your super hero skills and much, much more!
Don’t forget: our annual costume contest includes a family entry!
See the full list of activities and rules for the costume contest at here.
Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow with Paper Circuits!
Let It Glow Holiday Card Workshop
November 15, 22, 29 & Dec. 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 2 – 5 p.m.
$20 per person, per class, with 25 slots available.
Registration is required. Deadline to sign up is the Monday
before the Saturday’s class.
Children 8 and under require adult supervision.
Learn how to make your own light up holiday cards by using copper tape, a battery and LEDs! We’ll start by learning some simple paper circuitry in order to have a basic understanding of how circuits work (no soldering is required). You'll then choose from
two different design templates to make a personalized light up holiday card. We will
lay out the circuits together, you will customize your design, and take your card home
with you! Call (318) 424-8660 to reserve your spot today.
Materials included in this class are:
• Copper Tape • LEDs • Coin Cell Battery • LilyPad Button Board • Misc. Craft Supplies
*Classes are non-refundable. If you miss the workshop for any reason, you may pick up your class materials or reschedule to a later class (if available), no refunds will be made.
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!