Events & Special Series

Fifth Annual Back to School Healthy Checkup at Sc-Port
Friday, August 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m

Registration is now closed, but you may call (318) 681-4278 for more information.

Join Sci-Port, Christus Schumpert, KTAL NBC 6 and many others for this years Back to School Healthy Checkup event.

Parents and students in the Arklatex are preparing for the upcoming school year and we want to help. Sci-Port is proud to partner again with Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier and KTAL NBC 6 for the Back to School Healthy Checkup. It's an event that helps local students with school supplies and fun, but it also helps them start the school year off with healthy minds and healthy bodies.


Stories Under the Stars for Itty Bitties Returns!
Wednesdays, Now - Aug. 6, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m.
Free with Center admission 

Planning to bring your young scientist(s) to Sci-Port for Itty Bitty Scientists:
Little Learners? If so, join us for Stories Under the Stars, a program for tiny astronomers focused on learning about space. Our Space Dome staff will
read a children's book related to space and present a short planetarium show
highlighting our solar system.

Itty Bitty Scientists: Little Learners
Wednesdays, Now - August 6, 11 a.m. or Noon
Free with Center admission

Itty Bitty Scientists: Little Learners is fun, hands-on science for toddlers and
pre-schoolers age 2-5 and their grownups! Each session lasts between
30 - 45 minutes and will start off with a story centered on the topic of the day.
Plus, join us for Stories Under the Stars in our Space Dome, at either
10:30 or 11:30 a.m.

New this year: Make it an entire morning of pre-school fun! “One World One Sky:
Big Bird’s Adventure” will show in our Space Dome at 12:30 p.m. each
Wednesday throughout the Little Learners program.

Splash of Science
June 7 – July 27, Monday - Sunday 

Beat the heat this summer with Sci-Port and Splash Kingdom!

Visitors of Splash Kingdom may bring their proof of purchase or Season Pass to
Sci-Port to receive a buy one, get one free discount on IMAX® Dome Theatre films.
Similarly, a Sci-Port proof of sale or Membership card will grant visitors to Splash
Kingdom $5 off each general admission for those 42” and up.

Both discounts are valid for up to four guests at either attraction and cannot
be used with any other offer

Maker Family Workshop: Rube Goldberg Device Challenge
Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m.  Noon
Free with Center Admission 

As a new program offering, our Maker Family Workshops are open to all families.
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.

Celebrate a Scientist
Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17
Free with Center admission

William Clark (of Lewis & Clark)


Science on the Rocks Presents: The Dog Days of Summer 
Saturday, August 23, 8 - 11 p.m. 
$10; Open to all dog enthusiasts (ages 21+) and their pooch

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.

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.
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

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

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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