Free Sci-Port admission on first Saturday of every month for DeSoto Parish residents
Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:00 pm
by Karen E. Wissing

Residents of DeSoto Parish have free admission to Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center on Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The DeSoto Parish Police Jury has made this possible for DeSoto Parish residents on the first Saturday of every month.

Since the promotion’s inception in early 2012, over 400 DeSoto Parish residents have taken advantage of it. DeSoto Parish schools also loans a teacher to Sci-Port part time to ensure Sci-Port’s educational programming coordinates with both DeSoto Parish Schools and Louisiana’s curriculum standards.

Visitors must show proof of residency in DeSoto Parish by presenting state-issued identification or a utility bill to receive free admission. Admission to Sci-Port includes access to over 290 hands-on exhibits, daily interactive programs and demonstrations and free entrance inside the Dayna and Ronald L. Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium. Admission does not include access to the IMAX Dome Theatre or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, the Center’s latest traveling Exhibition. Please visit for more information. Up-charge for experiencing Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition on DeSoto Days is as follows: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors and military and $8 for children.

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About Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, 70 interactive programs and demonstrations, a Space Center and Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX Dome Theatre, gift shop and café.  Sci-Port is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers; a LA Space Consortium member and is recognized by Parents magazine as one of the nation's ten best science centers.  The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours, IMAX showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at (877) 724-7678 or visit




Contact Info

Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


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