Sci-Port, NWS Remembers Hurricanes Katrina & Rita
Special programming takes place Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1
Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:00 am
by Karen Wissing

Shreveport, La. – Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, along with representatives of the National Weather Service, will present special programming to the public from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 related to remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Nine years ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. A weather balloon will be displayed in the Center’s lobby, with representatives from the National Weather Service on-hand to discuss it on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

Special programs for visitors will include making clouds, rain, lightning and tornadoes during the Weather Works demonstration and have a Geographic Reality Check with Katrina and Rita. Hurricane on the Bayou will screen inside the IMAX® Dome Theatre following a special video presentation by the National Weather Service. Programs are free with Center admission; additional costs apply for Hurricane on the Bayou screenings. 

To learn more about Sci-Port’s upcoming events and hours of operation, visit

About Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center
Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, voted the 2012 Attraction of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, 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

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Contact Info

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


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