Celebrate a Scientist and Meet an Astronaut!
April 18-19
Free with Center admission

Sci-Port is bringing you the monthly Celebrate a Scientist series again this month… and the scientist himself! Astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1996, and later piloted the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2002 for a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Celebrate all weekend by joining us for space-themed activities like water rockets and dropping by the Space Dome Planetarium for special programming.

You won't want to miss a showing of the IMAX® feature Hubble at 1:30 PM on April 19, followed by a special presentation by the guest of honor himself! Carey will be at Sci-Port from 3-5 PM to talk about his experiences, answer questions, and take photos.

*Carey's presentation is free with admission, but a ticket is required due to limited seating.

Sponsored by

Support Sci-Port at Rotolo's!
April 21 - All Day

Treat your friends and family to a meal at Rotolo's Pizzeria and support informal science education in your area while you do it!
On April 21, 10% of the day's profits at both Shreveport and Bossier City Rotolo's locations will be donated to Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center to help bring hands-on science to our area.

Any way you slice it, it all adds up. Eat pizza for science!
Rotolo's Pizzeria ι 1409 E. 70th Street  ι  Shreveport, LA 71105 & 5000 Benton Road ι Bossier City, LA 71111

Environmental Education Week
April 21-26
Free with Center Admission

Join Sci-Port in exploring current environmental topics during Environmental Education Week from April 21-26. Participate in demonstrations about glaciers, soil, watershed pollution, and even learn how animals in the arctic stay warm using blubber!
Be sure not to miss famous New York artist Marlene Yu’s art exhibit, Melting Glaciers, currently hanging in the Sci-Port lobby area. Top off your Sci-Port visit with IMAX® features To the Arctic and Journey to the South Pacific.

Special programs sponsored by Beaird Foundation 

Piggy Bank Hoedown
Friday, May 1, 5-8 PM

Earn or raise money for your favorite science center! Kids who participate in our Give for Good Piggy Bank Drive and raise at least $10 are invited to a special Hoedown just for them! Simply return on Friday, May 1 with a well-fed piggy bank (available in the Sci-Port lobby starting March 30th). Farmers will be on hand to count your donation!

Sci-Port’s May Fun Day
Tuesday, May 5, 3–8 PM
FREE ($10 donation per family encouraged though not required)

Celebrate all things Sci-Port on Tuesday, May 5, with your family! In addition to our 290+ hands on exhibits, we’ll have rotating programs and a few community celebrities. Who are they? You’ll have to come to find out!

Tuesday, May 5, at 4 PM
Chimi V's in Bossier City
21+ only
Free ($10 donation encouraged)

Treat yourself to Mexican food and a little science while you Give for Good on May 5. Chimi V's Fajita Factory is hosting Sci-Port's Science on the Rocks presents: Mixology as part of Sci-Port's Give for Good. Our scientists will be on hand to make strawberry DNA extraction cocktails, liquid nitrogen drinks, and entertain the whole table with science demonstrations. Give for Good, and Do it for Science!

Mother’s Day at Sci-Port
May 9-10
Free with Center Admission

What says “I love you, Mom” more than cookies and flowers? Make a gift for mom and learn some science at Sci-Port on
Mother’s Day weekend! Make the mother in your life a special flower while you explore the anatomy of flowering plants.
And don’t go home hungry — make a “mitochondrial cookie” as you learn all about mitochondrial DNA- a special form of
DNA that is only inherited from mom! 

  Itty Bitty Scientists: Little Learners
Wednesdays 3:30 PM (Jan. 7 – May 27, 2015) 
Free with center admission

Part of our Itty Bitty Scientists series, Little Learners is fun, hands-on science for toddlers and pre-schoolers age 2-5
and their grownups. Little Learners gather in a group to read a story, complimented by interacted activities that follow. Each week,
children focus on developing skills like color and shape recognition, counting, and motor skills.
Each session lasts 30 - 45 minutes and takes place in the Franks Foundation Solarium.

DeSoto Days
First Saturday of every month
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 AM - 5 PM 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

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 AM - 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

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