Programs, Events and Camps

Jr. Balloon Building Championships
presented by Sci-Port and Red River Hot Air Balloon Rally
Workshops: Saturdays in May at 1 p.m.
Competitions: Saturdays in June at 9 a.m.
Final Competition: July 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Take flight this summer at Sci-Port! Sci-Port and Red River Balloon Rally will offer balloon workshops during May, led by a balloonist, and balloon competitions in June, culminating in the Red River Balloon Rally’s Jr. Balloon Building Championships in July. Balloon building allows kids to explore physics, patience and creativity.
Competitors must pre-register the Friday before they plan to compete by 5 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Star Spangled Shark Week 
June 27-July 4
Free with Center admission, Sci-Port closes at 2 p.m. July 4
Take a bite out of science at Star Spangled Shark Week. Witness a shark dissection, learn the science of fireworks and discover how sharks navigate the deep with specialized programming.
Fireworks Fun, Noon and 4 p.m.
Shark Dissection, 2 p.m. 
Comparative Anatomy, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Throughout the day: Shark Sense, Flying Fins and Fearsome Floaters

  BOOM! A 4th of July Science Celebration
Monday, July 4 • 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Reservation deadline: July 1, 2016
Join Sci-Port for specialized Independence Day programming and a great view of the riverfront for fireworks July 4 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Take a break from the heat while you wait for the show without losing your viewing spot for this family-friendly event. Tickets include food and access to Sci-Port. A cash bar will also be available. There are two ticket offerings: Rooftop VIP and General Admission.

For details and full pricing, click here.

  See National Parks Adventure for free, 1 p.m.
July 4

Price: Free (IMAX only)
Celebrate 100 years of national parks with our IMAX film National Parks Adventure, narrated by Robert Redford. This free showing is made possible by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
The Chemistry of Hair, in partnership with Chemistry Hair Salon
July 9
Free with Center admission
Chemistry Hair Salon and Sci-Port will showcase the science behind hair.
Chemistry of Hair Demonstrations: Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Wacky Hair Station: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Microscope Hair ID: Throughout the day


Eventbrite - Dogs After Dark Star Party
 
Dogs After Dark Star Party
Friday, July 22, 8-11 p.m.
Price: Members $10, Future Members $12, Member Child $6, Future Member Child $8 (plus tax)
*All ages welcome, but alcohol will be served*
Enjoy Sci-Port after dark with your four-legged friend to see the stars. Planetarium presentations will feature animal constellations, and rooftop viewing will be available to discuss the night sky as it relates to our canine friends. Pooches can enjoy treat stations, and humans can enjoy a cash bar and food truck. Remember your pup’s night on the town at our photo op. 

RULES:
1. Dogs must wear current rabies tag on collar.
2. Dogs must be on a leash the entire time of the event, and owners must have possession of dog leash at all times.
3. Owner waives liability to Sci-Port and the City of Shreveport for any injury or damage caused by pet. Owners are solely liable for injuries or damages caused by their dog.

Parent's Night Out
Second Saturday of the Month*
6:3010:30 p.m. 

5–12 years old

$30 Members; $40 Future-Members
Half-day camps for itty bitty campers on the first Friday of each month allow parents to run errands
while their little scientists learn and play at Sci-Port.

Click here for dates* and more information!
Summer Science Blast Day Camps
K10th Grades • 9 a.m.–4p.m.
Weekly from May 30–July 29*
Price Per Week: $165 Members, $185 Future Members
*
There will be no Summer Science Blast Day Camps during the week of July 4–8.
Our Summer Science Blast Day Camps are just what you need to ensure a fun, safe and educational experience for your children this summer. Click here for more information.
Itty Bitty Scientists Half-Day Camps
35 years old as of May 30, 2016 9 a.m.–4p.m.
Weekly from May 30–August 12*
Price Per Week: $120 Members, $125 Future Members
*There will be no Summer Science Blast Day Camps from June 13–July 8.

Pre-Schoolers enjoy captivating demonstrations, perform simple science experiments and discover how science can help us to better understand the world around us.
Click here for more information.

Recurring Monthly Programs at Sci-Port

 
Citizen Science Saturdays
Saturdays • 11 a.m. Citizen Science Initiative • 2 p.m. Bird Walk
Free with Center admission
Leave your mark on science by collecting and submitting data for active research projects from around the world! Rotating programs include identifying animals caught on trail cameras in Africa, recording data on insects and searching for galaxies. Stick around for a guided bird walk at 2 p.m., after which you can submit your observations to an online database.
First Saturday of the month: Collect data about ants and other insects.
Second Saturday of the month: Look for evidence of dust rings around distant stars.
Third Saturday of the month: Identify species caught on trail cameras in Kenya.
Fourth Saturday of the month: Search for and classify galaxies.
Fifth Saturday of the month: Wildcard citizen science.



Itty Bitty Scientists, Little Learners
Wednesdays,
11 a.m. and Noon
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.

Made possible by the Grayson Foundation and Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

Maker Family Workshop
Part of Creativity Garden – Where young minds go to grow.
Select Saturdays
Sci-Port Discovery Center and Shreve Memorial Library branches
Click here for dates and locations
Maker Family Workshop, part of Creativity Garden, brings a series of free* Saturday morning workshops held throughout the community in partnership with Shreve Memorial Library. During the series, families engage in a variety of activities challenging them to learn and employ new skills in order to design and build a device or project based on the day’s theme!
* Workshops held at Sci-Port Discovery Center are free with Center admission.

Initiated by funding from Grayson Foundation and LEGO Children’s Fund and currently part of the Creativity Garden - a nationwide project of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, generously supported by Disney.
Celebrate a Scientist
Every third weekend of the month
Free with Center admission
Start your very own trading card collection and monthly tradition by being a part of Sci-Port’s Celebrate a Scientist series. On the third Saturday of each month, Sci-Port honors a scientist whose birthday falls in that month by providing hands-on science activities based around their research, as well as take-home Celebrate a Scientist trading cards. This series is perfect for budding scientists, children and grown-ups alike!
 
Adventures in Robotics
Every second and fourth Sunday of each month; 14 p.m.
Free with Center admission
Delve into the exciting world of robotics every second and fourth Sunday at Sci-Port. Learn programming skills with our LEGO EV3 robots and practice them using programming software, with Sci-Port staff guiding you as you explore at your own pace. For those not quite ready to make the plunge into programming, Sci-Port offers robotics challenges using remotely controlled LEGO NXT robots for varying skill-levels of robot-lovers.

Ways to Save at Sci-Port!
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!
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.

      •  SeptemberMay, discount applies all day.
      •  JuneAugust, discount is available from 9 a.m.Noon.
      •  IMAX® tickets may be purchased at discounted rate of $6 each.
Sponsored by the Caddo Parish Commission and Bossier City Council.
 
DeSoto Days
First Saturday and Sunday of every month
Residents of DeSoto Parish enjoy free admission* to Sci-Port's permanent exhibit galleries, discounted IMAX® tickets and a 10% discount in Discoveries Unlimited Gift Shop every first Saturday and Sunday of the month.
DeSoto Days are made possible by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury.

*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.



 
 
 

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Sci-Port Discovery 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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