Events & Special Series

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 
August 29 – September 1
Free with Center Admission 

Nine years ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. In remembrance
this event, a weather balloon will be displayed in our lobby, and Hurricane on the
screen in our IMAX® Dome Theatre following a special video presentation
by the National
Weather Service*. Plus, we’ll make clouds, rain, lightning and tornadoes
with our Weather
Works demonstration, have a Geographic Reality Check with
Katrina and Rita and make our own hurricane!

*The National Weather Service will have representatives here to discuss the weather
balloon in our lobby on Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31.

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

Known as “The Other Guy,” William Clark led the “Corps of Discovery” alongside Captain Meriweather Lewis. The two explored and mapped over 8,000 miles across the Louisiana Territory to the Pacific Ocean and back in a little over two years. Join us in celebrating Clark’s cartography (map-making) research this month!

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

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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