Events & Special Series

Pi Day
March 14
Free with Center admission

When else do you get to combine delicious baked goods and math except on Pi Day? Sci-Port is the place to be for this most honored holiday celebrated by math and science enthusiasts from around the world. Make a bracelet that codes for the digits of pi, learn the significance of the famous constant, and of course… eat pie.

Brain Awareness Week
March 14-21
Free with Center admission

Brain Awareness week is part of a global effort to raise awareness for brain research and neuroscience. Visit Sci-Port to observe a live sheep brain dissection and learn the parts and functions of the brain during this year's Brain Awareness Week. Also learn about the most basic unit of the brain- a neuron- and how they work together to transmit impulses throughout your body.

Scientist Spotlight Series and Spark of Curiosity Expo
March 21
Scientist Spotlight Series: 9 AM-12 PM and 2-5 PM
Spark of Curiosity Expo: 12-2 PM
Free with Center admission

This day at Sci-Port is sure to inspire both big and little scientists alike. Come meet local science professionals from Sci-Port’s STEM Communications Institute at the Scientist Spotlight series, held in two sessions (9 AM-12 PM and 2-5 PM). Engage with them as they share their research with you and answer your questions about their fascinating work, which ranges from bio-engineering fuels to cancer research.

From 12-2 PM, join us for our third annual Spark of Curiosity Expo, which features science projects of the Regional Science Fair that show the most originality and desire to satisfy one’s own curiosity about the world around us. Be inspired by the scientific creativity of our local kids as they share their work with you, and maybe even feel that spark of curiosity for yourself.

Dogs After Dark Star Party
March 21, 8-11 PM
$10 Members
$12 Future Members
$7 for 12 and under
Party with your pooch at Sci-Port! This Star Party is for two-legged and four-legged friends alike. The evening's astronomy will focus on the Canis Major and Canis Minor constellations in honor of our canine friends. It also features presentations in the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium and stargazing on the Windham Family Rooftop Terrace, along with other dog-friendly astronomy activities.

  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.

NOTE: For Saturday, March 7, DeSoto Days will be moved to Sunday, March 8 due to Sci-Port being closed for MSB.

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 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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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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