Programs & Events


POP Yoga


Every Monday 
9-9:45 a.m.
Free and only available to members
Sci-Port members can get physical every Monday at POP Yoga! This exercise is perfect for families with children 8 and under to do together.

Presented by Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport-Bossier
 
Help Build Dreams Brick
by Brick
Support Sci-Port’s newest addition, Power of Play (POP) Children’s Museum by purchasing a brick.
Bricks are $200 and can be customized with two lines of text, allowing 25 characters per line including spaces.
Call (318) 424-3466 or email development@sciport.org to purchase your brick. Your donation is tax-deductible. For more information on purchasing a brick and/or to purchase online, click here. 

Easter Eggstravaganza
Hop down the bunny trail to Sci-Port for a week of Easter-themed programming! 


April 8-15


Free with LSSC admission
Parachuting Egg Drop
, 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. 

Can you parachute your egg to safety?
Natural Easter Egg Dyes, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. 
Use some kitchen chemistry to dye an egg the natural way!
Eggs-cellent Experiments, Noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
A demonstration of different experiments using common Easter-themed items.
Tinkering Station, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m 
Join us in the Solarium for an engaging mix of open-ended challenges. Design, build, explore and create! Create a method to safely deliver an egg to an empty basket, and launch an egg in our trebuchet!
Chocolate Bunny Dissections 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Join us at our mobile laboratory to see what goes into a chocolate bunny. 
Tinkering Station 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Weekends, Summers and Holidays 
Free with LSSC admission
The Tinkering Station  allows children and parents to engage in open-ended projects and programs. These programs help kids develop problem-solving skills and combine elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Some programs include the airmail challenge, safe descent, straw skyscrapers and airplane golf. 

Spring Break Fun in the Sun
March 27-April 2  
Price: Free with LSSC admission
Join us for Rooftop Fun in the Sun on the Windham Rooftop Terrace! View sun spots and participate in a variety of other activities focused on our favorite star! 

Feather Fest at Texas Avenue Makers Fair

April 1

Price: Free
Sci-Port will be onsite at the Texas Avenue Makers Fair for the second-annual Feather Fest. Celebrate all things birds while you enjoy the spring fair!

Bug Bazaar

Saturday, April 22 
Price: $3 
Save the date for Sci-Port’s second-annual Bug Bazaar, featuring bugs on parade! The event will showcase creepy crawlers of all types and activities for children and families.  

Members-Only

Mud Day 

Thursday, June 29 
In honor of International Mud Day, Sci-Port will host our first-ever Members-Only Mud Day! Details to come.

Every Child Ready
to Read
 
in partnership with Shreve Memorial Library 

9:30-10:15 a.m.
March 11 
April 8 
May 13 
June 10 
July 8 
August 12 

Jones Room 
Price: Free, available to parents of children ages 5 and under 
Parents can join POP and Shreve Memorial Library staff the second Saturday of every month through August for Every Child Ready to Read, a free workshop to encourage reading for kids ages 5 and under. Parents will learn to engage with their children through simple daily activities to ensure they are developing early literacy skills.

 Citizen Science Saturdays

Saturdays,
11 a.m. Citizen Science Initiative
2 p.m. Bird Walk

Free with LSSC 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.
 
Maker Family Workshop

Every first and third Sunday of the month
10 a.m.–Noon
Free with LSSC  admission,
Pre-registration suggested

This monthly workshop gives families the opportunity to engage in activities that challenge them to learn and employ new skills as they design and build a device based on a specific theme. Call (318) 424-3466 to register.

Funded by Committee of 100.

Itty Bitty Scientists, Little Learners

Saturdays,
9:30-10:15 a.m.

Free with LSSC 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 JPMorgan Chase Grand Lobby.


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

 
Celebrate a Scientist

Every third weekend of
the month
Free with  LSSC 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 and Sunday 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  LSSC 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!
Library Pass Program 

Through a partnership with Shreve Memorial Library, guests can check out a Sci-Port membership to LSSC or POP. Visit any of Shreve Memorial Library's branches to check out your pass! All you need is a library card. 

Golden
Days Matinee
We're not just your grandkids' science center!
This afternoon program for senior adults features an IMAX® film screening, access to all LSSC, a 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!


 DeSoto Days

First Saturday
and Sunday of
every month
Residents of DeSoto Parish enjoy free admission to  LSSC or POP, 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.

Wonderful Wednesdays

First Wednesday of every month
Enjoy $3 admission to LSSC or POP! 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
    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.

 
 
 

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Contact Info

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

Sci-Port Staff

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