Events & Special Series

Sci-Port's May FUN Day + IMAX!
Tuesday, May 6, 3 - 8 p.m.

FREE ($10 donation per family encouraged though not required)

Celebrate all things Sci-Port on Tuesday, May 6, with your family! In addition to our 290+ hands-on exhibits, we'll have rotating programs and a few community celebrities on site. Who are they? You'll have to come to find out! (Spoiler: there will be a LIVE kangaroo, along with critters from Critter Company!) Join us for special screenings of "Hurricane on the Bayou," too, at no cost!

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Science on the Rocks presents: The Science of Beer
Tuesday, May 6, 4 - 8 p.m.
Great Raft Brewing
FREE with $10 Suggested Donation

Consider yourself a beer buff? Join us once again for The Science of Beer on Tuesday,
May 6
. Harvey Kenney, biochemist and brewmaster at Great Raft, will share his expert knowledge about the science of beer and why certain brews are most pleasing to your palate. Plus, come enjoy on-site, beer-related experiments presented by Sci-Port staff! 
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Maker Family Workshop: Rube Goldberg Device Challenge
Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. - Noon
Free with Center Admission 

As a new program offering, our Maker Family Workshops are open to all families. During the Rube Goldberg Device Challenge, you and your family will have the opportunity to design, plan, build and test a Rube Goldberg Device using only re-purposed household materials to complete the end goal of playing a chime!

Workshops continue on the second Saturday of each month through August. Space is limited; to reserve your family’s spot, call Visitor Services at (318) 424-8660.

Treasure! your hunt has just begun...
Now Through May 11, 2014

Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone of every age.
An educational and entertaining exhibit, Treasure! explores the history
of treasures and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure — including you!

What is treasure? Who hunts for treasure? Why do they hunt treasure? How do people
hunt for treasure? What do you treasure? Explore these questions and take part in your
own treasure hunt when you visit Treasure!

Treasure! has several thematic areas and hands-on activities that allow you to try tools of treasure hunting and investigate treasures. Special exhibit features include actual artifacts from shipwrecks and other treasure sites.

Celebrate a Scientist With Us!
Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18
Free with Center Admission 

In honor of National Inventors Month, join us in celebrating Nikola Tesla. Tesla is known as the Father of AC Current, and "The Man Who Invented the 20th Century." Learn about his concept of alternating current and see us produce extremely high voltages using one of his greatest inventions, the Tesla Coil. (Warning: this show uses high voltage and may be loud. Audience members will be asked to cover ears at times.) 

Also, be sure to get your Nikola Tesla Trading Card, the seventh in Sci-Port's "Celebrate a Scientist" Monthly Series.

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

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