Programs, Events and Camps
 
National Parks Adventure IMAX® Sneak Preview
Thursday, February 11
FREE
Show times

4:30 p.m. – Members-only
6 p.m. – Members-only
7:30 p.m. – Open to general public
Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with IMAX® film National Parks Adventure. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, the film takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Members-only showings will begin with an introduction by special speaker, National Park Ranger Tim Van Cleave.

Pre-registration encouraged. Call (318) 424-8660 to reserve your spot today.
Made possible by the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities

  Scientist Spotlight
Saturday, February 13 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.
Free with Center admission
Sci-Port’s STEM Communications Institute brings local science professionals and their research to you! Interact with local scientists and learn about their exciting work, ranging from cancer research to ecology.


Romance Under the Stars Valentine's Dinner Experience
Sunday, February 14 • 6:30–11 p.m.
$150-$350 per couple
Spend this Valentine's Day under the stars for a romantic evening with your special someone at Sci-Port.
Enjoy a candlelit dinner by Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant as violinists serenade you and your fellow diners.
Then stargaze on our rooftop terrace and experience the romance as you dance underneath the stars inside our Space Dome Planetarium. All couples receive a long-stem red rose and special Valentine’s Day gift.

Complimentary valet parking provided. Click here for more information.
Hurry!
Tables cannot be guaranteed if reservation is not made prior to event. 60 tables available, prices vary by location.
One table purchase includes tickets for 2 guests. 
NSU Day
Saturday, February 20

Half-price admission for all Northwestern State University alumni, students, staff and employees with proof of status. Wear NSU gear for half-off IMAX® admission to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. show times!
 
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!
 
Mother's Day Out
First Friday of the Month*
9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. 

2.55 years old

$55 Members; $65 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!

Recurring Monthly Programs at Sci-Port

 

Citizen Science Saturdays*
*Begins Saturday, February 13

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
Wednesdays
3:30 p.m.
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
Second Saturday of each month
Free with Center 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.
Made possible by the Grayson Foundation and Lego Children’s Fund.
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: 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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