Programs, Events and Camps
  Remembering Katrina, August 27-28, 2016
Eleven years ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. In remembrance of this event, Sci-Port will offer weather-themed programming. Programs are free with Center admission. The IMAX film, Hurricane on the Bayou, costs $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and $6 for members. 


Schedule of Events: 
Weather Balloon: Lobby, throughout the day
Hurricane on the Bayou and video presentation by the National Weather Service: IMAX Dome Theater, Noon & 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Animals of the Wetlands: Red River Gallery, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Weather Works: SWEPCO Demonstration Theater, Noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Hurricane Bottle: SOAR 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National Weather Service staff will be present to provide weather related information and answer questions.

Recurring Monthly Programs at Sci-Port

 
Citizen Science Saturdays
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.



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; 10 a.m. - Noon

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.
Funded by Community of 100.
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 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 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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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

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