General Admission is $12 for ages 12 months and up and includes all day admission to POP and the Upper and Lower Levels of the Center. All visitors are welcome to attend and participate in the daily, public programs throughout the center, including the planetarium programs. Unless otherwise stated, there is no separate charge for daily, public programs, which includes the planetarium programs.*
Group pricing information is located further below.
*Please note we typically experience a high volume of group visits from March to May. This may affect the schedule we offer for the general public.
The IMAX Dome Theater at Sci-Port is the only IMAX Dome Theatre in the state of Louisiana. IMAX’s large film format combined with a curved screen three stories tall means the audience doesn’t just watch a movie – they are immersed in it. To see what’s playing, view the IMAX schedule below. Tickets are $8 per person, ages 3 and up.
(Entrance is in the Lower Level in the lobby.)
Hours of Operation
Power of Play
Located on the Upper Level of the center, the Power of Play (POP) Children’s Museum is a “town” designed for children 8 and under. Young visitors can role-play and pretend they are doctor, a veterinarian, a banker, a fashion designer and more. Other areas allow visitors to use their creativity and building skills via LEGOs, Blue Blocks and other manipulatives. Parental/adult involvement is strongly encouraged while young visitors explore at their own pace.
Located on the Lower Level of the center, the Exploration Gallery contains many of our “fan favorite” exhibits. These beloved, interactive exhibits have sparked curiosity in visitors for successive generations and continue to joyously provide an opportunity to explore varied subjects of science from physics, to logic, to electricity, to engineering and several others topics. Don’t forget to ask about petting one of our animals!
AEP SWEPCO Demonstration Theater
Located on the Lower Level, the AEP SWEPCO Demonstration Theater is one of the main areas where our daily, featured demonstrations take place. The presenter thrills the audience with feats that produce thunderous noise, searing balls of fire, amazing color changes, zaps of lightning bolts, and other experiments that tantalize the senses. Find out how we can make your hair stand up on your head!
Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium
The Planetarium combines a 16 million pixel E&S Laser Projector system, Digistar 3 software, and a 12 m curved screen to bring the universe to your fingertips. Visitors can visit planets in and outside our solar system, fly through the stars, review constellations, learn about secrets of the universe ,and much more. The Planetarium’s unique interactive programs are the only such programs in the world and are designed to allow the audience members to dictate the display.
Sci-Port Discovery Center provides a fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology. Sci-Port serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life, and encourages a passion for life-long learning.
IMAX Dome Theatre
Schedule begins March 15 and is subject to change
Wednesday – Thursday*
11:00 AM Superpower Dogs
2:00 PM Pandas
*Wednesday show times are subject to change without notification
Friday – Saturday
11:00 AM Superpower Dogs
12:00 PM Pandas
2:15 PM National Parks Adventure
3:30 PM Superpower Dogs
12:30 AM Superpower Dogs
1:30 PM Pandas
2:30 PM Superpower Dogs
3:30 PM National Parks Adventure
All films are 45 minutes in length. No late entries or reentries allowed.
Group Field Trip Information
Groups of 10 or more people that book in advance qualify for group rates for general admission to the center. Groups are scheduled within a four-hour time slot from 10 am – 2 pm. Your group may arrive early (doors open at 9 am). As part of the general admission, each time slot may* include:
– one 30-minute Planetarium program
– one 30-minute small group program
– free exploration (Grades PK-2 or similar age groups will be directed to the POP Children’s Museum. Grades 3rd and up or similar age groups will be directed to the Lower Level)
– lunch, if you opt to lunch at our facilities. If you would like to order lunch, please contact Rachel at 318 422 1682.
You may add on an IMAX show for an additional cost.
*Scheduling a program may not always be possible from March thru May due to the high volume of visits we typically experience during that time. If you strongly desire to have programs for your group visit, please let us know when reserving.
We strongly encourage you to book two weeks in advance of your arrival. To make a reservation, please email email@example.com or call 318 383 9868.
Groups of 10 or more that book in advance qualify for the following rates:
– $10/person for general admission
– $8/person for IMAX-only
– $16/person for general admission and IMAX
There is no charge for 1 teacher/school staff per 10 students up to a maximum of 12 teachers/school staff. Proper identification is required. This excludes an IMAX-only visit.
Non-school personnel/chaperones associated with the group receive the group price of $10/person for general admission or $16/person if the group is including IMAX.
Advanced payment is not required for school groups.
Financial assistance is available for all Caddo Parish schools. You must reserve your visit first before seeking financial assistance. After confirming the date of your visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request admissions assistance.
Q: What is included in the Lower Level?
A: The Lower Level of our center features the Exploration Gallery, the SWEPCO Demonstration Area, the 1st floor of the Space Center, and access to the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium. More details for each section are provided near the top of this page.
Q: Can I book a field trip on a day Sci-Port is normally closed?
A: Yes but there are requirements that must be met. Please email or call to discuss your options.
Q: Is it possible to bring more than 120 students?
A: Yes it is. Please call or email so that we can discuss your options.
Q: Do all teachers have free admission?
A: No. Only 1 teacher/school staff for every 10 students is not charged admission. If your group has 9 students, then no teacher/school staff qualifies for free admission. If your group has 10 – 19 students, then 1 teacher/school staff qualifies for free admission. If your group has 20 – 29 students, then 2 teachers/school staff qualify for free admission. Etc.
Q: My group is not a traditional school group (ex. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, daycare, etc). Can my group qualify for the school group discount?
A: As long as your group has 10 or more persons, and you are paying as a group, you qualify for the group discount.
Q: My group is not a traditional school group (ex. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, daycare, etc). Will the chaperones receive free admission?
A: If your group is from an educational institution, and has individuals that are employed by the institution serving as chaperones, then each chaperone will not be charged an admission with the same 10:1 ratio used for schools up to a maximum of 12 chaperones. Proper identification is required.
POP Birthday Party
You can host a birthday party at the center. Our hours of operation are Thursday – Saturday, 9 to 5 and Sundays, noon to 5. You and your guests would have usage of the Caesar’s Foundation Party Area or Mudd Family Designer’s Workshop for 2 hours (either 10 am – Noon or 2 – 4 pm) as well as all day access to POP and the upper and lower levels of the center. You may bring outside refreshments including cake, drinks, ice cream, etc., and can arrive 1 hour early to decorate. Pricing is $300.
A deposit of $100 is required when booking for us to hold the date/time. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event.
Parties include admission for up to 30 guests. A guest is considered to be anyone who attends your event. Additional guests would be welcome but at an additional up-charge of $10/person, regardless of age.
Please send an email to email@example.com for inquiries.
Get In Touch
- For general questions, please contact us via our Facebook page, send an email, or call 318 424 3466.
- For questions about memberships: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reservations, field trips, birthdays, and other group events: email@example.com
- For questions from the media: sciportED@sciport.org
- For Red River STEM, email J.E. Pierson, Jr. - jpierson@BWOR.com or call 318 934 0202
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