Scheduling Your Visit

  All teachers planning a field trip to Sci-Port should contact our educators. You’ll learn how to maximize your visit and discover amazing connections between curriculum standards and our permanent exhibit galleries. Plus, find out which programs are right for you and your classroom.

Allow time for programs. We encourage 60 minutes for regular school groups (90 minutes for School Pass Partners
), approximately 45 minutes for an IMAX® Dome Theatre film and 90 minutes for exploring Sci-Port's permanent exhibit galleries. Don't forget to schedule time for lunch and shopping in our Discoveries Unlimited Gift Shop
    Select your programs from the Program Catalog*. *(Pre-School - 2nd grade:
Sci-Port's  Pre-School - 2nd grade only days.)
 
   If your school is a Title I school, you may qualify for Admission Assistance. Special funds are set aside on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to inquire with the Registrar.

 
  Call (318) 424-8660 to make your reservation at least two weeks in advance. Assemble the following information before calling to reserve your field trip: 
   
  1. Contact information: Lead educator, school address, phone, fax
    and email.
  2. Attendees: Grade level(s), number of students, number of teachers and number of chaperones. sci-Port requires a minimum of one chaperone for every 10 students to escort your students during their visit.
  3. Dates and times: Visit date, alternate date, arrival time and
    departure time.
  4. Activities: Review your grade-appropriate programming options in our Program Catalog to choose the combination which best suits the needs of your students.
  5. Special needs: Please notify us of any special needs your students
    may have.
  6. Lunch order: If you want to order a lunch through Galaxy Café at Sci-Port, have the total number for each lunch package and drink selection ready. Lunch packages must be ordered and confirmed with the registrar/VSS within 4 business days of the visit; however, meal orders made at the time of booking are strongly preferred. Note: Inside lunchroom seating is reserved for classes ordering from Galaxy Café. Those bringing their own lunches may use outside seating around Sci-Port and across the street on the riverfront. Sci-Port will try to accommodate you in the case of inclement weather but cannot guarantee a seating area unless lunches have been purchased.
  7. Lunch changes of ten or more lunches must be given and confirmed with the registrar/VSS at least 24 hours in advance.
   
   
   
   
Thanks to the following $2,500 sponsors at Sci-Port's Mad Scientist Ball 2015. 
Their sponsorships help keep the costs of the school pass partner program affordable for Title I students.

 Gumbeaux Productions  Heard, McElroy & Vestal


 

• Download the Teacher Resource Guide(s) for the program(s) and/or IMAX® film you've booked. There you'll find the program description, matching GLE’s, Common Core Standards, NGSSs, and pre- and post-visit activities to prepare your students for their experience.
Call to schedule a personal tour and to review your field trip with one of our on-site educators.


 

Have a final headcount of all attendees, including chaperones and teachers,  ready for check-in.
Ask about daily Lagniappe experiences, rotating staff-led interactions with our exhibits and exhibit spaces, designed to ensure that your students receive the most memorable possible educational experience. Meet an animal, experience electricity and magnetism, join Becky on her Red River adventure, and find Earth in the night sky of our solar system’s other planets!

Combine money into one group payment and designate a representative to  make that payment. Sci-Port accepts school checks, major credit cards (Visa,  MasterCard,American Express and Discover) or cash. No envelopes with loose change, please.


 

Let us know how we can improve your next visit and evaluate our programs  using the School Visit Survey  provided by Sci-Port staff.
Complete the post-visit activities found in the Teacher Resource Guide you  downloaded prior to your visit.


CALL 318.424.8660      ONLINE      
 
BY FAX 

 

 
 
 

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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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