In addition to programs listed in our Program Catalog, Sci-Port offers these unique programs that are suited for different grade levels or address particular subject matters. Call (318) 424-8660 to sign up! Plus, be sure to check back later for more special programs as new programs are added throughout the school year.
Note: Please call to verify programs listed below; dates and events are subject to change.
September through March, Special programs on the second Wednesday of each month
focus on pre-school pre-emergent literacy skills and will include a story related to the theme of
the day. Program times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon and 1 p.m. Book early by calling
(318) 424-8660; programs fill fast!
Regional Autonomous Robotic Competitions (RARC) (Grades: 4th–12th)
Saturdays, November 14, February 20 and April 30
Open to all educators and students in the Ark-La-Tex region
These robotic competitions have been created and designed through a partnership between
Sci-Port, Bossier Parish Schools, and the Cyber Innovation Center.
The three different competitions are interrelated, but students will learn and develop a variety of
skills for the different challenges. For more information, call the Cyber Innovation Center at
(318) 759-1600, or contact Henry Mejia at Henry.Mejia@BossierSchools.org.
Interested in robotics or just looking to advance your robotics training? Check out one of Sci-Port's Robotics Educator Workshops.
National Chemistry Week Celebration (Grades: K–8th)
4th– 8th grades: Friday, October 21, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Chemistry colors our world! Exploring the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light during National Chemistry Week (NCW). NCW is a community-based annual event that unites American Chemical Society local sections, businesses, schools and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. Join local chemistry professors Dr. Wayne Gustavson and Dr. Tom Ticich as they help your students explore National Chemistry Week with this year's theme!
15th Annual High School Engineering Olympics (Grades: 9th–12th)
Tuesday, February 21, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Calling all high school engineering students! Go for the gold at Sci-Port's 15th Annual High School Engineering Olympics. Students will work with practicing engineers to complete engineering
challenges designed by Sci-Port in different branches of engineering. Outstanding teams will
receive recognition and awards. Limit one class of 25 students per school. Teams must register
at least two weeks prior to February 21. Limited space is available; call now to reserve your spot.
Middle School Engineering Challenges (Grades: 6th–8th)
February 22–24, 9, 10 & 11 a.m.
Your middle school students can explore engineering during this year’s National Engineers Week. Each class will participate in designing and building an engineering project using
their unique skills, and teams within your class will compete against each other. Please plan an
hour timeslot for your class.
Severe Weather Awareness Day (Grades: 5th–8th)
March 3, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Let your students experience weather education while working with professional meteorologists. For more information, contact our Sponsored Programs Manager at (318) 424-8675.
Brain Awareness Week (Grades: 3rd–8th)
March 15–17, 11 a.m. & Noon
Elementary and middle school students will join scientists, students and graduate students from local colleges and universities to explore the human brain and learn about factors that influence addiction, olfaction, memory and more. Call early to book your timeslot for your class.
National Environmental Education (Grades: Grades: K–2nd)
April 19–21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education. It is held each year the week before Earth Day and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. For more information contact our Sponsored Programs Manager at (318) 424-8675, or email us at email@example.com.
Astronomy Week (Grades: 8th–12th)
Jan 25–27, 10 a.m–1 p.m.
Because National Astronomy Week typically falls too late in the year for teachers to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, Sci-Port is celebrating astronomy in January instead! Sign up your students
for one of these programs*:
- How Big is That Star?: Measure the diameter of stars using data from a binary star system.
- Exploring Sunspots: Learn the history and in-depth science of sunspots and how to estimate the size of a sunspot.
- How to Make a Comet: Explore the dynamical relationship between the Sun and comets.
* All programs are one-hour in length and feature 30 minutes of solar observations, weather permitting . In the event of inclement weather, the movie Secrets of the Sun will be shown in the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium.
Teacher Appreciation Week
April 30–May 6
Give Sci-Port a chance to thank you for all you! To show our appreciation, you and your immediate* family may come to our center for free. Additionally, you will receive 15% off in the Discoveries Unlimited Gift Shop on educator items, and everyone in your group will receive discounted IMAX® admission and a 20% discount at our Galaxy Café. Plus, anytime that you visit Sci-Port during the 2016-2017 school year, your name will be added in to a drawing to win a Sci-Port Discovery Membership. The winner will be drawn on Friday, May 5 during Teacher Appreciation Week. This membership includes free admission for up to five people to Sci-Port all year long!
*Immediate family includes your parents, spouse and children.