Programs & Events

 

 
Shark Week* at Sci-Port!
Saturday, July 22-28
Free with LSSC Admission
Take a bite out of science at Shark Week! Witness a shark dissection, learn about other sea creatures and discover how sharks navigate the deep with specialized programming.

*This is not an exhibit.

Back to School Health Fair
Saturday, July 29 • 9 a.m. - Noon
Join us for the 3rd Annual Back to School Health Fair presented by
University Health Shreveport and Sci-Port Discovery Center

This year's family fun event comes with FREE entry to Sci-Port only (no POP entry), door prizes, FREE health screenings, FREE backpacks, FREE flouride varnish and much more.

Register here.
Eclipse Programming
August 16-20
Free with LSSC Admission
Come join us for a week of eclipse programming leading up to the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. It will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States. Locally, we will experience the eclipse from 11:46 a.m.–2:46 p.m., with the maximum (78% obscured) at 1:17 p.m. The previous time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918 eclipse.
  • Rotation Station – Rotate, revolve, tilt and experience an eclipse. Plus, learn how to view an eclipse safely. (10 a.m.–4 p.m. on the SOAR Cart )
  • Celestial Conga – Model the cosmic dance as the earth revolves around the sun and the moon revolves around the earth. (11 a.m. & 2 p.m. in the Designers Workshop.)
  • Sunspotting on the Rooftop – Learn about the Sun and how to view it safely, weather permitting. (10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. on the rooftop)
  • Secrets of the Sun – Find out what solar observatories are discovering about our star.
    (11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. in the Space Dome)
  • Earth, Moon, Sun – Explore the dynamical relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun.
    (12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. in the Space Dome)


POP Yoga
Free and only available to members
Sci-Port members can get physical every Monday at POP Yoga!
This exercise is perfect for families with children 8 and under to do together.


August 7 - POP Yoga Under the Stars9-9:45 a.m. in the Planetarium
August 21 - POP Yoga Under the Stars9-9:45 a.m. in the Planetarium

Presented by Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport-Bossier  
Help Build Dreams Brick by Brick
Support Sci-Port’s newest addition, Power of Play (POP) Children’s Museum by purchasing a brick. Bricks are $200 and can be customized with two lines of text, allowing 25 characters per line including spaces.
Call (318) 424-3466 to purchase your brick. Your donation is tax-deductible.
For more information on purchasing a brick and/or to purchase online, click here. 
Tinkering Station
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekends, Summers and Holidays 
Free with LSSC admission
The Tinkering Station allows children and parents to engage in open-ended projects and programs. These programs help kids develop problem-solving skills and combine elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Some programs include the airmail challenge, safe descent, straw skyscrapers and airplane golf.
Made possible by the Grayson Foundation.

Every Child Ready to Read 
in partnership with Shreve Memorial Library 
9:30-10:15 a.m. in Jones Room
March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8  & August 12 
Price: Free, available to parents of children ages 5 and under 
Parents can join POP and Shreve Memorial Library staff the second Saturday of every month through August for Every Child Ready to Read, a free workshop to encourage reading for kids ages 5 and under. Parents will learn to engage with their children through simple daily activities to ensure they are developing early literacy skills.
  Itty Bitty Scientists, Little Learners
Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Free with LSSC 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 JPMorgan Chase Grand Lobby.

Made possible by the Grayson Foundation and Community Foundation of North Louisiana.
  Maker Family Workshop
Every first and third Sunday of the month
Free with LSSC  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.
Pre-registration required, (318) 424-3466.

Funded by Committee of 100.
  Adventures in Robotics
Every second and fourth Sunday of each month; 14 p.m.
Free with  LSSC 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.
Made possible by the Grayson Foundation
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Celebrate a Scientist
Every third weekend of the month

Free with LSSC 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!

Ways to Save at Sci-Port!
Golden Days Matinee
We're not just your grandkids' science center!
This afternoon program for senior adults features an IMAX® film screening, access to all LSSC, a 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!
 
 


Library Pass Program 
Through a partnership with Shreve Memorial Library and Bossier Parish Library, guests can check out a Sci-Port membership to LSSC or POP. Visit any of Shreve Memorial or Bossier Parish Library's branches to check out your pass! All you need is a library card.



DeSoto Days
First Saturday and Sunday of every month

Residents of DeSoto Parish enjoy free admission to LSSC or POP, 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.
Wonderful Wednesdays
First Wednesday of every month
Enjoy $3 admission to LSSC or POP! Please present your proof of Caddo Parish or Bossier City residence to the Visitor Services desk.
  • September–May, discount applies all day.
  • June–August, 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.

 

 
 
 

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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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