The Science Port or SciPort is a science hub and educational center for children located in Shreveport- Bossier, Louisiana. The Science Port is an entertainment center which spans a total of 92,000 square feet. The center opened on November 21, 1998 and has developed strong ties with nearby school systems. The Science Port is also a member of the Louisiana Space Consortium which is a NASA Space Program that aims to connect colleges and universities through a network that can help develop and promote aerospace science, research and awareness in the state.
The Sci-Port holds a total of 290 different exhibits tackling a broad range of subjects including science, technology, space science and math. Visitors of all ages can also experience a different kind of experience with each new visit. Other exhibits in the center are BodyWorks, which is a gallery discussing the human body which delves into topics like sports and health. Guests can also check out the Mathematics exhibit which features attractions such as a giant functional tool and a 3D Tic-Tac-Toe game board. The center?s Red River Gallery also features different terrarium and helps educate guests about the diverse animals living in the nearby Red River.
The Sci-Port also holds an IMAX Dome Theater which opened in November 26, 1998 with a seating capacity of 178 guests. Viewers can watch different IMAX films on a 60 foot dome screen and employs the cutting edge projectors used by other IMAX theaters all around the world.
The Louisiana Science Port also houses the Dayna and Ronald L. Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium which is powered by a 16 million dollar pixel laser projection system and employs the software Digistar3, the latest planetarium software in the world. Visitors can virtually control the International Space Station as well as see the most stunning and obscure objects in space through the live presentation hosted in the planetarium section.