Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prior to Shreveport's Krewe of Gemini parade, Sat, Feb 2, 4:30 pm, SciPort offers hands-on activities for all ages

SciPort pendulum, Shreveport
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Sci-Port Discovery Center, located at the starting point of this Saturday’s Krewe of Gemini Parade, will offer a full schedule of hands-on programs, Space Dome Planetarium and IMAX Dome Theatre shows before the parade rolls, says Eric Gipson.

Hands-on programs include Beautiful Butterflies, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Mouse Trap Cars, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Light & Color Cart, noon to
12:30 p.m.; Egg Drop Contest, 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Petting Animals, 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Edible Blood, 1:30 to 2 p.m.; Marvelous Mucus, 2 to
2:30 p.m.; Power Up, 2:30 to 3 p.m.; Recycled Paper, 3 to 3:30 p.m.; and Pop Rockets, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Space Dome Planetarium shows include International Space Station, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Eye on the Sky, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Secrets of the Sun, 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Exploring Mars, 1:30 to 2 p.m.; and Technology of Space Center Exploration, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

IMAX Dome Theater films scheduled for Saturday are Deep Sea, 11 a.m. & 2: 30 p.m.; Hurricane on the Bayou, noon; and Wired to Win,
1:30 p.m.

Sci-Port will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and will close two hours early, at 4 p.m., for the start of the parade. Regular admission, which includes all hands-on programs, planetarium shows and exhibits, is $12 adults; $9 child, senior and military; $8 groups of 15 or more; and free to Sci-Port members. IMAX only admission is $8.50 adults; $7.50 child, senior and military; $7 group; and $5 for Sci-Port members. Combination rates are also available, and no ticket purchase is required to visit Sci-Port’s cafĂ© and gift shop.

820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport
(318) 424-3466,
toll-free (877) 724-7678

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