Field Trip Info

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Fun for a Day…Learning for a Lifetime!

The Sci-Port experts will help you maximize your visit and discover amazing connections between curriculum standards and our permanent exhibit galleries as well as find out which programs are right for you and your classroom. Contact us to plan your personalized field trip experience today!

To schedule and receive school group rates and programming, groups must have 10 or more students, be considered an educational institution/organization, and submit the reservation form at least two weeks in advance. The reservation form can be obtained by emailing reservations@sciport.org.

Field Trips can include:

  • A 30-minute Live Demonstration*
  • A 30-minute Planetarium Program*
  • Free exploration of our exhibit galleries and the PoP Children’s Museum* (infant – 2nd grade)
  • IMAX, Adventures of Intrigue, and special exhibitions can be added for an additional charge (space limitations may apply).

*space limitations may apply

School Group Pricing

To receive the School Group Rates below, you must have 10 or more students (PreK-12th & home school groups only).

2023-2024 School Group RatesGeneral AdmissionGeneral Admission & Laser Digital IMAX® **Documentary Film ComboAdventures of IntrigueChanging ExhibitionsLaser Digital IMAX® **Documentary Film ONLYLaser Digital IMAX® ***Feature Film ONLY
*Teacher/School StaffFreeFreeFree$5FreeFeature-length IMAX film rates below
Non-Staff Chaperone$10$17$6$5$8
Student$10$17$6$5$8

* 1 teacher or school staff person receives free admission per 10 students.

** Documentary Films are the traditional/educational films lasting ~60 minutes (such as Deep Sky, Superpower Dogs, Train Time, etc.).
***Feature-length Films include blockbuster movies (such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Barbie, etc.) and can be booked through the Registrar. Feature film tickers are: 13 years and older – $16 / under 13 years – $14.

Changing Exhibitions include SnoPort, GamePort, etc.

 

Payment Policies

  • One week notice is requested for cancellations. Cancellations with less notice may incur a $40 administrative fee. Weather-related cancellations are the exception and will be rescheduled at no extra charge.
  • When arriving, have your money combined into one group payment (including student and chaperone fees) and designate a representative to make that payment at the Visitor Services desk. Sci-Port prefers school checks made out to “Red River STEM” but also accepts major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) or cash. No envelopes with loose change, please.
  • If you wish to be invoiced, please contact our Reservation Coordinator by emailing reservations@sciport.org or call (318) 424-3466.

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

Sci-Port’s demonstrations are easily integrated into the learning cycle. They may be used as discovery and introduction to concepts, in concept formation, or as part of the analysis and evaluation part of a lesson. In an effort to assist you in meeting your curriculum needs, all demonstrations have been aligned to LSSs.

  • Each demonstration is 30 minutes
  • Demonstrations accommodate up to 60 people
  • Demonstrations normally take place between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS

It’s education that is truly out of this world! Programming covers a variety of subject matter within Earth and Space Science, Astronomy, and Physics.

  • Each program is 30 minutes
  • Choose a program or movie
  • Programs accommodate up to 60 people
  • Programs normally take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

IMAX® Films

The Goodman IMAX® Dome delivers stunning laser images and heart-pounding audio on the biggest screen for the world’s most immersive cinematic experience yet. The 4k laser projection system is equipped with IMAX® technologies capable of filling the whole dome screen with maximum resolution and sharpness, unparalleled brightness, industry-leading contrast, and an expanded color gamut.

Current Documentary Films:

  • Wings Over Water (K- 8th) (Aug. 18, 2023- Apr. 28, 2024) – Follow the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird families- the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors.
    Watch Trailer
    Teacher Resource Guide
  • Deep Sky (4th – 12th) (Oct. 20, 2023- Nov.1, 2024) – This film brings the awe-inspiring images captured by the new NASA’s Webb Telescope to IMAX® – taking audiences on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes, and to recently discovered exoplanets, planets around other stars.
    Watch Trailer 
    Teacher Resources 
  • Train Time (3rd – 12th) (Mar. 6, 2024 – Mar. 2, 2025) – Join the crew of a freight train as they propel you through the rugged beauty and vastness of the American landscape, revealing the brutal challenges of railroading, as well as the secrets of the art, science, and engineering of running the greatest trains. Weaving together present-tech and steaming racing locomotives, grit, glamour, and glorious landscapes, Train Time immerses you in a grand tapestry of American railroading.
    Watch Trailer
    – Teacher Resources (Coming Soon)
  • Superpower Dogs (K-8th) (Available! Inquire with our Registrar.) – Real-life dogs around the world act as superheroes every day. Henry is trained Canadian avalanche rescue specialist; Reef works as a lifeguard for the Italian coast guard; and Tipper and Tony help protect endangered species in Africa. Learn about the various unusual job’s dogs do as well as the science behind their unique, super-human abilities.
    Watch Trailer
    Teacher resources

Check out all IMAX movies!

Lunch Options

Bring Your Own! Guests should plan on bringing their own student lunches. Seating can be found outside on one of our patios or across the street at Riverview Park. Sci-Port will try to accommodate you in the case of inclement weather (rain or excessive cold/heat) but cannot guarantee a seating area for every group.

Be aware that Sci-Port does have a Cafe available for teachers/chaperones/adults to access. HOWEVER, Sci-Port’s Cafe does not have the capacity to serve lunch to all your students.

Note: Currently Sci-Port does not have an onsite group caterer for school groups as we have had in the past. We are endeavoring to secure a new one. In lieu of not having an onsite group caterer, you can inquire with our Registrar regarding local lunch delivery choices for your group if you wish.