School & Group Field Trips

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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 and submit the reservation form at least two weeks in advance. The reservation form can be obtained by emailing reservations@sciport.org.

What’s Included

  • 30-minute Educational Program
  • 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

School Group Pricing

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

2022-2023 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$5Free$12
Non-Staff Chaperone$8$15$6$5$8$12
Student$8$15$6$5$8$12

* 1 teacher or school staff person receives free admission per 10 students. This is good for up to 12 total teachers/school staff. Additional teachers/school staff will be charged the student rate.

** Documentary Films are the traditional/educational films lasting ~45 minutes (such as Ancient Caves, Super Power Dogs, etc.).

*** Feature Films include blockbuster movies (such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Avatar, etc.) and can be specifically booked. Please speak with our registrar to discuss booking.

Changing Exhibitions include SnoPort, GamePort, Be the Astronaut, etc.

 

Payment Policies

  • One week notice is requested for cancellations. Cancellations with less notice 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 Mary Jo Henderson at reservations@sciport.org or call (318) 424-3466.

SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Sci-Port’s programs 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 program is 30 minutes
  • Programs accommodate up to 60 people
  • Programs normally take place between 10:00 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. Feel like you’re headed on an intergalactic voyage with the 16-million pixel laser projection system.

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

IMAX® Films

IMAX® with Laser delivers stunning images and heart-pounding audio on the biggest screens 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.

See what’s playing!

Be The Astronaut

Be the Astronaut is a world-class exhibition experience that teaches STEM-based content via a fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibitory.

In the exhibition, students will learn about the challenges and excitement of spaceflight — then apply that knowledge as they fly the spaceships, pilot the landers, and drive the rovers, in a thrilling narrative adventure to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, Ceres, and Jupiter.

The focus of the exhibition is on the concepts common to all space flight. It uses the narrative of a possible future space mission, as opposed to any particular historic mission, as the framework to communicate these ideas.

More information can be found at https://sci-port.org/be-the-astronaut.

Lunch Options

Bring Your Own! Guests may bring their own lunch. Depending on availability, visitor may use the café seating area, outside seating around Sci-Port, or find seating across the street on the riverfront. Sci-Port will try to accommodate guests in the case of inclement weather. Inside lunchroom seating is reserved for groups ordering from our partner, A Stones Throw’s Café.

To order catered lunches from A Stones Throw’s Café, please contact Rachel Ginsburg at (318) 221-8544 or email her directly at rstone1@bellsouth.net.  A menu can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/SPLunchMenu

  • 15 person minimum required per order.
  • Entrée will be the same for the entire group with the exception of special needs.
  • Lunch packages must be ordered at least 50 days before your visit and final count changes must be received within 43 days of your visit.
  • Please contact Rachel Ginsburg at least 4 days in advance if your order changes by five or more students.
  • Payment for lunch orders is separate from your payment to Sci-Port. Checks should be made out to Rachel Ginsburg.
  • Price is $6.00/lunch and each lunch includes 1 Entrée, 2 Sides, and bottled water. Price includes tax. Note: All prices and menu items are subject to change.
    • Entrée Choices: Hamburger, Hot Dog, Pizza (cheese and/or pepperoni), Fried Chicken Sandwich
    • Side Choices: Assorted Chips, Fresh Fruit Cup, Veggies with Ranch, Cookie, Brownie

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