Power of Play (PoP) Children’s Museum

Did You Know?

Human babies are born farsighted. Their vision comes into focus three to six months later.

Stop in and explore PoP at Sci-Port Discovery Center! PoP provides a fun and educational environment for children from birth to 2nd grade. Children can visualize themselves as problem solvers and innovators in a kid-sized version of Shreveport-Bossier City. Play is the work of childhood, and the power of constructive play helps children discover the world around them!

The activities and demonstrations in this space are aligned with Early Learner Development Standards (ELDS) and Grade Level Expectations (GLE) from birth through 2nd grade. PoP is a place for play, but it’s also a place for learning. PoP’s exhibits are science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) related and allow kids to explore a mirror-image of their caregivers’ world with childlike imagination and wonder. The experiences kids discover at PoP will not only make lasting, fun memories, but also pave the way for future academic success.

PoP is open the same hours as Sci-Port Discovery Center – Wednesday-Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 12 – 5 pm and is included with Sci-Port Discovery Center’s general admission.

“…society thrives when we craft environments, in and out of school, that support happy, healthy, thinking, caring and social children who become collaborative, creative, competent, and responsible citizens tomorrow” (Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek 2016).

What will you find in PoP?

(click on the activity area to learn more)

Paint Shop/Maker Space

Barn

Duck Pond

Garden

House

Pet Vet

Library

Tree House

Department Store

Grocery Store

Café

Water Table

Dentist

Medical Center

Bank

Activity Areas

Paint Shop/Maker Space

Barn

Duck Pond

Birth – 2 yrs.

Garden

House

Pet Vet

Library

Tree House

Department Store

Grocery Store

Café

Water Table

Dentist

Medical Center

Bank

Activity Areas

Within the Power of Play Museum, there are 5 activity areas to promote fitness as children participate in a variety of physical activities to enhance strength and stamina. Find our mascot, Lolly the Weasel, to explore the following prompts: