Exploring Sci-Port

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:41am

There probably isn't a single person in the Ark-la-tex that hasn't heard of Shreveport's Sci-Port.

Being new to the area, it was one of the first places on my list to check out, and I quickly fell in love with it!

Like many museums, Sci-Port takes a hands on approach to getting people excited about science, without even realizing it. A baseball pitching center shows people range of motion and arm strength, and two satellite looking things with strings show people how sound travels.

When I walked into Sci-Port, the first exhibit I visited shocked me, literally. But luckily, it was just static electricity.

After being shocked, I was convinced to lay on a bed nails. Seriously? But, because there were so many nails that my weight was disbursed evenly, the nails weren't painful at all. I mean, it wasn't comfortable, but it didn't hurt.

After being shocked and then trying to rest on nails, I was sent high in the sky... by a vacuum. Well, kind of. A difference in air pressure sent me about 10 feet into the air. It was neat to see hands on exactly how it worked.

There are many other displays and activities at Sci-Port, and I don't want to ruin the surprise of them for others. Instead, hop on the fun train, getting off at Shreveport's Sci-Port. I promise, you won't be disappointed.

Sci-Port is just another reason I love the Ark-La-Tex!

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