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Sci-Port closes, moves programs due to Red River flood

Shreveport Convention Center hosts Sci-Port Summer Camps; Pierre Bossier Mall provides a space for Sci-Port programming as facilities close due to rising water levels

Due to the rising flood waters from the Red River, Sci-Port will be closed to the public from Saturday, June 7 through Tuesday, June 9.

Sci-Port President and CEO Ann Fumarolo explains, “The building is not in any danger, but there is limited road access to reach the facility. We don’t want our visitors taking chances to see us. Public safety comes first.”

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During this time, Sci-Port will offer programs, demonstrations and traveling exhibits at Pierre Bossier Mall. Hours of operation are Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday from 12-6 PM, and MondayTuesday from 10 AM-6 PM. The cost is $5 for ages 6 and older (children under 6 are free) to help offset the anticipated revenue loss. Members are free, but must bring their membership card with them.

Fumarolo continues, “Our highly anticipated Jurassic Week programming has been rescheduled to June 13-19. We know this exciting week is something that visitors – and staff – have been looking forward to.”

Alternate accommodations have been made for Sci-Port summer camp attendees. Camps will be located at the Shreveport Convention Center. Hours of drop-off and pick-up remain the same. Specific camp questions can be directed to Anne Lutz at (318) 424-8697.

Sci-Port President and CEO Ann Fumarolo explains, “In addition to the disappointment that we know our members, visitors, and campers feel right now, closing our business for any amount of time, no matter the reason, negatively affects our bottom line. We are incredibly grateful to everyone that’s helping us, or has offered to help us- Pierre Bossier Mall for allowing us to use space and the Shreveport Convention Center for allowing our campers to use their space.”

Sci-Port will continue to provide updates on the situation through the phone messaging system, website, social media and traditional media outlets. “The first place we will post updates will be on Facebook,” says Fumarolo. “This is the easiest way for us to get the most current information out, regardless of where the staff physically is working at the moment.” Sci-Port is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sciport.

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