Sci-Port Discovery Center's third annual Sno-Port Interactive Science Playground returns Nov. 26 and will be available until Feb. 27.
This year's theme is "The Snow Factory." Kids will learn how snow and snowflakes are made in an interactive environment that features faux snow, stalactites, stalagmites, ice caves and an icicle forest. Follow the story about the North Wind village, located near the North Pole, where the Nanite Gnomes live, work and play.
"Specialty programming, like Sno-Port, has become one of the way to keep Sci-Port fresh and exciting that balances our classic static science exhibits," said Executive Director of Sci-Port Dianne Clark.
Kids can play and learn with the snow shovel snowball toss and miniature bobsled races, make snow at The Snow Factory and create music at the Xylophone Tree.
The Digital Media Institute collaborated with Sci-Port to develop an interactive augmented reality snow box.
"When Sci-Port asked us to submit a creative idea that would engage people via gaming and technology," said John Miralles, the Director of Digital Media Institute at BioTech. "We came up with an augmented reality snow table game. Our Sno-Port snow table game has been developed from the ground up utilizing cutting-edge augmented reality real-time projection mapping in the Unity game engine."
Sno-Port will have two special programs to go along with the theme. On Dec. 11, come visit with Elsa and Olaf from Disney's "Frozen." On Dec. 18, bring kids to enjoy cookies with Santa.
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Admission fees are separate from Sci-Port general admission. Tickets are available online at: https://bit.ly/3HUrp0k.
Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at MGWhite@gannett.com.
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