SciencePort® consists of online activities for families and school groups that can be accessed at home or school; staff-led investigation activities at the museum; and follow-up activities and resources used at home or back in the classroom.
Visitors participate via the museum Web site or in the SciencePort® HQ located in ScienceWorks.
SciencePort® participants exercise free choice in when they learn, where they learn and what they learn.
Registration is required for school groups.
Hours Available Daily
SciencePort headquarters is open to visitors Sunday through Saturday for investigations. Hours vary, so please check gallery postings for times. SciencePort is located on level 4 in the Science Works gallery at the top of the stairwell in the Construction Zone.
The museum's wind tunnel cart is part of SciencePort program and is available from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. outside of the ScienceWorks gallery on select days.
Times are subject to change.
May. 2013 Investigation Schedule
May 1: Mysteries in Archaeology
May 2-3: Flight Adventures
May 4-5: Healthy Habits
May 6-12: Flight Adventures
May 13-19: Dinos and Fossils
May 20-26: Biotech Cool Green Tool
May 27-June 2: Nanotechnology
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*Program dates and times are subject to change.
The wind tunnel cart is available on select days from 10:30am.-11:30am outside of the ScienceWorks gallery on level 4. Due to field trips during the school year, the wind tunnel cart may be unavailable on Thursday mornings. Ask concierge for details.
CSI: Flight Adventures
Flight Adventures is a SciencePort investigation with hands-on flight experiments! You will build a parachute and conduct several tests, learn about some of the forces of flight with paper rockets, analyze plane parts under a microscope, and learn how to be a pilot using our online flight schools. SciencePort also provides a wind tunnel cart for visitors to explore the science of flight. This can be found in the sunburst atrium from 10:30am.-11:30am. Click on the Flight Adventures icon to play our online flight school.
Do the Archaeology Challenge
Explore the mysteries of archaeology with Annie Archaeologist. Help Annie as she explores a virtual archaeological site where artifacts from the past lie buried. Learn the process that archaeologists use to excavate and preserve artifacts. You could earn a real Apprentice Archaeologist Certificate!
Biotech—Cool Green Tool!
Biotech—Cool Green Tool! is a SciencePort® investigation about biodiesel—an alternative fuel source. This biotech investigation equips you with the science tools to solve a mystery. You will learn how to care for a living organism, use science methods and have fun with your family and friends. Click on the bioTech icon to learn more ...
Health House Investigation
Health House Investigation is an online SciencePort® experience that engages preschoolers and early readers (grades K–2) in learning about health. "Teeth Rex" and his friends guide children though fun, interactive games and activities about nutrition, active play, and healthy habits. An online journal helps families track their daily healthy choices. Presented by Health Care Excel.