There’s a reason why 40% of Americans are pet owners. It’s because DOGS ROCK, and over the next couple of months, downtown is going to the dogs, too. (And loving it. woof.)

There are several upcoming dates to remember for doggone fun:

Saturday, March 9– Best in Sheaux/Art of the Dog fundraiser for Robinson’s Rescue @ the Marlene Yu Museum

Saturday, March 16- Picnic in the Parklet

Saturday, March 16– Downtown Dog Days Kickoff at Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sat./Sun., March 16-17– ‘Doggie DNA’ Science Experiments @ Sci-Port

Saturday, March 23– Canine Demonstrations, Dog Days Downtown Cont. @ Sci-Port Throughout March- Superpower Dogs movie on Sci-Port IMAX

Saturday, April 6– Downtown PUP Crawl & Art of the Dog Exhibit

For more information on each, keep reading!

Marlene Yu Museum Events

Robinson’s Rescue’s Best in Sheaux/Art of the Dog at the Marlene Yu Museum- Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased to attend.

Downtown Pup Crawl and Art of the Dog (Dogs are allowed)– Saturday, April 6, 5-9 pm. Bring your leashed pet and view the Art of the Dog art exhibit at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, from 5-7 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy the downtown ‘Pup’ Crawl event. Several locations on the crawl are dog-friendly including the sidewalk cafe at Rhino Coffee (624 Texas St) and at The Missing Link (504 Texas St). The Hot Dawg Hut will also be selling loaded Chicago Dogs (of course) and there will be tables and chairs set up along the way, with water bowls and dog treats! You can start the pup crawl at any of the participating locations- Parish Taceaux, Rhino Coffee, Abby Singer’s Bistro/Robinson Film Center, Crystal Stairs, The Missing Link or The Noble Savage Tavern. (Not all locations will allow animals inside).

Picnic in the Parklet Event- Dogs are allowed
The Parklet is a temporary park in the 800 block of Texas Avenue across from the Shreveport Common Park construction project. It has lighting, tables and chairs and on Saturday, March 16, you’re encouraged to bring a sack lunch and musical instrument and come hang out a while with your fuzzy best friend and others.

Sci-Port Events
Join us in March as the Sci-Port Discovery Center celebrates “Dog Days Downtown” in conjunction with the premiere of the new IMAX Dome Theatre movie Superpower Dogs.    Experience an immersive IMAX® adventure to learn about the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs.

Enjoy Family Fridays in March as we offer general admission and an IMAX movie for $10 per person!  Friday hours will be extended each Friday until 6:30 PM to allow families to join us after working hours except on March 15.  Sci-Port will close at 5 PM for a special event.

Hours of Operation: 

Open Thursday and Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm; Friday 9 am – 6:30 PM; Sunday noon – 5 PM, Closed Monday and Tuesday except for special events March 19 – 29

March 16: DOG DAYS DOWNTOWN KICKOFF @ Sci-Port

Help us celebrate our furry friends while learning how to provide the best care for them.  Watch the new IMAX Dome Theatre movie, Superpower Dogs, at various times throughout the day.  $8 per person for a movie only. $12 general admission for the all Sci-Port attractions (except the IMAX movie).

Participants include: Caddo Animal Shelter Adoptions, Robinson Rescue Spay/Neuter Vouchers, Southern Hills Animal Hospital information booth and giveaways, PetSmart information table and giveaways, PetCo coupons, Hollywood Feeds informational table and giveaways, Bricks and Bots Robotic Dog Races, UNEEDA TACO Food Vendor 11 am – 3 pm

March 16 & 17:  Doggie “DNA” Science Experiments

March 22: Family Friday provides a $10 admission fee per person for all day Discovery Center and Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium exploration, POP activities and one IMAX movie (Superpower Dogs, Pandas, National Park Adventure or Hubble). Our Friday hours will be extended until 6:30 PM to allow us to show a Superpower Dogs at 5:30.

 March 23: DOG DAYS DOWNTOWN – Bossier Animal Shelter Adoptions,  Caddo Parish K-9 Unit Demonstration, UNEEDA TACO Food Vendor 11 am – 3 pm