12/15/2012
FutureVet
Join the experts from Banfield Pet Hospital for a one-hour interactive program that introduces children to the exciting world of veterinary medicine! Children will participate in a three part-program and graduate at the end of the program.

1 pm

Space is limited and available on a first come, first- served basis.
FutureVet is generously sponsored by:



12/18/2012 - 12/19/2012
Wonders of Water Closed
Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesday,December 18th and will re-open on Wednesday, December 19th. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



1/10/2013
Pop Up Science
Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!
11 am ; 11:30 am




1/13/2013
Last Chance!
Experience ancient Greece without leaving Baltimore—no passports required.

Gods, Myths And Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece, is a unique mythology based exhibit that transports visitors to the bedrock of western civilization.

Created by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Gods, Myths And Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece invites visitors of all ages to meet the gods, experience ancient Greek daily life and interact with the epic poem The Odyssey through more than 25 engaging interactive components. Children can:
  • Climb inside a 13-foot tall Trojan Horse
  • Play 20 Questions with Aristotle
  • Weave textiles on a vertical loom
  • Sing karaoke in the Sirens' Cove
  • Explore the Cyclops' Cave
  • Dress up in ancient Greek style clothing
  • Play interactive computer games at the Hero Station
  • And more!

Gods, Myths and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece was produced by the Children's Museum of Manhattan with major support from the John p. Calamos Foundation, Jaharis Family Foundation, National Endownment for the Humanities, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs through the Office of Mayor Bloomberg and Stavros S. Niachos Foundation.



1/14/2013
Fashion Saves Lives!
Don't miss the fashion event of the season!  The American Breast Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus, is proud to host the 1st Annual "Fashion Saves Lives" event at Port Discovery Children's Museum.

Come see the latest holiday fashions from Jones & Jones of Cross Keys, and Jos. A. Bank, featured on beautiful breast cancer survivors--showing that with early detection, anything is possible, even walking down a high-end fashion runway feeling and looking beautiful!

Guest models include breast cancer survivor Shay Sharpe, founder of "SHAY SHARPE'S PINK WISHES" foundation, breast cancer survivor Judy Devanzo of CARE ON foundation, international fitness expert and entrepreneur Lynne Brick, WBAL-TV's own Sarah Caldwell and Baltimore Ravens Justin Tucker and Ed Dickson.

6 pm - 9 pm

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.



1/17/2013
Pop Up Science
Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!

11 am & 11:30 am



1/24/2013
Pop Up Science
Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!

11 am & 11:30 am



2/07/2013
Pop Up Science
Pop in and discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!
11 am & 11:30 am



2/18/2013
Presidents' Day Weekend Fun!
Join us for a fun-filled day of special programs!
  • Circle Time: 12 pm & 1 pm
  • Performance by Uncle Pete: 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
  • The Science of Sound: Theremins: 2pm - 4 pm
Plus, an activity table from Towson Town Center from 11 am - 1 pm!



3/23/2013
FutureVet
Join the experts from Banfield Pet Hospital for a one-hour interactive program that introduces children to the exciting world of veterinary medicine! Children will participate in a three part-program and graduate at the end of the program.
1 pm
Space is limited and available on a first come, first- served basis.
FutureVet is generously sponsored by:



3/25/2013 - 4/07/2013
Spring Break FUN!
School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
Enjoy extended Museum hours:
  • Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th: 9:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, March 30th: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, March 31st: 12 pm - 5 pm
  • Monday, April 1st - Friday, April 5th: 9:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, April 6th: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, April 7th: 12 pm - 5 pm




4/04/2013
Spring Break FUN!
Spend your Spring Break learning through play with our STEM in Spring festivities!
  • Robinson Nature Center: 11 am – 2 pm
  • Pop Up Science: 11 am & 11:30 am
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am
  • Toddler Science: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Exploration Station: 1 pm – 3 pm




4/05/2013
Spring Break FUN!
Spend your Spring Break learning through play with our STEM in Spring festivities!
  • Art Ala Cart: 10 am – 12 pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
  • Alice in Nanoland: 11:30 am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:30 pm & 1 pm
  • Pop Up Science: 1 pm & 2:30 pm
  • WildLife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm




4/07/2013
Spring Break FUN!
Spend your Spring Break learning through play with our STEM in Spring festivities!

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).

Plus, performances by David London's Journey to IMAGInation at 1 pm and 2:30 pm!



4/27/2013
Financial Literacy Fair
Join us for our annual Financial Literacy Fair and enjoy special games and craft activities that promote fiscal responsibility in a positive and fun environment! Participants include: M&T Bank, Susquehanna Bank, Point Breeze Credit Union, CFG, Wells Fargo, Hamilton Federal Bank, and College Savings Plans of Maryland.

Plus, performances by Mr. Norman!

10 am - 2 pm



5/12/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



5/18/2013
Circus Fun!
Join us for a day filled with more fun than you can juggle!

Art Ala Cart:10 am - 1 pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

Pop Up Science: 11 am & 11:30 am
Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!

Circus Games: 1 pm & 2 pm
Learn cool circus tricks from former circus performer Greg May!





5/19/2013
Buy One, Get One Half Off admission
Celebrate Baltimore Museum Week by visiting Port Discovery on Sunday, May 19 and receive Buy One/Get One Half Off admission!

*With purchase of one full-priced admission. Limit one discount per transaction. Cannot be used in combination with any other offer. Adult must accompany child on each transaction. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotion.



5/24/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Circle Time:11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.




5/26/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 am; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



5/27/2013
Memorial Day Fun!
Join us from 10 am - 5 pm today!

Once Upon a Doorstep: 11:30 am
Port Discovery's newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!
 
Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by
The Herbert Bearman Foundation.

Plus, don't miss a Community Drum Circle from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm!



5/31/2013
Tot Time
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm; 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



6/04/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Drum Jam : 1 pm - 3 pm
Drum Jam is a hands-on activity of discovery for Early Learners, where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Circle Time : 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



6/11/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Drum Jam : 1 pm - 3 pm
Drum Jam is a hands-on activity of discovery for Early Learners, where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Circle Time : 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



6/13/2013
Hops and Vines

Join us for our first “friend”raising event for the Explorers Council!  Explore the museum while enjoying good music, hors d’oeuvres, and beer & wine from local breweries and vineyards. Admission is for adults only, ages 21+.

6 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets: $20 in advance

$30 at the door

 

Click here to purchase tickets online or contact Elizabeth Boswell at eaboswell@portdiscovery.org.

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Richard Shapiro, Attorney

Vircity

John & Nina Tracey

Jeremiah Albright & Jayne Urban

Bruce Chan & Daria Lapshinova

Joshua R. Perry





6/18/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Drum Jam : 1 pm - 3 pm
Drum Jam is a hands-on activity of discovery for Early Learners, where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Circle Time : 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



6/22/2013
There's No Place Like Home: A Celebration of Homes Across the World
Join us as we celebrate different types of homes around the world!
Guests will have the opportunity to build homes or other structures from a variety of materials including K’Nex!
Participate in other hands-on Oz activities including:
  • K'Nex Building Zone: 10 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Art A la Cart - Away To Oz : 10 am - 1 pm
  • Circle Time: 11 am , 12 pm & 1 pm
  • Performances by Mr. Norman: 1 pm & 1:30 pm




6/23/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time:
2:30 pm; 3:15 pm & 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



6/26/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.


Circle Time:11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.




7/01/2013
Fun Family Activities
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden: 4 pm- 5 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).



7/05/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Circle Time:11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.




7/07/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for a day of creative story telling that will spark both you and your child's imagination!

Adventure to the Imagi Nation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the Imagi Nation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





7/10/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Circle Time:11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.




7/13/2013
Tot Time
Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



7/14/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for a day of creative story telling that will spark both you and your child's imagination!

Adventure to the Imagi Nation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the Imagi Nation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).



7/16/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for interactive programming for young learners!

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 11:45 am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



7/17/2013
Fun Family Activities
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Pop-Up Science!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
Enjoy special science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and  in the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



7/23/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 11:45 am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Circle Time
: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Drum Jam : 1 pm - 3 pm
Drum Jam is a hands-on activity of discovery for Early Learners, where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.






7/26/2013
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



7/27/2013
Design Your Own Beetle Contest
Calling all young artists! If you could design your very own car, what would it look like? Today, you will get the chance to create your very own design for a Volkswagen Beetle! The contest winner will win a year membership to Port Discovery!

Contest sponsored by:
   
*Check Cool Things To Do schedule upon arrival for contest times.



7/27/2013
FutureVet
Join the experts from Banfield Pet Hospital for a one-hour interactive program that introduces children to the exciting world of veterinary medicine! Children will participate in a three part-program and graduate at the end of the program.

1 pm

Space is limited and available on a first come, first- served basis.
FutureVet is generously sponsored by:



7/28/2013
Design Your Own Beetle Contest
Calling all young artists! If you could design your very own car, what would it look like? Today, you will get the chance to create your very own design for a Volkswagen Beetle! The contest winner will win a year membership to Port Discovery!

Contest sponsored by:
   
*Check Cool Things To Do schedule upon arrival for contest times.



7/28/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

World Rhythm Drum Circus: 12:30 pm- 3 pm; 4 pm- 5 pm
Take a trip across the globe through the wonderful world of music!

Journey to the ImagiNation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the ImagiNation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).





7/29/2013
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



7/30/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Circle Time
: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 11:45 am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





8/04/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for a day of creative story telling that will spark both you and your child's imagination!

Adventure to the Imagi Nation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the Imagi Nation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




8/10/2013
FutureVet
Join the experts from Banfield Pet Hospital for a one-hour interactive program that introduces children to the exciting world of veterinary medicine! Children will participate in a three part-program and graduate at the end of the program.

1 pm

Space is limited and available on a first come, first- served basis.
FutureVet is generously sponsored by:



8/12/2013
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



8/13/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Circle Time : 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 11:45 am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Drum Jam
: 1 pm - 3 pm
Drum Jam is a hands-on activity of discovery for Early Learners, where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.



8/16/2013
DIY Shoe Clinic
Get ready to step back into school in style! Bring in a pair of shoes or sneakers and give them a makeover with help from our artists!

*Limit one restoration session per guest.

5 pm - 7 pm



8/16/2013
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night!
General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons.



8/20/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Circle Time : 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11 am; 11:45 am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Fun with Sounds: 1 pm - 3 pm Experience this unique instrument that uses movement to manipulate sound. Try it yourself and create your own personal soundtrack for every move you make!



8/24/2013
Dr. Seuss Readings
With classic books including The Cat in the Hat  and One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss has touched the lives of multiple generations. Don't miss our celebration of his works featuring the Institute of Cultural Communicators, a public speaking group of young students who memorize and perform the writings of Dr. Seuss!

11:30 am & 12:30 pm



8/26/2013
Play Date Mondays
Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups! (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)



8/27/2013
Tremendous Tot Tuesdays
Join us for special programs designed for early learners!

Circle Time : 11 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11 am; 11:45 am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





8/30/2013
Grand Prix Fun
Whether you're planning a trip to the Grand Prix Grand Stands, or if you're just looking for some fun for the kids this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to make a pit stop at Port Discovery!

Pop Up Science: 11 am & 11:30 am
Pop in and discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm; 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Special Grand Prix Offer!

From August 30 - September 1, Buy one admission at regular price and get one admission half off when you show your Grand Prix 2013 wristband.

Offer not valid with any other offer. Limit one offer per transaction. An adult must accompany a child on each transaction.





8/31/2013
Grand Prix Fun!
Whether you're planning a trip to the Grand Prix Grand Stands, or if you're just looking for some fun for the kids this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to make a pit stop at Port Discovery!

Kids can create their own race car with K'Nex on Wheels! Families can stop by the Best of Baltimore art activity and create their own camera shaped writing journal to record their favorite places to visit in Baltimore, or even places they would like to visit in the future! Enjoy story telling from New Moon Theater and during our interactive Circle Time! Stay and play, and spin your wheels with us! 

K’Nex on Wheels: 11 am - 1 pm
Circle Time: 11:30 am
New Moon Theater: Tales from the Good Earth: 1 pm - 2 pm
Art Ala Cart: Best of Baltimore Journals: 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Special Grand Prix Offer!

From August 30 - September 1, Buy one admission at regular price and get one admission half off when you show your Grand Prix 2013 wristband.

Offer not valid with any other offer. Limit one offer per transaction. An adult must accompany a child on each transaction.





9/01/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for a day of creative story telling that will spark both you and your child's imagination!

Adventure to the Imagi Nation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the Imagi Nation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).





9/06/2013
Freaky Friday Science Labs
Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September at our Small Wonders cabinet for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science demonstrations and activities that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

Today's Featured Activity:
Make FLUBBER with Towson SciTech
1 pm & 2 pm



9/13/2013
Freaky Friday Science Labs
Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September at our Small Wonders cabinet for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science demonstrations and activities that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

Today's Lab topic: Exploring Zebra Fish! with BioEyes
1 pm & 2 pm



9/14/2013
Littles' Day- Back To School
Join us for a special Littles' Day dedicated to children 5 and under!
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Bubbles The Clown- Magic and Balloon Sculpting
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Cook and Tell with Wegmans: 12 pm; 1 pm; 2 pm
  • Middle Eastern Movement: 12:30 pm & 1 pm
  • The Kindersinger - Off To School I Go!
    1pm and 1:30pm
  • Pop Up Science: 2 pm & 2:30 pm


Cook and Tell provided by:




9/15/2013
Final Day of The Wizard of Oz Exhibition!
Dorothy, Tin Man, and Scarecrow await at Port Discovery Children's Museum's new traveling exhibit, The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition!


Created by Miami Children's Museum and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to continue the celebration of the film's 70th anniversary milestone.

Travel from the Gale Farm in Kansas to the colorful Land of Oz where you can explore Munchinkland , The Crossroads, the Witch's Castle , and Emerald City with Dorothy and her friends.

Elements of the movie available only in this licensed exhibition include Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, images of the characters everyone knows and loves from the film and classic movie moments:

  • Visit Professor Marvel's Wagon and create your own tornado in Dorothy's bedroom.
  • Explore Munchkin houses and meet Dorothy's friends the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man.
  • Enter The Emerald City and create a "Horse of a Different Color," play at the kaleidoscope and prism stations
  • Climb the mountain to the Wicked Witch's Castle to capture the Wicked Witch's broom from Winged Monkeys.
After playing, remember to click your heels three times while reciting "There's no place like home," as you depart the Land of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition will run through September 15th, 2013.

Locally Sponsored By:

                                         


       
     
     

The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition was created by Miami Children's Museum and SPARKS, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (S 13)



9/20/2013
Freaky Friday Science Labs
Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September at our Small Wonders cabinet for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science demonstrations and activities that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

Today's Featured Activity:
Baggie Science with Scientist Sarah and Friends
1 pm & 2 pm






9/21/2013
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Celebrate Hispanic arts and culture! Enjoy art activities plus very special performances by Mr. Norman and Bailes de Mi Tierra!

Mr. Norman (Performance): 1 pm - 2 pm

Ojo de Dios (Family Art Activity): 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Make your own colorful Mexican symbol of protection

Dia de Muertos Skulls (Family Art Activity):
2 pm - 3:30 pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day by designing your own colorful skull mask

Bailes de Mi Tierra (Performance): 1 pm





9/27/2013
Freaky Friday Science Labs
Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September at our Small Wonders cabinet for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science demonstrations and activities that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

Today's Lab topic: Science without Sight! With National Federation of the Blind, Maryland at 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm and 2:30 pm.  



10/05/2013
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair featuring performances by The Kindersinger and more!
  • UMBC Health Fair: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Kinderfit with The Kindersinger: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
  • Visit from FIDOS for Freedom: 2 pm – 3:30 pm

FIDOS for Freedom appearance is dependent upon animal health.

     




10/05/2013
Family Toon Day
Meet your favorite PBS Kids’ character Peep of Peep and The Big Wide World. Plus, a special visit by special friends from The Wizard Of Oz!

11 am – 2 pm

Family Toon Day is brought to you by:


*Scheduled characters subject to change due to availability.





10/06/2013
Family Exploration Day
Families of children with special needs are invited to enjoy a day of play in the Museum an hour before we open to the public and enjoy a fun-filled day featuring interactive exhibits and programs.

Museum admission is $7 per person (children under 2 are free) but tickets must be purchased in advance.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. There is a limit of 6 tickets per family.



10/06/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for a day of creative story telling that will spark both you and your child's imagination!

Adventure to the ImagiNation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the Imagi Nation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




10/13/2013
Free Fall Baltimore
This innovative program makes free arts and cultural activities available to city residents and visitors during the month of October.

As a city-wide celebration of Arts and Humanities Month, Free Fall Baltimore has focused a spotlight on Baltimore rich cultural community and Port Discovery is proud to be a participant in this initiative.

Join us for World Rhythm Drum Circus! Children and adults can participate in an engaging drumming circle featuring drums, shakers, scrapers and boom whackers.
No musical experience necessary!

Space available on a first-come, first-served basis.
12:30 pm – 3 pm

*Cancellation of performance is dependent on weather



10/15/2013 - 1/26/2014
Holiday Springs & Sprockets
Featuring life-sized, mechanical sculptures and installations (think Rube Goldberg with a holiday theme!),Holiday Springs & Sprockets celebrates Americana nostalgia and childhood whimsy through a world of blinking lights, moving parts and quirky scenarios.



Sponsored by:




10/18/2013
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night!

General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons.



10/26/2013
Fall-O-Ween Family Festival
Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for Port Discovery's annual Fall-O-Ween Family Festival! Enjoy not-so-scary, family friendly programs and performances including:
  • Family Activities with Robinson Nature Center:
    10 am - 3 pm
  • Fall Craft Activities- Susquehanna Bank:
    10 am - 2 pm
  • Circle Time:11 am & 12 pm
  • Too Too Fabulous Tutu Making Factory:
    11 am - 2pm
  • Cook and Tell with McCormick:
    12 pm, 1 pm &  2 pm
  • WildLife Adventures-Creepy Crawly Friends:
    11 am - 2 pm
  • Spooky Science: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Fun House Noises: 3 pm- 4:30 pm
Performances By:
  • CoMMotion Dance: 12 pm
  • Here Comes Trouble! (Children's Music Rock Band): 1 pm
Programs are subject to change. Animal appearances are dependent on animal health. Please check "Cool Things To Do" upon arrival.



11/03/2013
Members Only Hours
We invite our members to explore and play in the Museum one hour before we open to the general public!

11 am



11/03/2013
Storybook Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

World Rhythm Drum Circus:
12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
Take a trip across the globe through the wonderful world of music!

Adventure to the ImagiNation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm
Join magician storyteller David London on a journey to the Imagi Nation - a far away place found within each one of us. Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).



11/09/2013
Littles' Day
Join us for a special Littles Day dedicated to children 5 and under!

Enjoy Circle Time, a moonbounce courtesy of Astro Events, fun with Bubbles The Clown, performances from The Kindersinger and more!

Moonbounce: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Circle Time: 11 am, 12 pm & 1 pm
Bubbles The Clown: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kindersinger: Fun With Manners: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
Art Ala Cart: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Gina Ling's Dance Chamber: 2 pm
Pop Up Science: 2 pm & 2:30 pm

 





11/16/2013
Rocket Day

Bring out your inner astronaut at our Rocket Day!  Join the Spaceflight Institute from Volanz Aerospace Inc. for a special program where you can examine spaceship artifacts, dress up in astronaut clothes and more. Don’t forget to build your own rocket and launch it with the National Electronics Museum! 





11/28/2013
Museum CLOSED
The Museum is closed today but will re-open tomorrow November 29rd at 9:30 am.
Happy Thanksgiving!



11/29/2013
Thanksgiving Extravaganza!
Feeling stuffed? Join us for a day of holiday fun!
  • Mother Goose on The Loose: 10:30 am 
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time:
    11:30 am, 12:15 pm & 1 pm
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am
  • Uncle Pete Dance Party: 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Mr. Norman: 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Family Activity- Turkey Hats: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Exploration Station: Turkey Gobblers: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Family Activity- Roly Poly Bear Cubs: 11 am - 1 pm




11/30/2013
Thanksgiving Extravaganza!
Feeling stuffed? Join us for a day of holiday fun!

  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am
  • Banfield FutureVet: 1 pm
  • Mother Goose on The Loose: 1:30 pm
  • Thanksgiving Gobble Hats: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Exploration Station: Turkey Gobblers: 2 pm - 4 pm




12/01/2013
Thanksgiving Extravaganza!
Feeling stuffed? Join us for a day of holiday fun!
  • Journey to IMAGInation with David London:  1 pm
  • Mother Goose on The Loose: 1:30 pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time:
    2:30 pm; 3:30 pm & 4:15 pm




12/14/2013
Littles Day - Winter Wonderland
Join us for a special wintery Littles Day dedicated to children 5 and under! Decorate a gingerbrick with our friends from McCormick & Company, Inc. which will be used in the assembly of a gingerbrick replica of Port Discovery on December 18th!
  • Moonbounce Fun with Astro Events
    10am - 4:30pm
  • Gingerbrick Decorating with McCormick & Company, Inc.
    11:00-3:00
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Magic and Balloon Sculpting with Bubbles The Clown
    11:30 am and 12:30 pm
  • Kindersinger-Winter Wonderland: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Banfield FutureVet: 1 pm
A very special thank you to McCormick & Company, Inc. for their generous support!



12/24/2013
Museum CLOSED
The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24th. Happy Holidays!



12/25/2013
Museum CLOSED
The Museum is closed on Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25th and will re-open on Thursday, December 26th.
Happy Holidays!



12/26/2013
Winter Break Festivities

Check out these cool winter themed programs!

  • Winter Percussion Garden: 11 am – 2 pm
  • Holiday Bears: 11 am – 1 pm
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am
  • Stunning Snowflakes: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Polar Bear Blubber: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Fun with Bells: 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm




12/27/2013
Winter Break Festivities

Check out these cool Winter themed programs!

  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am 
  • Money Game: 11 am 
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am, 12:15 pm & 1 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Holiday Springs and Sprockets Tinker Workshop: All Day




12/28/2013
Winter Break Festivities
Check out these cool winter themed programs!
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Stunning Snowflakes: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Polar Bear Blubber: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Holiday Bears: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Snow Pals: 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Fun with Bells: 4 pm




12/29/2013
Winter Break Festivities
Check out these cool winter themed programs!
  • Eric Energy - Science Spectacular : 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm, 4 pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm




12/30/2013
Winter Break Festivities
Check out these cool Winter themed programs!
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am




12/31/2013
Noontime New Year- Royal Masquerade!

Join us for our annual Noontime New Year Celebration as we celebrate Kings and Queens, Knights and Jokers!  Come dressed in your favorite costume as we decorate numbers and make sound makers for our noon countdown with Eric Energy, complete with a juice and cookie toast!  Enjoy a large number of performances, activities, and more, including:

  • Masquerade Mask Making: 9:30 am - 5 pm
  • College Savings Plans of Maryland: 9:30 am - 1 pm
  • Make Your Own Confetti : 10 am - 11:30 am
  • Fight a Knight: 10 am - 11:30 am & 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Make a Beautiful Fairy Wand!: 10 am - 11 am & 12:30 pm - 2 pm
  • Storm the Castle! Catapult Game :
    10 am & 1:30 pm
  • Number Making: 10 am - 11 am &  1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Sound Sandwich Making: 10 am - 11:30 am
  • .      Tranquil Handpan  Music  with Janet Spahr - 10 am - 11:30 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Veritey - Healthy Holidays: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • New Moon Theater: 11:30 am & 1:10 pm
  • Ring Toss & Hopscotch: 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Medieval Jousting : 10 am - 11:30 am & 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Royal Crown Decorating: 10 am - 11 am  & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Royal Bowling Alley :10 am  -  11:30 am & 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Fairy Dancing: 10 am - 11:30 am
  • Tranquil Hand Pan Music: 10 am & 12:30 pm
  • New Moon Theater : 10:30 am & 11:15 am
  • Dance Party with Bobby Nyk : 11 am - 1 pm
  • LITE FM Prize Wheel: 11 am - 1 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: The Royal Barnyard:
    11 am - 2 pm
  • Royal Parade and Dance with DragonSong Band and The Augerbine Faerie Dancers:
    11:30 am - 12 pm
  • Noon Countdown with Eric Energy!: 11:45 am - 12:10 pm
  • Make Your Own Cuica!: 12:30 pm - 2 pm
  • The Kindersinger: Dragons and Fairies and... Chipmunk?... Oh My!:
    1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Royal Science Spectacular! with Eric Energy: 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Journey to the Imagi Nation: Magic Show:
    1:30 & 3:30 pm
  • The Mr. Gabe Music Show: 3 pm & 4 pm



 





1/01/2014
Museum Open
Happy New Year!
We are open today from 9:30 am - 4:30pm.



1/05/2014
Members Only Hours
We invite our members to explore and play in the Museum one hour before we open to the general public!

11 am



1/18/2014
I Have A Dream Weekend Celebration
Community comes to life over the three-day "I Have a Dream" weekend! Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special programs today include:
  • Meet and Greet with Negro League Baseball Museum: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Painting of Quilt Squares for Our Beloved Community Quilt with the Baltimore African-American Quilters Guild: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Bubbles The Clown:11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Make Your Own Happy Birthday Cakes: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • African-American Inventors Matching Game: 10 am - 12 pm &
    1 pm - 3 pm
  • WildLife Adventures - African Wildlife display: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • The Kindersinger - Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm




1/19/2014
I Have A Dream Weekend Celebration
Community comes to life over the three-day "I Have a Dream" weekend! Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special programs today include:
  • Negro League Baseball Museum: 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Our Beloved Community Quilt with the Baltimore African-American Quilters Guild- Demo and Painting of Squares: 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures - African Animals: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Once Upon a Doorstep: Happy Birthday MLK!:  3:30 pm
  • Mother Goose on The Loose: 1:30 pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 PM; 4 pm




1/20/2014
I Have A Dream Weekend Celebration
Community comes to life over the three-day "I Have a Dream" weekend! Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special programs today include:
  • The Living Museum of African American History: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Negro League Baseball Museum- Meet and Greet: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Musical Moments: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Once Upon a Doorstep: Happy Birthday MLK!: 11:30 am; 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Our Beloved Community Quilt with the Baltimore African-American Quilters Guild: 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Doves of Peace: 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures - African Animals: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Kindersinger: Happy Birthday MLK!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Make Your Own Happy Birthday Cakes: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 1:30 pm
  • Dream Clouds: 2 pm - 4 pm




1/20/2014
Museum Open
We are open today from 9:30 am - 5 pm.



1/21/2014
Museum Open- Closing at 2 pm
Due to today's inclement weather, the museum will close at 2 pm.



1/26/2014
Visiting Exhibit- Final Day!
Featuring life-sized, mechanical sculptures and installations (think Rube Goldberg with a holiday theme!),Holiday Springs & Sprockets celebrates Americana nostalgia and childhood whimsy through a world of blinking lights, moving parts and quirky scenarios.



Sponsored by:




1/26/2014
Hot Glue: 101 with Steve Gerberich
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to create a sculpture with mechanical sculptor and creator of the exhibit Holiday Springs and Sprockets, Steve Gerberich! Aspiring sculptors will create their own Mini Masterpiece from a smorgasbord of parts painstakingly collected during artist’s Steve Gerberich’s travels through our nation's junkyards and 99-cent stores. Assembled using contemporary hot glue “welding”, kids will arrange and rearrange surplus objects into original beautiful work while acquiring a new appreciation for creative reuse.

Sessions are 90-minutes and limited to 15 children, ages 8 and up, per session. Tickets for each session will be distributed at the Security office, on a first-come, first served basis, 20 minutes prior to the start time of each session. Parental supervision is required for all participants. This workshop is free with Museum admission.

Sessions will take place at 1 pm & 3 pm.



2/07/2014
Family Fun Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Activities include:

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

The Money Game: 11 am
The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Art a la Cart: 12 pm - 2 pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!







2/08/2014
Chinese New Year Celebration
Help us celebrate the Year of the Horse at our annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Enjoy these special activities:
  • Art a la Cart- Festive Dragons:
    10 am & 2 pm
  • Galloping Horses: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Chinese Sister City Calligraphy and Chopstick Training:
    10:30 am - 4 pm
  • PF Changs: Food Tasting: 11 am - 1 pm
  • WildLife Adventures: 11 am - 1:30 pm
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Chinese New Year Lucky Charms:
    11 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Gina Ling Dance Chamber Performance: 11:30 am
  • Bubbles The Clown: 11:30 am
  • The Chinese Lion Dancers of the Tai Yim Kung Fu School:
    1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • New Century School Chinese Performance:
      2 pm - 2:30 pm




2/12/2014
Wonderful Wednesdays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden
: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Parachute Games: 11 am
Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

Circle Time:11:30 am

Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Exploration Station: 1 pm - 3 pm
Everyone can be a scientist!  Learn about plants, energy, shapes, forces, planets, and more.  The sky is the limit at Exploration Station!

Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



2/15/2014
Presidents' Day Weekend Fun!
Looking for some holiday fun? Celebrate all weekend long with fun activities!
  • Circle Time : 11 am & 12 pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

  • Exploration Station: 1 pm - 4:30 pm
    Everyone can be a scientist! Learn about plants, energy, shapes, forces, planets, and more. The sky is the limit at Exploration Station!

Plus, these fun activities!:
  • Sesame Street Tinker Workshop: 10 am – 5 pm
  • New Moon Theater: 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Kindersinger - Be My Valentine!: 3 pm & 3:30 pm




2/16/2014
Presidents' Day Weekend Fun!
Looking for some holiday fun? Celebrate all weekend long with fun activities!
  • Percussion Garden : 12:30 pm & 4 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds. 

  • Mother Goose on the Loose : 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

  • Jingle Jangle Music Time : 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

  • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
    An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).




2/17/2014
Presidents' Day Weekend Fun!
We are open today from 9:30 am to 5 pm!

Uncle Pete Up with Kids! 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
Join us for two dance parties with Uncle Pete!

Kamishibai: 11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).



2/17/2014
Presidents' Day
We are open today from 9:30 am to 5 pm!

Uncle Pete Up with Kids! 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
Join us for two dance parties with Uncle Pete!

Kamishibai: 11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
An exciting storytime featuring the ancient Japanese art of Kamishibai(paper theater).



2/19/2014
Wonderful Wednesdays
Visit every Wednesday (October through April) for a day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

Fun with Sounds: 10 am - 12 pm
Experience a unique instrument that uses movement to manipulate sound. Try it yourself and create your own personal soundtrack for every move you make!

Parachute Games: 11 am
Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



2/21/2014
Bike Maryland Bike Rodeo
Join us for the Bike Maryland Bike Rodeo where kids can learn how and why they need to wear a helmet; learn how to conduct an ABC spin check (air, brakes, chain, and spin the tire to make sure it's on properly); and ride a bike through a short safety obstacle course. 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:30pm

All participants must be able to ride a bike and wear a helmet. Children who cannot ride a bike may still participate in the safety learning portion of the rodeo.



2/22/2014
New Visiting Exhibit Opens!
Generations of children know and love Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Zoe, and Ernie and Bert. For over 40 years, these and other Sesame Street television characters have also come to life in books, in the stories you were read to as a child or are sharing with your family today.

The art exhibit, The Art of Sesame Street: From Pictures to Pages, explores the history of the popular children's educational television show through paintings and prints, and will be on display at Port Discovery Children's Museum from February 22 to September 1, 2014.





3/02/2014
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
With classic books including The Cat in the Hat  and One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss has touched the lives of multiple generations. Don't miss our celebration of his works featuring:

  • Dr. Seuss Circle Time: 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm;
    2:30 pm 3:30 pm

  • Mother Goose on The Loose: 1:30 pm

  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Birthday Cake Art & Puzzles: 1 pm – 4 pm

  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm ; 3:30 pm &
    4:15 pm




3/04/2014
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



3/11/2014
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



3/12/2014
Wonderful Wednesdays

Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden
: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Parachute Games: 11 am
Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

Circle Time:11:30 am

Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



3/13/2014
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



3/15/2014
15th Birthday Bonanza
Port Discovery Children’s Museum is turning 15 and you’re invited to help celebrate with a special reduced admission of just $5!

Enjoy performances, a visit from the Chick-Fil-A cows, design your own birthday “cake”, create Happy Birthday Shrinky Dinks and more!

Performances and activities include:
  • Circle Time: 11 am
  • Chick-Fil-A Prize Wheel/Cow Appearance:
    11 am - 2 pm 

  • Facepainting with Rain: 11 am - 4 pm
  • Sing Happy Birthday Port Discovery with Mr. Gabe:
     
    12 pm 

  • Mr. Gabe Music Show: 12:15 pm & 1:15 pm
  • Magical Mats- Yoga & Creative Movement:
    1 pm & 1:45 pm
  • Mr. Norman: 1 pm – 2 pm     
  • Happy Birthday Port Discovery! Birthday Cakes:
    1 pm – 4 pm 
  • Birthday Charm Shrinky Dinks: 1 pm - 4:30 pm


No coupons or other discounts will be accepted. Admission is on a first come-first served basis and limited to Museum capacity.





3/18/2014
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



3/19/2014
Wonderful Wednesdays

Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden
: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Parachute Games: 11 am
Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

Circle Time:11:30 am

Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



3/20/2014
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



3/21/2014
Family Fun Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Activities include:

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

The Money Game: 11 am
The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Bike Maryland Bike Rodeo: 4:15 pm; 5:15 pm & 6:15 pm
Join us for the Bike Maryland Bike Rodeo where kids can learn how and why they need to wear a helmet; learn how to conduct an ABC spin check (air, brakes, chain, and spin the tire to make sure it's on properly); and ride a bike through a short safety obstacle course.

All participants must be able to ride a bike and wear a helmet. Children who cannot ride a bike may still participate in the safety learning portion of the rodeo.

Family Activity Table
: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Once Upon a Doorstep: 6 pm and 7pm
Our newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!

Enjoy special activities from some of our community partners:
  • Maryland Health Care Access: 4 pm - 7 pm




  • 3/22/2014
    Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street!

    Bring your camera and take a picture with Elmo before you explore our new art exhibit,
    The Art of Sesame Street: From Pictures to Pages
    !


    30-Minute Sessions will take place at 11 am; 12 pm & 1 pm.

    Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

    ™/© 2014 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

     





    3/25/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    3/27/2014
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    3/30/2014
    Members Only Hours
    We invite our members to explore and play in the Museum one hour before we open to the general public!

    11 am



    4/01/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    4/02/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden
    : 9:30 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    4/03/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    4/08/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    4/09/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Visit every Wednesday for a day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills. Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 9:30 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up for Parachute Games!  Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    4/10/2014
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    4/11/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11 am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Pop Up Science
    : 11 am & 11:30 pm
    Pop in and discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!
     



    4/12/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • UMBC Health Fair : 10 am – 1 pm
    • Robinson Nature Center activity table :
      10 am – 1 pm
    • Moon Bounce : 10 am – 4:30 pm
    • Happy Family Brands: 11 am - 3 pm
    • Bubbles The Clown Magic Show and Balloon Sculpting : 11:30 am
    • Kindersinger Puddle Jumping : 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Art ala Cart : 1 pm – 3pm
    • Exploration Station : 1 pm – 4:30 pm




    4/13/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Wells Fargo Family Activity Table: 12 pm – 3 pm
    • Adventure to the Imagi Nation : 1 pm & 2:30 pm
    • Mother Goose on The Loose : 1:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:2:30 pm; 3:15 pm &
      4 pm
    • Once Upon a Doorstep : 3:30 pm
    Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by
    The Herbert Bearman Foundation.

     





    4/14/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am & 3 pm
    • WildLife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm
    • Storm The Castle: 10 am – 12pm & 1 pm - 3 pm




    4/14/2014 - 4/21/2014
    Spring Break Hours

    Monday, April 14:  9:30 am -5 pm

    Tuesday, April 15:  9:30 am -5 pm

    Wednesday, April 16: 9:30 am - 5 pm

    Thursday, April 17: 9:30 am - 5 pm

    Friday, April 18: 9:30 am -8 pm (Target Family Fun Night)

    Monday, April 21: 9:30 am - 5pm





    4/15/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while  they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    • SALT: Curious George and Other Children's Stories:
      11 am & 12 pm
    • Circle Time:11:30 am
    • WildLife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm
    • Make Your Own Grass Head: 1 pm - 3 pm
    • Scented Play-Doh: 1 pm - 4 pm
    • Towson Science Lab: 12 pm; 12:30 pm; 1 pm;
      1:30 pm & 2 pm




    4/16/2014
    STEM in Spring!- NanoDay
    Bring your family to celebrate NanoDay. Family friendly activities illustrate the world at the nanoscale, making this new field of science accessible and fun. NanoDay celebrations create unique new learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.

      Surface to Volume Ratio
      : 11 am - 2 pm
      Join Port Education Consulting to learn about special properties of nano-materials due to their surface to volume ratio.

      Computer Hard Drives: 11 am - 2 pm
      Learn how to make computer codes using magnets. Computer hard drives are one of the most common applications of nanotechnology.

      Capillary Action: 11 am - 2 pm
      Make a beautiful design on a coffee filter while exploring how liquids flow in narrow spaces.

      Circle Time : 11:30 am
      Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

      Jingle Jangle Music Time
      : 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
      A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

      Electroplating: 1 pm - 3 pm
      Can you make a nickel look like a penny? Experiment with electroplating!

      Pixelligent : 11 am – 2 pm
      Visit Pixelligent, a local Baltimore company whose PixClear technology uses nanocrystals to improve electronic displays. Learn more about their products through hands-on demonstrations.

      UV Bracelets:
      1 pm - 3 pm Create a bracelet using beads that change color when exposed to ultraviolet light!

      Plus, these exciting activities:
               NanoExpress (Howard University):
               9:30 am - 3:30 pm
               Vibrobot Workshop : 11 am - 2 pm
               Nanos For Littles: Moving Molecules
    : 1 pm - 3 pm







    4/17/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Make Your Own Grass Head: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Fun with Sounds: 10 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm
    • Wells Fargo Family Activity Table: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Toddler Science: 10 am & 1 pm
    • Eric Energy Science Spectacular:
      12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Erupting Volcanoes: 1 pm - 3 pm
    • Zoo Mobile-Waddle and Wiggle : 3 pm & 3:45 pm




    4/18/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Mother Goose on The Loose: 10:30 am
    • Money Game: 11 am
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am 
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    • University of Maryland School of Medicine: 12:30 pm - 5 pm
    • Eric Energy Science Spectacular:
      12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
    • WildLife Adventures: 1 pm - 3 pm
    • Sound Sandwiches: 1 pm - 3 pm
    • Hoop Gliders: 1 pm - 4 pm
    • Maryland Bike Rodeo: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm
    • Family Activity Table: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Once Upon a Doorstep: 6 pm - 7 pm




    4/19/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Robinson Nature Center Activity Table:
      10 am – 1 pm
    • Circle Time:
      11 am & 12 pm
    • Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    • Magical Mats Yoga and Creative Movement :
      1 pm & 1:45 pm
    • WildLife Adventures: 1 pm – 3 pm
    • Exploration Station : 1 pm - 4:30 pm




    4/20/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while  they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • Mother Goose on The Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Eric Energy Science Spectacular:
      1:30 pm & 2:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:
      2:30 pm
    • Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm

    Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by
    The Herbert Bearman Foundation.






    4/21/2014
    STEM in Spring!
    School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while  they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long!
    • National Federation of The Blind: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Baltimore Improv Group: 12 pm and 12:30 pm
    • Zoo Mobile- Waddle and Wiggle:
      1 pm & 2 pm




    4/23/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden
    : 9:30 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!  Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!


    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    4/26/2014
    Countdown to Kindergarten
    Join us for a day of fun and educational activities at our annual celebration that prepares parents and caregivers to successfully transition their emerging kindergartners into school!

    Enjoy a full day of fun including:
    • Making Maryland Collages: 10 am - 1 pm
    • Sammy the Snail Family Activity Table
      10 am - 2:30 pm
    • Baltimore Life Companies: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Baltimore Infants and Toddlers: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Wildlife Adventures: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Walters Art Museum: 10 am – 1pm
    • Maryland Public Television: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Family Tree: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Sesame Street Family Kits: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Circle Time hosted by Point Breeze Credit Union: 10:30 am
    • Mr. Norman performance: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Kindersinger: Countdown To Kindergarten:
      11:30 am & 12 pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time
      10:30 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Susquehanna Bank: 10 am – 2 pm
    • Point Breeze Credit Union: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Baltimore City Public Schools: 10 am – 1 pm
    • BCCCRC: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Toddler Science: 10 am – 1pm





    4/29/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    4/30/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Fun with Sounds: 10 am - 2 pm
    Experience a unique instrument that uses movement to manipulate sound. Try it yourself and create your own personal soundtrack for every move you make!

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Circle Time:11:30 am

    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    5/01/2014
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/06/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/08/2014
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/08/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    5/09/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Pop Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Pop in and discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!





    5/13/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 10, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through April 10, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/13/2014
    Discovery Days- Portability Day
    Join us for Portability Day, a day dedicated to children with Autism and their peers. Parents, educators and caretakers can connect with community organizations that specialize in providing services for children with special needs, while children are free to play and explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer Museum environment.
    • Pet Partners: Amy and Badger: 10 am - 1 pm
    • Moonbounce(Provided by Astro Events): 10 am - 4:30 pm
    • Snow Fun: 10 am - 1:30 pm
    • Floam : 10 am - 1:30 pm
    • Bag of Wonder : 10 am - 1:30 pm
    • Paint and Print Madness: 10 am  – 1:30 pm
    • Kindersinger- I Rock : 11 am & 11:30 am
    • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Discovery Days are generously funded by:
     
     



    5/14/2014
    Discovery Days
    Join us for Portability Day, a day dedicated to children with Autism and their peers. Parents, educators and caretakers can connect with community organizations that specialize in providing services for children with special needs, while children are free to play and explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer Museum environment.
    • Pet Partners: Amy and Badger: 10 am - 1 pm
    • Moonbounce(Provided by Astro Events): 10 am - 4:30 pm
    • Snow Fun: 10 am - 1:30 pm
    • Bag of Wonder : 10 am - 1:30 pm
    • Paint and Print Madness: 10 am  – 1:30 pm
    • Kindersinger- I Rock : 11 am & 11:30 am
    • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Discovery Days are generously funded by:
     
     



    5/15/2014
    Discovery Days
    Join us for Discovery Days - days dedicated to children with special needs! Parents, educators and caretakers can connect with community organizations that specialize in providing services for children with special needs, while children are free to play and explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer Museum environment.

    • Print and Paint Madness: 9:30 - 1:30 pm
    • Moonbounce(Provided by Astro Events): 10 am - 4:30 pm
    • Snow Fun: 10 am - 1:30 pm
    • Bag of Wonder : 10 am - 1:30 pm 
    • Floam: 11 am - 1:30 pm
    • Kindersinger- I Rock : 11 am & 11:30 am
    • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Discovery Days are generously funded by:
     
     



    5/15/2014
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/16/2014
    Be A Part of the Art Day!
    Come learn and play on a day specifically designed for children of ALL abilities! Be A Part of the Art Day is an inclusion day that gives children of all abilities the opportunity to play, learn, and explore in a safe and neutral environment.
    • Bag of Wonder: 9:30 am 
    • Paint and Print Madness: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Uncle Pete : 10 am & 11 am 
    • MAKE Studio: 10 am - 12:30 pm
    • Moonbounce (Provided by Astro Events) : 10 am - 3:30 pm
    • Mr. Norman: 10:30 am - 12 pm
    • Mother Goose on The Loose: 10:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am, 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    • Kindersinger- I Rock!: 11 am & 11:30 pm 


    Discovery Days
    are generously funded by:
     
     




    5/17/2014 - 2/06/2015
    Curious George: Let's Get Curious!
    Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, the exhibit presents key concepts in science, math and engineering, which are woven throughout the exhibit.

    Activities invite visitors to learn like George through direct experience and problem solving:
    • Play with color, light, and shadow in Curious George's Apartment Building
    • Sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the Produce Stand
    • Use science skills to putt 3 holes of Mini Golf
    • Build a whirligig and experiment with wind power in The Farm
    • Explore the Space Rocket and more!

    Curious George: Let's Get Curious! is locally sponsored by:



    Curious George television series merchandise (c) Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved.



    5/17/2014
    Book Bonanza
    Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Port Discovery’s first Book Bonanza.
    Participate in unique storytimes, meet authors, visit the Book Buggy, and receive free books!

    Enjoy activities and performances including:
    • Raising a Reader:10 am – 1 pm
    • Maryland Book Bank: 10 am – 1 pm
    • Point Breeze Credit Union : 10 am – 1 pm
    • Storyville Programs- Baltimore County Public Library:
      10:30 am , 11:30 am, & 12:30 pm

    • Book Buggy - Enoch Pratt Free Library: 10:30 am - 2 pm
    • Books in Motion: 11 am
    • Circle Time with Point Breeze Credit Union: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Bubbles The Clown: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Little Hands and Big Hands: 1 pm
    • Music Man Mr. Norman 1 pm – 2pm
    • Art a la Cart: 1 pm – 3 pm
    • A Storytime Medley: Carroll County Public Library: 2 pm





    5/20/2014
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/20/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    5/21/2014
    Play It Forward
    Join us for a fun-filled, grown-ups only party that supports Port Discovery’s education and outreach programs. Enjoy fabulous food, engaging activities, and the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit as we honor Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith with the Great Friend to Kids Award!

    6 pm – 9 pm
    35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 

    $7 parking at Harbor Park Garage
    (Corner of Lombard St. and Market Pl.)
    Attire: Business Casual
    Event Chairs: Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank

    Limited tables available. Purchase today.

    Contact Erin Wahl at 410-864-2667 or email ewahl@portdiscovery.org

    To purchase individual tickets online, visit portdiscovery.org
    To download a table form click here.


    A Very Special Thank You to Our Play It Forward Sponsors!




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    Sylvan/Laureate Foundation
    McCormick & Company, Inc.

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. • Bank of America • BB&T• BBN Networks, LLC • M&T Bank • T. Rowe Price • University of Maryland, Baltimore •Venable, LLP

     • Xerox Corporation • The Cupid Foundation •PricewaterhouseCoopers •The Ritz-Carlton Residences by RXR Realty • Susquehanna Bank

    Media Sponsors
    The Daily Record • WYPR 88.1 FM

    Committee Members
    Edie Brown • Allison Buchalter • Tracy Bumba • Judi Clague • Cindy Conklin Susan Ettinger • Megan Farrell • Dan Fulmer • Beverly Hoffberg • Avendui Lacovara Jennifer Litchman • Gay Legg • Jennifer Nolley • Sharlene Sherman • Paulette Williams

    Port Discovery Board of Directors
    Dennis F. Rasmussen, Chair • Monica Brandes, Vice Chair • Aris Melissaratos, Vice Chair •
     John Shmerler, Vice Chair • Mark Pollak, Secretary • Gordon M. Stetz, Jr., Treasurer

    Alex B. Bartlett • Douglas L. Becker • Eric Becker • Winifred C. Borden • Steve Burch•Alex B. Bartlett • Douglas L. Becker • Eric Becker • Winifred C. Borden • Steve Burch • Angela Celestin • Renee Christoff • Bonnie S. Copeland • William S. Corey, Jr. • Cheri Harman Dorsey • Dan Fulmer • Robert E. Gabrys • John Harbaugh • Kathleen S. Hardway • Charlie Hatter • Carim Khouzami • Stacy E. Landsman • Clarke Langrall, Jr. • Gay Legg •Jennifer Litchman • Susan Magsamen • Singleton B. McAllister • Teresa Payne-Nunn •
    John W. Sasser • Jay Steinmetz • Harry Thomasian, Jr. • Michele L. Whelley




    5/22/2014
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 22, 2014.
    Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

    Harbor Park Garage offers $7 Roof Top only parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, through May 22, 2014. Please pick up a follow up validation at the Museum box office.

    If you enter the garage before 12:30 pm or exit after 5 pm and/or do not park on the Roof Top, you will be charged the full price rate.

    Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum. Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Box Office to receive your discount.



    5/24/2014
    Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
    Join us for a celebration of the traditions and culture of Asian Pacific heritage with performances and more!
    • Kawasaki Sister City Committee: 10 am – 2 pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 12 pm
    • Misako Ballet : 1:30 pm
    • Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm





    5/26/2014
    Museum Open!
    Happy Memorial Day! We are open today from
    10 am - 5 pm.



    5/28/2014
    Talking About Tots

    Dr. Christine Hess, Psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, will present Lullaby and Goodnight: Fostering Sleep for Infants and Toddlers. She will discuss helpful ways to foster sleep for infants and toddlers.  Sleep deprivation is one of the toughest challenges that parents face when their children do not sleep well.  Fostering good sleep habits when children are very young is a skill that will benefit them throughout the lifespan.  We will discuss bedtime routines, techniques for putting your child to bed, as well as sleep training to help children sleep through the night. 

    11 am





    5/28/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Fun With Sounds
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Experience a unique instrument that uses movement to manipulate sound. Try it yourself and create your own personal soundtrack for every move you make!

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    6/03/2014
    Art a la Cart
    Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

    10 am - 12 pm



    6/07/2014
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
    • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Cook and Tell with McCormick: 12 pm; 1 pm & 2 pm
    • Middle Eastern Movement: 12 pm - 12:30 pm
    • Exploration Station: Help George Find His Tail!: 1 pm - 3 pm
    • FazaFam Family Jam: 2 pm
    • Fidos for Freedom: 2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Cook and Tell is generously sponsored by:






    6/09/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    6/13/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    • Parachute Games:11 am
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am,12:15 pm, &
      1 pm
    • Art a la Cart: Bananarama: 1pm - 3 pm




    6/14/2014
    Littles' Day- Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
    Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under as we celebrate bugs!
    • Moonbounce: 10 am - 4 pm
    • Diffusion Butterflies: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Central Maryland Beekeepers Association: 10 am - 1 pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am, 12 pm
    • Bubbles the Clown: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Bugs on a Stick: 1 pm - 3 pm

     

    Littles' Day is generously sponsored by:

     

     

     





    6/16/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    6/17/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Art a la Cart: Bananarama 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    6/18/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Enjoy a morning of art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.
    • Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    • Parachute Games:11 am
    • Circle Time:11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30 am; 12:15 pm




    6/19/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Pop Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy special science demonstrations in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.

    Art On The Go!
    : 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    6/20/2014
    Negro League Baseball Meet & Greet
    Experience living history during a Meet & Greet with Negro Leagues Baseball legend Luther Atkinson and historian Ray Banks of the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball.

    10 am - 4 pm



    6/21/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm 
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mr. Norman: 1 pm - 2 pm
    Dance and sing-along throughout the Museum with local children's performer, Mr. Norman.

    Pop-Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.

    The Kindersinger: 1:30 pm and 2 pm
    Dance and sing-along in the Oasis with Pam Minor, the Kindersinger!



    6/23/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    Create a symphony by playing and experimenting with percussion instruments.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



    6/25/2014
    Talking about Tots
    In this latest installment of our series Talking About Tots, Dr. Eve LeBarton, Developmental Psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, will present “Do you see what I’m saying? Nonverbal communication in infants and toddlers.”

    Children’s first words illustrate the beginning of an exciting world of communicating with those around them. However, children also do a lot of communicating nonverbally. Learn the many ways that infants and toddlers use their eyes, hands, and body to communicate with those around them from before they can speak and into toddlerhood. There will also be a discussion about things parents can do to encourage nonverbal communication and potential benefits of gesturing.

    11 am



    6/26/2014
    Pop Up Science
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    6/27/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Enjoy special activities using a giant parachute!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





    6/28/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

    Art a la Cart: 10 am - 12 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

    Circle Time
    : 11 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Circle Time with Guest Author Daneace Terry Jeffrey: 12 pm
    Enjoy a special story time with children's book author, Daneace Terry Jeffrey!

    Life on Yoga Mountain: 1 pm
    Stretch, breathe, and relax in a yoga class designed for kids and families!

    Exploration Station:
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Help George find his tail!



    6/29/2014
    Tot Time
    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




    6/30/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!

    Circle Time
    : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Create a work of art to take home with you.



    7/02/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Enjoy a morning of fun dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays for children. Recommended for ages 3 and under.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute! Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 12:15 pm & 1:30 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers! Recommended for ages 2 and under.



    7/03/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Pop Up Science Demonstrations: 1 pm & 1:30 pm




    7/04/2014
    4th of July Fun!
    Before you head out to see the fireworks, join us for a fun-filled day featuring:
    • Mother Goose on the Loose story time: 10:30 am
    • The Money Game: 11 am
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time : 11:30 am, 12:15 pm, & 1 pm
    • Art A la Cart- Make a Star Spangled Medallion
      1 pm - 3 pm
    • Exploration Station: Hoop Gliders: 1 pm - 3 pm




    7/07/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.) Enjoy these fun activities:

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art Ala Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!



    7/08/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under. 11:30 am



    7/09/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Enjoy special activities using a giant parachute!

    Circle Time:
    11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 12:15 pm & 1:30 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





    7/10/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Pop-Up Science!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy special science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and  in theCurious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    7/11/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Enjoy special activities using a giant parachute!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Create a cool Bananarama to take home with you!



    7/12/2014
    Littles Day - Teddy Bear Picnic
    Join us for a special Littles' Day dedicated to children 5 and under! Bring your favorite furry friend to our annual Teddy Bear picnic and enjoy these special activities:
    • Maryland Book Bank: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Make Your Own Teddy Bear Ears: 12 pm - 2 pm
    • Teddy Bear Picnic with The Kindersinger: 1 pm & 1:30 pm

    Littles' Day is sponsored by:

     

     





    7/14/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)

    Enjoy these special activities!

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art Ala Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!



    7/14/2014
    Muse




    7/15/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.
    11 am



    7/16/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays

    Enjoy a morning of art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays for children. Recommended for ages 3 and under.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up for Parachute Games!  Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute! Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 12:15 pm & 1:30 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers! Recommended for ages 2 and under.





    7/17/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    7/18/2014
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4 pm until 8 pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm.

    Tonight's special activities include:
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, & 6:30 pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.





    7/18/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Enjoy special activities using a giant parachute!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Create a cool Bananarama to take home with you!



    7/19/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Meet and Greet with Curious George: 11 am & 3 pm
    Meet Curious George as he explores the Museum.

    Circle Time
    :11 am & 12 pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    ExerGames: 12 pm- 2 pm
    The Kick It Up! soccer field transforms into an ExerGames arena! Race bikes, compete in an iDance off, "surf" on balance boards and more!

    Exploration Station
    : 1 pm - 3 pm
    What science techniques do you need to use to help George find his tail?




    7/20/2014
    Tot Time
    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time:
    2:30 pm; 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    7/21/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)
    Enjoy these special activities:

    Meet and Greet with Curious George: 11 am and 3 pm
    Bring your camera and take your picture with Curious George!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    ExerGames: 12 pm - 2 pm
    Join us in the Kick It Up! exhibit where you can race bikes, compete in an iDance off, "surf" on balance boards and more!



    7/22/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Art a la Cart: Bananarama 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    7/23/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    7/24/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Negro Leagues Baseball Meet & Greet: 10 am - 4 pm
    Experience living history during a Meet & Greet with Negro Leagues Baseball league legend Luther Atkinson and historian Ray Banks of the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball.

    Circle Time : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art On The Go!: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!

    Pop-Up Science!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy special science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and  in the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    7/25/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Negro Leagues Baseball Meet & Greet
    : 10 am - 4 pm
    Experience living history during a Meet & Greet with Negro Leagues Baseball legend Luther Atkinson and historian Ray Banks of the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negros League Baseball

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11 am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




    7/26/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

    Circle Time
    : 11 am, 12 pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Magical Mats: 1 pm & 1:45 pm
    Stretch, breathe, and relax in a yoga and creative movement class for kids!

    Exploration Station:
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Help George find his tail!



    7/27/2014
    Family Fun Day
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Adventure to the Imagi Nation
    : 1 pm & 2:30 pm
    Take an adventure to the Imagi Nation with magician David London.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm
    Our newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!

    Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by
    The Herbert Bearman Foundation.




    7/28/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)
    Enjoy these special activities:

    Meet and Greet with Curious George: 11 am and 3 pm
    Bring your camera and take your picture with Curious George!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    ExerGames: 12 pm - 2 pm
    Join us in the Kick It Up! exhibit where you can race bikes, compete in an iDance off, "surf" on balance boards and more!

    *The Wonders of Water exhibit is closed from 10 am until 12:30 pm for cleaning.  



    7/29/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    7/30/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    7/30/2014
    Talking About Tots
    Laurie Chaikind, MSW, LGSW presents Enhancing Your Child's Skill Through Connection-Based Play. This presentation will provide information on the benefits and how-to’s of playtime that is specially focused on bonding and connecting with your young child. This specific type of play helps children develop critical bonds with their caregivers, which research shows increases the child’s ability to follow directions, expands the child’s attention span, enhances brain growth and development, helps children learn to self-regulate and calm, and even plants the seeds for increased self-esteem as children age! Come and learn about the science behind connection-based play and have the opportunity to practice with your child! This parent workshop takes place in the Tot Trails exhibit and is free with Museum admission.

    11 am



    7/31/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.





    8/01/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11 am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you.



    8/02/2014
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
    • University of Maryland School of Medicine: 10:30 am - 1 pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Cook and Tell with Wegmans: 12 pm , 1 pm & 2 pm
    • Middle Eastern Movement: 12 pm & 12:30 pm
    • FazaFam Family Jam: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Kindersinger- Kinderfit: 2 pm & 2:30 pm
    • FIDOS For Freedom: 2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Cook and Tell is generously sponsored by:

     


     





    8/03/2014
    Family Fun Day
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/04/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)

    The Wonders of Water exhibit is closed from 10 am until 12:30 pm for cleaning.  



    8/05/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time
    : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.




    8/06/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Enjoy special activities using a giant parachute!

    Circle Time:
    11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/07/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Pop-Up Science!: 11 am & 11:30 am
    Enjoy special science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and  in theCurious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm






    8/08/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11 am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am,12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1pm - 3 pm
    Make a cool Bananarama to take home with you!



    8/09/2014
    Tortoise and the Hare Day
    Does slow and steady really win the race? Find out at our annual Tortoise and the Hare Day and enjoy these special programs:
    • Create Your Own Rabbit Ears: 10 am-1 pm
    • Moonbounce provided by Astro Events: 10 am - 4:30 pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Tortoise and the Hare Races: 12 pm & 1 pm
    • Peek-a- Boo Tortoises: 1 pm - 3 pm
    *Programs are subject to change. Please check "Cool Things To Do" list upon arrival.




    8/10/2014
    Tot Time
    Join us in the Tot Trails exhibit for special programs designed for children ages birth through 3.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm, 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




    8/11/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)

    Enjoy these fun activities:

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    *The Wonders of Water exhibit is closed from 10 am until 12:30 pm for cleaning.  



    8/12/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Art a la Cart: Bananarama 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    8/13/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays

    Enjoy a morning of art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays for children. Recommended for ages 3 and under.

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Join us in Kick it Up for Parachute Games!  Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute! Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers! Recommended for ages 2 and under.

    **Curious George will be in the museum for a Meet and Greet at 11 am but will be off-site at 3pm.**





    8/14/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art On The Go!
    : 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!




    8/15/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11 am
    Participate in a fast paced "game show" where you decided to save, spend, share, or invest your money.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time
    : 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/15/2014
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    General Admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tonight's special activities include:
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, & 6:30 pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Once Upon a Doorstep Story Time: 6 pm & 7 pm
    General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.

    Once Upon a Doorstep is generously funded by the Herbert Bearman Foundation.



    8/16/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm 
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mr. Norman: 1 pm & 1:30  pm
    Dance and sing-along throughout the Museum with local children's performer, Mr. Norman.

    Pop-Up Science: 11 am & 11:30 am
    Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.

    The Paper Bag Cowboy: 2 pm
    Enjoy a special music and dance performance with The Paper Bag Cowboy!




    8/17/2014
    Family Fun Day
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm
    Our newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!

    Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by The Herbert Bearman Foundation.



    8/18/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)

    Enjoy these fun activities:

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    *The Wonders of Water exhibit is closed from 10 am until 12:30 pm for cleaning.  



    8/19/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Art a la Cart: Bananarama 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    8/20/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Play with a wide variety of percussion instruments and learn about the different techniques used to make these amazing sounds!

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/21/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art On The Go!: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    8/22/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11 am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





    8/23/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

    Art a la Cart: 10 am - 12 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

    Circle Time
    : 11 am & 12 pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Exploration Station:
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Help George find his tail!

    Pop-Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.

    Art a la Cart: 2 pm - 4 pm



    8/24/2014
    Family Fun Day
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time:
    2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





    8/25/2014
    Play Date Mondays
    Join us for our last Play Date Monday of the summer without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)

    Enjoy these fun activities:

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    *The Wonders of Water exhibit is closed from 10 am until 12:30 pm for cleaning.  



    8/26/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
    • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Art a la Cart: Bananarama 10 am - 12 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am




    8/27/2014
    Whimsical Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden
    : 10 am - 12 pm
    Play with a wide variety of percussion instruments and learn about the different techniques used to make these amazing sounds!

    Parachute Games: 11 am
    Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

    Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Circle Time:11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/27/2014
    Talking About Tots
    Sharon Conty, M.S., CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute will present: “Routine Based Language: Enhancing Your Child’s Language During Routines.” Attendees will learn how to incorporate predictable language into everyday routines. Parents will learn strategies to pair language with bath time, bedtime, snack time, etc. routines in a predictable way in order to enhance their child’s understanding and use of language. Parents will learn how to listen to their child’s language and model for the next language level.

    11 AM



    8/28/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time : 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Pop-Up Science!: 11 am & 11:30 am
    Enjoy special science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 11 am and  in theCurious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 11:30 am

    Art On The Go!: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    8/29/2014
    Family Fun Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11 am

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!






    8/30/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

    Art a la Cart: 10 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

    Circle Time
    : 11 am & 12 pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Pop-Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    8/31/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden
    : 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time:
    2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm
    Our newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!

    Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by The Herbert Bearman Foundation.



    9/01/2014
    Labor Day Fun
    We're open from 10 am until 5 pm today! Enjoy these fun programs:
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Music Performance by Uncle Pete: 12:30 pm & 1 pm
    • Patriotic Hoop Gliders: 1pm - 3pm
    • Percussion Garden: 2:30pm - 4:30pm




    9/02/2014 - 9/04/2014
    Museum CLOSED
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
    • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/05/2014
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11am
    Join us in Kick it Up for Parachute Games!  Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute! Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm & 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm
    Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science lab experiences that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

    Today’s activity: Towson SciTech & Design a Scribble Bot!

    Art a la Cart: Bananarama! 1pm – 3pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!



    9/06/2014
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
    • Art a la Cart - Bananarama!: 10am - 12pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Magical Mats Creative Movement and Yoga: 12 pm & 12:30 pm
    • Cook and Tell with McCormick: 12 pm, 1 pm & 2pm
    • FazaFam Family Jam: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    • FIDOS For Freedom Animal Visit/Demo: 2 pm - 3:30 pm




    9/07/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30 pm
    Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



    9/08/2014 - 9/11/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
    • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/12/2014
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Parachute Games: 11am
    Join us in Kick it Up for Parachute Games!  Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute! Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm & 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1:30pm
    Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science lab experiences that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

    Today’s activity: Towson SciTech & Design a Scribble Bot!

    Art a la Cart: Bananarama! 1pm – 3pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!



    9/13/2014
    Littles' Day
    Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under!!
    • Star Headbands: 10am - 12pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am, 12 pm
    • The Kindersinger: Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Patriotic Hoop Gliders: 1pm - 3pm

    Littles' Day is generously sponsored by:

     

     

     





    9/14/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm
    Our newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!



    9/15/2014 - 9/18/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
    • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/19/2014
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.
     
    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm & 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1:30pm
    Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science lab experiences that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

    Today’s activity: The Perfect Slim

    Art a la Cart: 1pm – 3pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!




    9/19/2014
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4 pm until 8 pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm.

    Tonight's special activities include:
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, & 6:30 pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.





    9/20/2014
    World Wide Day of Play
    Turn off the television and computer and get active with Port Discovery! Join us for a local celebration of Nickelodeon's Annual Worldwide Day of Play with activities including:
     
    Ring Toss: 10am – 12pm
    Hopscotch: 10am - 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
    Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    Magical Mats Creative Movement and Yoga: 12pm & 12:30pm



    9/21/2014
    Hooray for Play
    Join Port Discovery's Explorers Council for Hooray for Play, the Museum's annual family FUNdraiser, from 10am - 12pm!

    Explore and play in the museum before it opens to the public and enjoy snacks, special programs and activities!

    To purchase tickets, click here.

    Special Thanks to our Hooray for Play Supporters:
    Miss Shirley's Cafe
    Towson Hot Bagels
    Starbucks




    9/21/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Primarily Primates: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes. Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





    9/22/2014 - 9/25/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
    • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/26/2014
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Activities include:

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game: 11am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.
     
    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm & 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1:30pm
    Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science lab experiences that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

    Today’s activity: Science without Sight with the National Federation of the Blind, Maryland!

    Art a la Cart: 1pm – 3pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!

    Art a la Cart: 1pm – 3pm
    Man with the Yellow Hat



    9/27/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

    Art a la Cart: Bananarama!: 10am – 12pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

    Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Pop-Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.

    Exploration Station: Help George find his tail!: 1pm – 3pm




    9/28/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    : 1:30 pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30 pm
    Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



    9/29/2014 - 9/30/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
    • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    10/01/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden: 9:30am – 12pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Mother Goose on the Loose:
    10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 am
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Scooter Mania: 11 am
    Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Nano exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    10/02/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art a la Cart: 1pm - 3pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!

    Art On The Go!: 1:30pm & 2pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    10/03/2014
    Fantastic Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:

    Exploration Station: Help George Find His Tail!: 10am – 12pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes.
    Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:
    10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game:  11 am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am, 12:15 pm, & 1 pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1pm – 3pm



    10/04/2014
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
    • UMBC Health Fair: 10am - 1pm
    • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
    • Cook and Tell with Wegmans: 12 pm , 1 pm & 2 pm
    • FazaFam Family Jam: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
    • Kindersinger- Kinderfit: 2 pm & 2:30 pm
    • FIDOS For Freedom: 2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Cook and Tell is generously sponsored by:

     


     





    10/05/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden:  12:30pm-3pm & 4pm-5pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Primarily Primates: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes. Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:  1:30pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm
    Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



    10/06/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/07/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    10/08/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden: 9:30am – 12pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Scooter Mania: 11am
    Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Nano exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    10/09/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art a la Cart:
    1pm - 3pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!

    Art On The Go!: 1:30pm & 2pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    10/10/2014
    Fantastic Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Exploration Station: Help George Find His Tail!: 10am – 12pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes.
    Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game:  11am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Art a la Cart: 1pm – 3pm
    Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!



    10/11/2014
    Littles' Day: Curious George Goes Wild!
    Join us for a special Littles' Day dedicated to children 5 and under!

    Create a Wild Animal Mask: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my!  Choose which animal you would like to be and decorate a mask to wear.
     
    Exploration Station: Help George Find his Tail!: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    Is George is a monkey, but he doesn’t have a tail!  Go on a journey with George to find his tail and discover other animal tails along the way!

    Curious George Scavenger Hunt (with prizes): 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm   
    Follow George around the museum on a scavenger hunt!  Receive a prize for completing all the questions. (at all activity tables)

    Go Wild Circle Times: 11am & 12 pm
    Children six and under are welcome to join this special Circle Time, dedicated to wild animals! 

    Exploration Station: Fish for Termites: 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Primates like monkeys and apes often use tools to gather food or to groom.  Fish for termites with a stick like a chimpanzee in our termite mound! 

    Other Fun Events:
    Moon Bounce: 10am-4pm
    The Kindersinger (Eek, Squeak and Boo): 1pm & 1:30pm
    Dance and sing-along in the Oasis with Pam Minor, the Kindersinger!



    10/12/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden:  12:30pm-3pm & 4pm-5pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Primarily Primates: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes. Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:  1:30pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm
    Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



    10/13/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/14/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    10/15/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden: 9:30am – 12pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Scooter Mania: 11am
    Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Nano exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    10/16/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm – 3 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!

    Art on the Go!: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    10/17/2014
    DIY Shoe Clinic
    Get ready to step back into school in style!
    Bring in a pair of shoes or sneakers and give them a makeover with help from our artists!
    *Limit one restoration session per guest.

    5 pm - 7 pm



    10/17/2014
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4 pm until 8 pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm.

    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted



    10/17/2014
    Fantastic Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Exploration Station: Help George Find His Tail!: 10am – 12pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes.
    Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game:  11am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Nano exhibit at 1:30 pm.




    10/18/2014
    Sensational Saturdays
    Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

    Art a la Cart: 10am – 12pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!

    Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Music with Mr. Norman:
    1pm – 1:20pm & 1:30pm – 1:50pm
    Enjoy a special musical performance for young children by Mr. Norman at 1 pm and 1:30 pm!

    Exploration Station: Help George Find His Tail!: 1 pm – 3pm
    Is George is a monkey, but he doesn’t have a tail!  Go on a journey with George to find his tail and discover other animal tails along the way!

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    10/19/2014
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden:  12:30pm-3pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Primarily Primates: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes. Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose:  1:30pm
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm
    Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



    10/19/2014
    Free Fall Baltimore
    Come play music with Port Discovery's Performing Arts Specialist, Daveed Korup, in the plaza outside of Port Discovery! Children will discover their inner musician as they explore and experiment with a variety of unique percussion instruments.

    12:30pm - 3:30pm

    *This event is free and does not include Museum admission. In the event of rain or inclement weather, this event will be canceled.



    10/20/2014
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/21/2014
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    10/22/2014
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

    Percussion Garden: 9:30am – 12pm
    Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Scooter Mania: 11am
    Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Nano exhibit at 1:30 pm.



    10/23/2014
    Fun Family Activities
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 11:30 am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Art a la Cart: 1 pm – 3 pm
    Make a Bananarama to take home with you!

    Art on the Go!: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
    On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



    10/24/2014
    Fantastic Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

    Exploration Station: Help George Find His Tail!: 10am – 12pm
    Is Curious George a monkey or an ape? One thing is for sure, he’s a primate! Join us for a special circle time all about our friends the monkeys and the apes.
    Full of interesting books and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    The Money Game:  11am
    The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

    Circle Time: 11:30am
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Pop Up Science:  1 pm & 1:30 pm
    Discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration! Join us in the Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and in the Nano exhibit at 1:30 pm.

    Art a la Cart - Man with the Yellow Hat:
    1pm - 3pm




    10/25/2014
    Falloween Family Festival
    Are you looking for a family-friendly, not-so-scary event to kick off the fall season?  Put on your favorite costume and join us for our annual Falloween Family Festival and enjoy these fun activities:

    •    Robinson Nature Center:  10am – 3pm
    •    Susquehanna Bank: 10am – 2pm
    •    Tu Tu Factory: 11am – 2pm
    •    Creepy Crawly Boxes: 11am – 2pm
    •    Wild Life Adventures – Creepy Crawly Friends Display: 11am – 2pm
    •    McCormick’s Cimmamon Bats: 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
    •    Here Comes Trouble: 12:30pm
    •    Shumbug:  1pm – 3pm
    •    Spooky Science: Make a Ghost Sound Cup:  1pm – 3:30pm
    •    Creating Fun House Noises: 3pm – 4:30pm
    •    Spooky Masks: All Day