Events Happening Tuesday Feb 28, 2017

1/21/2017 - 5/07/2017
Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails
All aboard! Everyone’s favorite blue engine will roll into Port Discovery Children’s Museum this January! Thomas & Friends encourages kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play – while interacting with their favorite characters!

Climb into Thomas’ cab and explore the engine’s inner workings. Flip levers and investigate other moveable parts! Work with others to get Percy moving by loading coal and filling his tank with water!

Developed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum and based on the acclaimed book and television series, the exhibition features a kid-sized, climbable Thomas the Tank Engine, an enormous hands-on Island of Sodor toy railway, and more! In the Sodor Steamworks, children dress up as train conductors while teaming up to fix an engine and to load cargo.

Admission to Thomas & Friends is included with general admission tickets to Port Discovery, which are $14.95 for adults and children 2 and up, and free for Museum members. Thomas & Friends is sponsored locally by M&T Bank. Port Discovery Children’s Museum is conveniently located in in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

© 2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by 3M.
The Thomas & Friends Exhibit is locally sponsored by:













All Events Happening On or After Tuesday Feb 28, 2017

3/02/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



3/06/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



3/07/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



3/07/2017
Super Sunday
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

Circle Time: 1pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

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

Art a la Cart: 2pm - 4pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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!



3/09/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



3/10/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




3/12/2017
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

Circle Time: 1pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

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

Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
Where everyone is a scientist!  Join us for interactive science games, experiments, and projects.  Make a hoop glider, sound sandwich, and more!

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!



3/14/2017
Circle Time
Port Discovery will be closed today, 3/14, due to inclement weather.

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

11:30am



3/15/2017
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: 10am - 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: 10:30am
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!



3/16/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



3/17/2017
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

Tonight's special activities include:
  • JHU Asthma Study: 4pm - 6pm
  • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
  • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Family Literacy Month Free Book Giveaway: 5pm - 7pm
  • Circle Time: 6pm
Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



3/18/2017
Thomas and Friends Day!
 All aboard! Everyone’s favorite blue engine will roll into Port Discovery Children’s Museum this January! Thomas & Friends encourages kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play – while interacting with their favorite characters! Check out these fun activities we have going on along with the new exhibit:
  • Reading with Thomas the Tank: 10am - 12pm
  • Abstract Trains: 10am - 12pm
  • Circle Time: 11am
  • Pop Up Science: 12pm
  • Kindersinger - All Aboard!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Singing with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Train Totes: 1pm - 3pm
  • Train Whistles: 1pm - 3pm
  • Play within a Play: The Little Engine that Could!: 2pm




3/21/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



3/24/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




3/25/2017
Going Wild Weekend
We're going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Join us for activities and programs including:

Fire Breathing Dragons:
10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Going Wild Masks:
10am - 12pm

Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
All day!

Going Wild Circle Time: 12pm
Our traditional story time with a wild animal twist!

Living WILD: 11am
Find out if you are living W.I.L.D.! Simple ways that children can live to help wildlife and the environment.

Wild TALES:
12:30pm
Listen to some exciting animal stories and even have a chance to make up one of your own.

Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm

Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm

UnWrap, UnRoll, and UnWind: 2pm
Join our certified "relax-imals" for a program to learn to touch, hold and care for animals.

Plays in the Park: Bringing the Rain Back to Kapiti Plain:
2pm



3/26/2017
Going Wild Weekend
We're going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Join us for activities and programs including:


Living WILD: 12:30pm
Find out if you are living W.I.L.D.! Simple ways that children can live to help wildlife and the environment.

Percussion Garden:
12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm

Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
All day!

Going Wild Circle Time: 1pm
Our traditional story time with a wild animal twist!

Mother Goose on the Loose:
1:30pm

Going Wild Masks:
2pm - 4pm

Wild TALES:
2pm
Listen to some exciting animal stories and even have a chance to make up one of your own.

UnWrap, UnRoll, and UnWind: 3:30pm
Join our certified "relax-imals" for a program to learn to touch, hold and care for animals.

Kamishibai:
3:30pm



4/02/2017
Super Sunday - GLOW DAY!
Join Port Discovery to celebrate glow days during light city!
  • All a Glow: 10am - 5pm
  • Make a 3D Projector: 12pm - 2pm
  • Circle Time: 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Eric Energy: 2pm & 3pm
  • UV Bracelets: 2pm - 4pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30pm




4/05/2017
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: 10am - 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: 10:30am
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!



4/06/2017
Museum Closed
Port Discovery will be closed on Thursday, April 6, 2017 to prepare for the museum's annual fundraiser Play It Forward!

To purchase tickets to Play It Forward, Click Here.

The museum will reopen on Friday, April 7 at 9:30am.




4/06/2017
Play It Foward!
Ride the rails of adventure at our signature fundraiser featuring fabulous food and fun activities with all the bells and whistles.

Honoring Dr. Jay Perman, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore with the Great Friend to Kids Award

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6PM - 10PM
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202


Purchase Tickets: bidpal.net/playitforward2017
Tickets: $95 per person




4/07/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




4/08/2017
STEM in Spring!
School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while  they have FUN at Port Discovery! Immerse yourself into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities that challenge your visual perception during Light City Baltimore!

All-A-Glow in Studio Workshop: 9:30am - 5pm
Catch a firefly in our Studio!:  Summer starts early in the Studio Workshop as you make your very own firefly to catch and take home. 
Fluorescent Printing: Stretch your imagination as you create a block print using fluorescent inks as you learn about an early printing technique.
Stained Glass:  Catch a ray of light in this project.  Once, buildings were decorated with colored panes of glass.  Follow in that tradition as you make your own pane of Stained Glass to take home and put up in your very own window. 

Light in 3D - Make a 3D Projector!: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm
STEM meets Art to create STEAM.  Work with the Port Discovery staff to create your very own 3-D projector!  Technology and art merge to bring you an amazing and visually stimulating project you will want to use at home over and over again.

UV Beaded Bracelets: 10am - 12pm
Make a color-changing bracelet using the power of ultraviolet light!

Eric Energy: Spark Attack: 1pm & 2pm

Other Fun Activities!
Kindersinger:
11am & 11:30am
Landre SFX/Facepainting: 12pm - 2pm
Magical Mats: 1pm & 1:30pm



4/09/2017
STEM in Spring!
STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! Join a fun-filled schedule of interactive “STEM in Spring” programs that have been designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
Build It! 12pm – 5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
The Adventure of Imagi Nation: 1pm & 2pm
Take an adventure to the Imagi Nation with magician David London
 
Gumdrop Structures: 2-4pm
Become an engineer and assemble structures using gumdrops!
 
Kamishibai: 3:30pm
Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!
 
Peabody Ensemble: 2pm
Enjoy music from the one and only Peabody Ensemble.
 
Other fun activities!
 
Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.
 
Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4:00
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




4/09/2017
Super Sunday & Pop-Up Concert with Peabody!
Noon - 5pm | Learn More
Music of all sorts will fill the floors of Port Discovery on Sunday, April 9! Join us as the Peabody Ensemble joins us for a special performance at 2PM. Plus, enjoy Jingle Jangle Music Time, the Percussion Garden, Kamishibai Story Time and Choo-Choo Circle Time along with pop-up art projects throughout the day!



4/10/2017
STEM in Spring!
STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! Join a fun-filled schedule of interactive “STEM in Spring” programs that have been designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
Build it!
9:30am-5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
Gumdrop Structures: 10am-12pm
Become an engineer and assemble structures using gumdrops!
 
Wildlife Adventures: 10:30am-1:30pm
Learn about the great outdoors! Meet wildlife, make animal-themed crafts, and more!
 
The Eric Energy Science Spectacular: 1pm, 2pm
A famous interactive science show that
 
Gears! Gears! Gears! 1-3pm
Learn about this fascinating simple machine through hands-on exploration!  Use your imagination and see what you can design! 
 
University of Maryland: NOVA: 1-3pm
Spring into great health with fun activities for learning more about the body and science!
 
Other fun activities!
 
Circle Time:
11:30pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



4/11/2017
STEM in Spring!
STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! Join a fun-filled schedule of interactive “STEM in Spring” programs that have been designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
Build it! 9:30am-5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
Build & Launch a Satellite! 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Calling all space explorers! Take off for the stars for building and launching your own satellite. Make your own satellite and then launch it!
 
Gears! Gears! Gears! 10am-12pm &  1-3pm
Learn about this fascinating simple machine through hands-on exploration!  Use your imagination and see what you can design! 
 
Numbers Alive!: 10am-2pm
Explore mathematical concepts in this fun, engaging activity where math and numbers come alive!
 
Pop Up E-LITE-tricity:
11am, 12pm
Pop Up Science activities pop up around the museum to explore the science behind the play.  In this special addition, prepared to be electrified!
 
The Hornswoggle’s Dinner Party:
2pm
 
Other fun activities!
 

Percussion Garden: 10am-12pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity where participants are encouraged to play on a wide variety of percussion instruments to learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and their different techniques.
 
Wildlife Adventures: 10:30am-1:30pm
Get up close and personal with wildlife! Make animal crafts and learn about the great outdoors.
 
Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



4/12/2017
STEM in Spring! - NANO Day
It’s Nano Day at Port Discovery! Learn about atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces on this special day of Stem into Spring! STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! ! Make stained glass art, journey inside an interactive cell, create bracelets that change color in UV light, craft your own bookmark using nail polish, and many more hands-on activities!
 
Stained Glass Art: 9:30-5pm
Make your own pane of Stained Glass to take home and put up in your very own window. 
 
Iridescent Art: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Experience the magnificent colors of thin film interference by creating your bookmark using nail polish. 
 
Smelly Balloons: 10am-12pm
Can your nose detect molecules too small to see?  Test your nose with this favorite Nano Day activity!
 
UV Bracelets: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Make a color-changing bracelet using the power of ultraviolet light!
 
Journey inside a Cell: 11am-2pm
Explore the basic building block of life in this informative exhibit that features a life-sized cell.
 
The Hornswoggle’s Dinner Party: 2pm
Puppet show story time featuring the Hornswoggles, Port Discovery’s monster family members, as they prepare and host a 4 course monster meal for guests.
 
 
Other fun activities!
 
Percussion Garden:
10-12pm & 1-3pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity where participants are encouraged to play on a wide variety of percussion instruments to learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds
 
Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
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:
11:30am & 12:15am
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



4/13/2017
STEM in Spring! - Earth & Space Day
Join Port Discovery for for Earth & Space Day, featuring STEM in Spring programs that are out of this world! Learn about space with NASA and the NISE Network, enjoy storytelling from New Moon Theater, and many more exciting activities!
 
Cosmic Colors: 9:30am - 5pm
Create colorful art of the cosmos in celebration of Earth & Space Day!

NISE Net Activities:
10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
Learn about Earth & Space with the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net).Take part in four interactive activities exploring Earth, including programs about the rising sea, solar eclipses, investigating clouds, and more!

NASA ICESat-2 Mission: 10am-4pm
Join NASA to learn about the ICESat-2 mission and measure your height with our new altimeter!

New Moon Theater: Once Upon a Problem:
1&2PM
Enjoy lively storytelling from the one and only New Moon Theater.
 
Other fun activities!

Wildlife Adventures: 10:30-1:30
Get up close and personal with wildlife!
 
Circle Time: 11:30am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.



4/14/2017
STEM in Spring!
STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! Join a fun-filled schedule of interactive “STEM in Spring” programs that have been designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
Build it! 9:30am-5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
Gumdrop Structures: 10am-12pm
Become an engineer and assemble structures using gumdrops!
 
Pop Up E-LITE-tricity: 11am & 12pm
Pop Up Science activities pop up around the museum to explore the science behind the play.  In this special addition, prepared to be electrified!
 
Snap Circuits! 1-3pm
Use the popular toy Snap Circuits © to create electrical circuits that turn on lights and fans, make noises, and more!
 
Eric Energy: 1 & 2
The famous interactive science show that engages children of all ages!
 
Sylvan Learning: Robotics Lab: 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30
Create Robots with LEGO® bricks then program the model to follow commands, learning to troubleshoot and building critical thinking skills along the way.
 
Other fun activities!
 
Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.
 
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:
11:30 & 12:15
 A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



4/15/2017
STEM in Spring!
Take part in Stem in Spring activities featuring our limited-time Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails exhibit! Create abstract train artwork, make train totes, enjoy a train-themed Kindersigner performance, and become a star in our interactive Play within a Play: The Little Engine that Could!
 
Build it! 9:30am-5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
Reading with Thomas the Tank: 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Enjoy storytime with everyone's favorite blue engine!
 
Abstract Trains: 10am-12pm
Create abstract train artwork
 
Pop Up Science: 11am &12pm
Pop in and discover the science behind play! Each Pop Up Science session features a simple science demonstration by Scientist Sarah!
 
Train Totes:
1-3pm
Craft your very train tote!
 
Kindersinger All Aboard! 1pm & 1:30pm
Sing and dance with entertaining stories and music from the Kindersinger!
 
Play within a Play: The Little Engine that Could: 2pm
Enjoy the interactive version of our limited-time only play The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper.
 
Other fun activities!

Circle Time: 11am & 12 pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.
 
Mr. Norman: 1 & 1:30pm
Enjoy live music from our roaming musician, Mr. Norman!



4/15/2017
SOLD OUT: Evening Adventure - Hop Into Spring!
6:30PM-9:30PM
SOLD OUT! This evening adventure has sold out. We hope you can join us for the next evening adventure on Saturday, June 24! Hop on over to Port Discovery with your family and have a blooming good time as you explore Port Discovery in a crowd-free, relaxing environment! Join in a mini egg hunt for a small prize, pet and learn about live bunnies, enjoy music, dancing, face painting, and more. Plus, make seed pots that you can watch grow and create a birdhouse/bird feeder, all right in time for spring in your backyard!

All activities plus pizza, drinks and an ice cream sundae bar are all included in the price of admission, which is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Advanced reservations required. Ticket sales end April 13 at Noon.





4/16/2017
STEM in Spring!
STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! Join a fun-filled schedule of interactive “STEM in Spring” programs that have been designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
Build it! 12pm-5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
Gumdrop Structures: 2-4pm
Become an engineer and assemble structures using gumdrops!

Other Fun Activities

Percussion Garden:
12:30-3pm, 4-5pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity where participants are encouraged to play on a wide variety of percussion instruments to learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and their different techniques.
 
Circle Time: 1pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.
 
Kamishibai: 3:30pm
Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!
 
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!



4/17/2017
STEM in Spring!
The Museum is open today for STEM in Spring activities! Take part in our interactive science show, learn how to build a satellite, enjoy our signature story time, and much more!

STEM activities are blossoming over at Port Discovery this Spring Break! Join a fun-filled schedule of interactive “STEM in Spring” programs that have been designed to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math.
 
Build it! 9:30-5pm
Join us throughout Spring Break for engineering mayhem!  Create and build with a variety of building materials such as K'Nex, LEGOs, giant Lincoln Logs, and more!
 
Build & Launch a satellite! 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Calling all space explorers! Take off for the stars by building and launching your own satellite.
 
Journey Inside a Cell: 11:00am-2:00pm
Enter a life-sized cell to learn about their important roles and components!
 
Circle Time:
11:30am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.
 
Eric Energy: 1 & 2
Enjoy Eric’s famous interactive science show that engages children of all ages!
 
Gears! Gears! Gears! 1-3pm
Learn about this fascinating simple machine through hands-on exploration!  Use your imagination and see what you can design! 



4/18/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



4/18/2017
50% Pajama Day!
Join Port Discovery on Tuesday, April 18th for the Casey Cares Biggest PJ Party! Admission is 50% off when you wear your pajamas to Port Discovery and show support for the Casey Cares Foundation.



4/19/2017
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: 10am - 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: 10:30am
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!



4/21/2017
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

Tonight's special activities include:
  • MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm - 6:30pm
  • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
  • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Circle Time: 6pm
Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



4/21/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




4/22/2017
Countdown to Kindergarten!
Join Port Discovery for a full day of fun and learning designed to help prepare parents and caregivers to successfully ready their emerging kindergarteners for school! Featuring activities and programs focused on school readiness from Port Discovery and other area family and educational organizations.

Enjoy activities and programs including:
  • Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 10am - 1pm
  • Kindersinger: 11am & 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:15am & 12:15pm
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm




4/23/2017
Animals, Animals, Animals: Port Discovery Children's Museum Programs at Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center Address:  6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044?Robinson Phone Number: 410-313-0400 ?Robinson Website: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNC
Robinson Fees: Adults $5 | Children (3-17 yrs) $3 | Under 3 FREE
 
Learn about animals and nature with playful, fun and free programming from Port Discovery at the Robinson Nature Center on April 23, May 7 and May 21! Using movement, games, science and interactive theater play, children three and up will explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more! Programs are held at 1 & 2PM and are free with Robinson pass or daily admission to the nature center.
 
Creatures of the Night | April 23 | 1 & 2PM
On April 23, come to “Creatures of the Night” and learn why to know bats is to love them! Learn how these super cool creatures use sound to navigate and find food…and how a spider might trap a bat! Whoa!

Funding for these programs is provided by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.



4/23/2017
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

Circle Time: 1pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

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

Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
Where everyone is a scientist!  Join us for interactive science games, experiments, and projects.  Make a hoop glider, sound sandwich, and more!

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!



4/24/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



4/25/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



4/26/2017
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: 10am – 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!



4/27/2017
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.





4/28/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




4/29/2017
Sensational Saturday
Take part in a day of fun, educational activites that the whole family will love! Take part in yoga for kids, enjoy our signature Circle Time, become a scientist in the interactive Exploration Station, and more!
  • Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
  • Exploration Station: 1-3pm
  • Play within a Play - The Little Engine That Could: 2pm




5/01/2017 - 7/04/2017
Salute the Troops!
From May 1 through July 4, veterans, active military and spouses receive free admission to Port Discovery, and service members will receive $2.00 off general admission for their guests.Free entry is valid for one person only per transaction.

Simply present a valid military ID or valid discharge papers to enjoy a day of fun and learning at Port Discovery!

Thanks to Northrup Grumman and other supporters for helping us show our appreciation to members of our military for their service!





5/02/2017
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/03/2017
Wonderful Wednesdays
Join Port Discovery 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!



5/04/2017
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/05/2017
Fantastic Friday
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!


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

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!



5/06/2017
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
  • Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Cook and Tell with McCormick: 12, 1, 2pm
  • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm
  • Play Within a Play: The Little Engine that Could 2pm
  • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm




5/06/2017 - 5/07/2017
Closing Weekend: Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails
Join Port Discovery on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday May 7th for the closing weekend of the Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! exhibit before it chugs away for good!

Don't miss your last chance to Board the STEM focused exhibit where you can explore the engine's inner workings, fix wobbly wheels, feed coal to the engine, dress as a train conductor, and more cant-miss activities!

The Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! exhibit is locally sponsored by CSX, M&T Bank, Stanley Black & Decker, Maryland 529, and W.R. Grace.



5/07/2017
Animals, Animals, Animals: Port Discovery Children's Museum Programs at Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center Address:  6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044?
Robinson Phone Number: 410-313-0400 ?
Robinson Website: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNC
Robinson Fees: Adults $5 | Children (3-17 yrs) $3 | Under 3 FREE
 
Learn about animals and nature with playful, fun and free programming from Port Discovery at the Robinson Nature Center on April 23, May 7 and May 21! Using movement, games, science and interactive theater play, children three and up will explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more! Programs are held at 1 & 2PM and are free with Robinson pass or daily admission to the nature center.
 
Our Wild Planet | May 7 | 1 & 2PM?
On May 7, check out “Our Wild Planet.” You’ll become the voices of the animals that make up our wild planet and the environment that surrounds them. Become the climbers, jumpers, flyers, swimmers and runners of the earth! Using percussion instruments and more, you’ll learn about the diversity of animals all around us and see the planet you live on in a new way.

Funding for these programs is provided by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.



5/07/2017
Super Sundays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Choo-Choo Circle Time: 2pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. 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!





5/08/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



5/09/2017
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/09/2017
Portability Autism Day
Join us for Portability Autism 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.
  • Print and Paint Madness: 9:30am- 1:30pm
  • Movement Fun: 9:30 - 1:30pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • Eric Energy: 10:45, 11:45
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm
  • Snow Fun: 10am - 1pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 10am - 12pm
  • Lava Lamp Sensory Bag: 10am - 1pm
  • Kindersinger: 11am & 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




5/10/2017
Discovery Days
Join Port Discovery for Discovery Days from Tuesday, May 9 to Friday, May 12, featuring a fun filled week of programs for children of all ages and capabilities!
  • Movement Fun: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Print & Paint Madness: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Percussion Garden: 10am - 1pm
  • Snow Fun: 10am - 1pm
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm
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5/11/2017
Discovery Days
Join Port Discovery for Discovery Days from Tuesday, May 9 to Friday, May 12, featuring a fun filled week of programs for children of all ages and capabilities!
  • Print and Paint Madness: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Movement Fun: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Lava Lamp Sensory Bag: 10am - 1pm
  • E.S.P. (Extra. Sensory. Putty: 10am - 1pm
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm
  • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 10am - 12pm
  • Kindersinger: 11 & 11:30am
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5/11/2017
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/12/2017
Be A Part of the Arts 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.
  • American Sign Language: 10-12 pm
  • Facepainting with Landre SFX: 10 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 10 am - 12:00 pm
  • The Mr. Gabe Music Show: 11 am & 12pm
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 11& 11:30am
  • Kindersinger: 11:00 & 11:30




5/13/2017
Celebrate Moms & Caregivers this Littles' Day!
Join us for a special Littles' Day celebrating moms and caregivers!
  • Festive Blossoms: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • The Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm
  • Kindersinger!: 11am & 11:30am
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Landre SFX Face painting: 12pm - 2pm
  • Magical Mats: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Play within a Play-The Little Engine that Could: 2pm




5/14/2017
Celebrate Mom & Caregivers this Super Sunday!
Join us for a special Super Sunday celebrating moms, grandmothers, & caregivers!
  • Percussion Garden: 12:30 - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
  • Family Celebration Circle Time: 2:00pm
  • Kamishibai:3:30pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4:00 pm




5/15/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



5/16/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/16/2017
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/17/2017
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: 10am - 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: 10:30am
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!



5/18/2017
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.





5/19/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




5/19/2017
$2 Target Family Fun Night
Enjoy Port Discovery for less! Get more than $12 off regular admission and pay only $2 thanks to our generous sponsor, Target!
  • Circle Time: 6 pm
  • Family Activity Table: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
  • MD SPCA: 4-6:30 pm




5/20/2017 - 9/04/2017
KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit
Open through September 4!

Stop acting silly? Not in this exhibit! Learn about science through laughter, play, physical comedy, and fun in the new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature exhibit, based on the KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2!

Family fun and laughter combine with science and math in this can’t miss exhibit! Turn spoons into catapults, create photo illusions, engineer fast-moving paper airplanes, learn how to juggle, transform money into wearable rings, create amazing inventions and take part in over 18 fun activities that will teach you about aerodynamics, inertia, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, and more exciting scientific concepts through fun and silliness!

KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature is produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®. Admission to KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature is included with general admission tickets to Port Discovery, which are $14.95 for adults and children 2 and up, and free for Museum members.


The KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit is locally sponsored by:






5/20/2017
KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit Opening Weekend
Join us for the grand opening of the KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit, featuring over 18 interactive activities that will teach you about science through laughter, play, and physical comedy! Learn how to juggle, throw cards, engineer paper airplanes, create photo illusions, turn spoons into catapults and more silly activities you don't want to miss!
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Art a la Cart: 1-3 pm
  • Play within a Play - The Little Engine That Could: 2pm




5/21/2017
KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit Opening Weekend
Join us at 12 PM for the opening weekend of the KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit, featuring over 18 interactive activities that will teach you about science through laughter, play, and physical comedy! Learn how to juggle, throw cards, engineer paper airplanes, create photo illusions, turn spoons into catapults and more silly activities you don't want to miss! This exhibit is locally sponsored by M&T bank.
  • Mathantics Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4pm




5/21/2017
Animals, Animals, Animals: Port Discovery Children's Museum Programs at Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center Address:  6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044?
Robinson Phone Number: 410-313-0400 ?
Robinson Website: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNC
Robinson Fees: Adults $5 | Children (3-17 yrs) $3 | Under 3 FREE
 
Learn about animals and nature with playful, fun and free programming from Port Discovery at the Robinson Nature Center on April 23, May 7 and May 21! Using movement, games, science and interactive theater play, children three and up will explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more! Programs are held at 1 & 2PM and are free with Robinson pass or daily admission to the nature center.
 
Brown Bear, Polar Bear | May 21 | 1 & 2 PM?
On May 21, become part of the “Brown Bear..Polar Bear” program. Through guided mime and theater play and dramatic storytelling, you’ll help bring the voices and movement of the animal kingdom to life as we celebrate the literary genius of Bill Martin, Jr.’s two great classics: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?.

Funding for these programs is provided by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.



5/22/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



5/23/2017
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/23/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/24/2017
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: 10am – 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!



5/25/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



5/25/2017
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




5/26/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!




5/27/2017
Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
Join us for a celebration of the traditions and culture of Asian Pacific heritage with performances and more!
  • Baltimore Xiamen Sister City Committee: 10am-4pm
  • Cherry Blossoms: 10am-12pm
  • Dynamic Dragons: 10am - 5pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
  • I <3 Pandas: 1 - 3pm
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 1 & 3pm
  • Play within a Play: Tiger Tales: 2pm




5/28/2017
Memorial Day Weekend Fun!
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with interactive programs at Port Discovery all weekend long!
  • Percussion Garden: 12–3pm, 4-5pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30pm




5/29/2017
Memorial Day
Celebrate Memorial Day with interactive programs at Port Discovery!
  • Percussion Garden: 10-12 pm, 1-3 pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am, 12:15 pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
  • Shrinky Dink Dog Tags: 1-3 pm




5/29/2017
Summer Hours Begin!
Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of Port Discovery's Summer Hours!
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Port Discovery is open from 10 AM - 5 PM from Monday to Saturday, and 12 PM - 5 PM on Sunday.



5/30/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/30/2017
Wonders of Water Closed
Beginning May 30th, our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



5/31/2017
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.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
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!



6/01/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



6/02/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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!




6/03/2017
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
  • Geppi's Entertainment Museum:12-2 PM
  • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm
  • Circle Time: 11am
  • Middle Eastern Movement: 12pm & 12:30pm
  • Kindersinger - KinderFit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • FazaFam Family Jam: 1pm & 1:30pm




6/04/2017
Super Sundays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • UMD Child Scientists: 12-5pm
  • Choo-Choo Circle Time: 2pm
  • Math Antics: 2:00pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm




6/05/2017
Museum Open
Join Port Discovery every Monday in June for family fun programs and special summer hours!
  • Circle Time:11:30 am
  • Jungle Jangle Music Time:11:30, 12:15 pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10-12 pm
  • Exploration Station: 1-3 pm




6/06/2017
Wonders Of Water Closed
Our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



6/06/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



6/07/2017
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.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
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!



6/08/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



6/09/2017
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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!




6/10/2017
Littles' Day
Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under!!
    li>UMD Child Scientists: 10-4 pm
  • Kindersinger: 11-11:30 pm
  • Magical Mats: 1, 1:30 pm
  • Face Painting with Landre SFX: 12-2pm
  • Play within a Play: 2pm – 3pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm, 1-3pm




6/13/2017
Wonders Of Water Closed
Our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



6/16/2017
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Enjoy Port Discovery for less! Get more than $12 off regular admission and pay only $2 thanks to our generous sponsor, Target!



6/17/2017
Be a KLUTZ ® Day
Celebrate all things zany, wacky, and silly with a special day of activities dedicated to our limited-time KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit.
  • Spin Art: 10-12pm, 1-3pm
  • Magic Carpet: 10- 12pm
  • Paper Clip Jewelry: 10-12, 1-3
  • Circle Time: 11am - 12pm
  • Shocking Electricity:1-3pm




    6/18/2017
    Super Sunday - Father's Day Celebration
    Join us for special Super Sunday activities celebrating fathers and caregivers!

    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

    Family Celebration Circle Time: 2pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. 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!



    6/20/2017
    Wonders Of Water Closed
    Our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



    6/24/2017
    By the Boardwalk: An Evening Adventure
    Join Port Discovery "By the Boardwalk" on Saturday, June 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 PM for our exciting evening adventure celebrating the kickoff of the summer season in a crowd-free, relaxing environment!

    Take part in exciting boardwalk and carnival games, enjoy summer sounds and dance contests, create sand art, play beach ball games, join an entertaining game of “Walk the Plank” and more summer fun programs!

    All activities plus food and drinks are included in the price of admission, which is $18 for members and $20 for non-members.

    Advanced reservations required. Ticket sales end June 19th at noon.

    Purchase “By the Boardwalk” tickets (Scroll down to “Boardwalk Evening Adventure”).



    6/27/2017
    Wonders Of Water Closed
    Our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.





    Wonders of Water