Events Happening Tuesday Mar 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 Mar 28, 2017

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




4/06/2017
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




4/08/2017
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
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!



4/22/2017
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.



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



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.





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 Northrop 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 - 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.



5/08/2017
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
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.




5/18/2017
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.





5/20/2017 - 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 $15.95 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.




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




5/27/2017
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.



5/31/2017
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!



6/11/2017
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.

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!



6/14/2017
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!



6/16/2017
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!




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!



    6/19/2017
    Museum Open
    Join Port Discovery every Monday in June for family fun programs and special summer hours!
    • Circle Time:11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30, 12:15 pm
    • Art a la Cart: 10-12 pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3 pm
    • Percussion Garden: 10-12, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists:10-4pm




    6/21/2017
    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
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Scooter Mania: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




    6/23/2017
    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!




    6/24/2017
    CANCELLED: By the Boardwalk: An Evening Adventure
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regrettably have cancelled Saturday’s By the Boardwalk Evening Adventure.

    We greatly apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Families who purchased tickets will receive refunds for their purchases. Purchases made through the Port Discovery website will be refunded within 7-10 business days.

    Purchases made through Certifikid will be refunded through Certifikid directly. If you need further assistance, please contact our box office at onlinesales@portdiscovery.org.





    6/25/2017
    Super Sunday - Baltimore County Public Library Discount Day
    Join us on Sunday, June 25 for a special Baltimore County Public Library Discount Day where BCPL library cardholders who purchase one regular ticket to the Museum will receive one admission ticket for half-off the regular price!

    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
    Create family fun arts projects 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!



    6/28/2017
    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!



    6/30/2017
    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!




    7/01/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Exercise you mind and body this June at Port Discovery!
    • Circle Time: 11 am, 12pm
    • Magic Carpet: 10am-12 pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10am-12pm, 1-3 pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3 pm
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10am-4pm
    • FIDOS for Freedom: 2 - 3:30 pm
    • Kindersinger: Kinderfit!:1, 1:30pm
    • Middle Eastern Movement: 12,12:30 pm




    7/02/2017
    Super Sunday
    Countdown to the fourth of July with these family fun activities!
    • Circle Time: 1, 2pm
    • UMD Child Scientists: 12pm - 5pm
    • Percussion garden: 12:30-3pm, 4-5pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Exploration Station:Patriotic Hoop Gliders 2pm - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30pm




    7/03/2017
    Museum Open
    Port Discovery is open Mondays throughout the summer!
    Join us on Monday, July 3 and Countdown to the Fourth with patriotic and family fun activities.
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10-4 pm
    • Percussion Garden: 10am-12 pm, 1-3pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time : 11:30 am, 12:15 pm, & 1 pm
    • Art A la Cart- Red, White, & Blue Bracelets
      10 - 12 pm
    • Exploration Station: Hoop Gliders: 1 - 3 pm




    7/04/2017
    4th of July Fun!
    Before you head out to see the fireworks in the Inner Harbor, join us for a Stars and Stripes Circle Time and patriotic crafts including:

    Red, White, & Blue Bracelets: 10am - 12pm
    Patriotic Hoop Gliders: 1 - 3pm
    Circle Time: 11:30pm



    7/04/2017
    Wonders of Water Closed
    Our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer, including on the Fourth of July. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



    7/05/2017
    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!



    7/06/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/07/2017
    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.

    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!




    7/08/2017
    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
  • Lava Lamps: 10-12, 1-3
  • Circle Time: 11am - 12pm
  • Expert Immaturity with Gregory May: 1:30 & 2:30pm
  • UMD Child Scientists: 10- 4pm




    7/09/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
    • UMD child Scientists: 12-5pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 4pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    7/11/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/11/2017
    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.



    7/12/2017
    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: 10:30 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!



    7/13/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    7/14/2017
    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!




    7/15/2017
    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:
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10am - 4pm
    • Teddy Bear Finger Puppets: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
    • Magical Mats: 1, 1:30pm
    • Teddy Bear Picnic with The Kindersinger: 11am & 11:30pm
    • Teddy Bear Masks: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
    • Face Painting with Landre SFX:12-2pm

     





    7/16/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us at 12 PM for hands-on activities and interactive programs the whole family will love!
    • Percussion Garden:12:30 - 3pm, 4-5pm
    • UMD Child Scientists:12-5pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30pm
    • Circle Time: 1 & 2pm
    • Exploration Station:2-4 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:2:30, 3:15, 4pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30pm




    7/17/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time11:30am & 12:15 pm




    7/18/2017
    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.



    7/18/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/19/2017
    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.

    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!



    7/20/2017
    Circle Time


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

    11:30am



    7/21/2017
    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.

    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!




    7/21/2017
    $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




    7/22/2017
    Sensational Saturday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10:00am - 4pm
    • Magic Carpet: 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • The Hornswoggle's Dinner Party: 2pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3pm




    7/23/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    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!

    Art a La Cart: 2-4 pm
    Create art projects on the go!

    Circus of Wonders: 1pm, 2pm
    Enjoy live entertainment from Circus of Wonders! Performances specialize in circus, magic, sideshow and vaudeville performance.



    7/24/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Exploration Station1-3 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time11:30am & 12:15 pm




    7/25/2017
    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.



    7/25/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/26/2017
    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.

    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!



    7/27/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/28/2017
    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.

    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!




    7/29/2017
    Sensational Saturday
    Take part in a day of fun, educational activities that the whole family will love!
  • Art a La Cart: 10 - 11:30am
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Exploration Station: 1-3pm
  • Circus of Wonders: Juggling: 2pm
  • UMD Child Scientists: 10-4pm
  • Circus of Wonders: 1, 2pm




  • 7/30/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
    • UMD Child Scientists: 12-5pm
    • Circle Time: 1pm & 2pm
    • Exploration Station: 2 - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30-3pm, 4-5pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Circus of Wonders:




    7/31/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Exploration Station1-3 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time11:30am & 12:15 pm




    8/01/2017
    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.



    8/01/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/02/2017
    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: 10:30 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!



    8/03/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    8/04/2017
    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!




    8/05/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
    • Art a La Cart: 10am - 12pm, 1-3pm
    • Circle Time: 11am
    • Cook and Tell: Fruit and Mint Fondue: 12, 1, 2pm
    • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10am - 4pm
    • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm




    8/06/2017
    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

    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!



    8/07/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Port Discovery is open Mondays throughout the summer with hands-on programming and activities!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30, 12:15pm




    8/08/2017
    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.



    8/08/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/09/2017
    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
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Scooter Mania: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




    8/10/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/11/2017
    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!




    8/12/2017
    Littles' Day - Tortoise and the Hare Celebration
    Does slow and steady really win the race? Find out at our annual Tortoise and the Hare Day and enjoy these special programs:
    • Hare Headbands: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
    • Paper Bag Tortoise: 1pm - 3pm
    • Kindersinger: Tortoise & the Hare 11, 11:30am
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10am - 4pm
    • Cook & Tell: Ants on a Brick: 12, 1, 2 pm
    • Wildlife Adventures: Tortoise & the Hare Race:1:30, 2:30 pm




    8/13/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    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!

    Circus of Wonders: 1,2pm
    Enjoy live entertainment from Circus of Wonders! Performances specialize in circus, magic, sideshow and vaudeville performance.



    8/14/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30, 12:15 pm




    8/15/2017
    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.



    8/15/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    8/16/2017
    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: 10:30 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!



    8/17/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    8/18/2017
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Enjoy Port Discovery for less! 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!

    • Family Activity Table: 4:30pm - 6pm
    • MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm - 6:30pm
    • The Lemonade Project: 4pm - 8pm
    • What's in your water? Bring a bottle of tap water to get tested by the Lemonade Project!
    • Maryland Bookmobile: 4- 8pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    8/18/2017
    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!




    8/19/2017
    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
  • Lava Lamps: 10-12, 1-3
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Face Painting with Landre SFX:12-2pm
  • Expert Immaturity with Gregory May: 1:30 & 2:30pm




    8/20/2017
    Solar Eclipse Day
    Prepare for the Solar Eclipse with activities that are out of this world!
    • Diffusion Sun and Earth:: 12-5 pm
    • Create Solar Eclipse art projects that are out of this world!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Big Sun, Little Moon: 1-3pm
    • Learn about the relative and apparent size of the Sun and Moon, and why it's important for an eclipse!
    • Bear's Shadow: 2-4 pm
    • Learn how the postion of the Sun affects shadows on objects on the Earth!
    • Circle Time: 2pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4 pm




    8/21/2017
    Family Play Monday - Solar Eclipse Celebration!
    Join us for a special Family Play Monday celebrating the Solar Eclipse!
    • Big Sun, Little Moon:10-12pm
    • Learn about the relative and apparent size of the Sun and Moon, and why it's important for an eclipse!
    • UMD Child Scientists:10-4pm
    • Bear's Shadow:10-12pm
    • Learn how the postion of the sun affects shadows on objects on the Earth!
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30am, 12:15 pm
    • Diffusion Sun and Earth: 10am - 4 pm
    • Create art projects that are out of this world!
    • Solar Eclipse Observation: 2 - 4pm
    • Join us in front of the Museum for a special viewing of this rare celestial event! Eclipse viewing glasses will be given out in the Museum at 1 PM on a first come, first served basis.



    8/22/2017
    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.



    8/22/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/23/2017
    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!



    8/24/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/25/2017
    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.

    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, 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/26/2017
    Sensational Saturdays
    Take part in exciting day of fun, educational activities the whole family will love!
    • Magic Cart: 10am - 12pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1, 1:30pm
    • Play Within a Play: Tiger Tales: 2pm




    8/27/2017
    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: 1 & 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.

    Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
    Become a scientist and conduct experiments at our interactive Exploration Station.

    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!



    8/28/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30, 12:15 pm




    8/29/2017
    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.



    8/29/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/30/2017
    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!



    8/31/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    9/01/2017
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Art a La Cart10:30-12:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm




    9/02/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
    • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 11:30 am
    • Exploration Station: 1-3 pm
    • Kindersinger - KinderFit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • FazaFam Family Jam: 1pm & 1:30pm




    9/03/2017
    Super Sunday
    Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Super Sunday activities the whole family will love!
    • Circle Time:1pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
    • Art a La Cart: 2-4pm
    • Kamishibai:3:30pm
    • Math-antics Circle Time:2 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:2:30, 3:15 & 4 pm




    9/04/2017
    Labor Day Celebration
    Celebrate Labor Day at Port Discovery with patriotic and educational activities!
    • Percussion Garden: 10-12, 1-3 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Patriotic Creations: 10-12 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm
    • Red, White, and Blue Hoop Gliders: 1-3 pm
    • Music with Mr. Jon and Friends: 1, 1:30 pm




    9/05/2017 - 9/07/2017
    Museum Closed
    Beginning September 5, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/08/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/09/2017
    Littles' Day
    Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under!!
    • Kindersinger: Back to School: 11,11:30 pm
    • Face Painting with Landre SFX: 12-2pm
    • Plays in the Park: 2pm – 3pm
    • Art a la Cart:1-3pm




    9/10/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities 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.

    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!



    9/15/2017
    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 - 8pm.

    • MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm - 6:30pm
    • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
    • Family Activity Table: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    9/15/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/16/2017 - 2/19/2017
    Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!
    Children and families are invited to the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends Boots and Baby Jaguar! Explore Isa's Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies crew as they set sail, and search for baby animals in the Rainforest Maze.

    In Dora and Diego - Let's Explore!, children and families will:

  • Climb and slide down on to the surface of the Purple Planet!
  • Travel through space in the Rocket Ship where you’ll put on a spacesuit and pilot the ship!
  • Sail the high seas and pretend to set sail in the Pirate Piggies Ship.
  • Explore the Rainforest Maze where you will locate rainforest animals, swing across monkey bars, jump and hop across River Rocks and more.
  • Care for baby animals in the Animal Rescue Center
  • Help Tico collect nuts for a family picnic as Swiper tries to swipe them!
  • Tend Isa's Garden while interacting with bird, butterfly and insect puppets.

  • Children will role-play, solve problems, practice sharing and caring behaviors, and learn Spanish words. Everyone will celebrate a successful day - "We did it! ¡Lo hicimos!"

    Become a member to experience this exhibit for free.

    Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! exhibit is presented by the Amerigroup Foundation.

    ©2017 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

    Presented By:



    Locally Sponsored By:

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    9/17/2017
    Miss Perceptions's Mysteries Revealed Day
    In early 2018, Port Discovery will show visitors what the future of learning and play at the Museum will look like with the opening of an exhibit and program preview area. In order to make way for this space, which will engage visitors through hands-on play and exploration, the endearing Miss Perception’s exhibit will close.

    Join Port Discovery throughout the summer to use your detective skills, follow clues and solve the mysteries that lie within this endearing exhibit. Then, join us as we reveal the mysteries of Miss Perceptions and the Baffled family and declare “Case Closed” as part of a Mysteries Revealed Day at Port Discovery when the exhibit closes to the public for good on September 17th.

    • Circle Time: 1, 2 pm
    • Art a la Cart: 2 - 4 pm
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30 - 3 pm, 4-5 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4 pm
    • Kamishibai:3:30pm




    9/22/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/23/2017
    Sensational Saturday
    Take part in exciting day of fun, educational activities the whole family will love!
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Exploration Station: 10am-12pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1, 1:30pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10-12am




    9/24/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities 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.

    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!



    9/29/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/30/2017
    Going Wild Weekend
    We're going wild all weekend with special wildlife activities and programs including:

    Going Wild Masks:
    10am - 12pm

    Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
    12-5pm

    Going Wild Circle Time: 11am, 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.

    Roly Poly Polar Bears: 1-3pm

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

    Going Wild Activity Table:
    1-3pm



    10/01/2017
    Going Wild Weekend
    We're going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Learn about animals, meet wildlife, and join us for special activities 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:
    12 - 5pm

    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





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