Events Happening Tuesday May 02, 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 May 02, 2017

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




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.



5/09/2017 - 5/12/2017
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!

Every year, Port Discovery sets aside days for children with special needs and their caretakers as part of the museum’s dedication to inclusive learning. Activities are designed for children with special needs, but all children are encouraged to join this fun-filled week



5/13/2017
Littles' Day!
Join us for a special Littles' Day dedicated to children 5 and under!
  • 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




5/20/2017 - 9/04/2017
KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature
NEW EXHIBIT COMING SOON!

At Port Discovery Children’s Museum May 20 through September 4, 2017

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! Pull a tablecloth off a table without dropping dishes, 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.





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.





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