Events Happening Today

8/25/2016
Fun Family Activities
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

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

Exploration Station: 10am - 12pm
Where everyone is a scientist!  Join us for interactive science games, experiments, and projects.  Make a hoop glider, sound sandwich, and more!




4/17/2016 - 10/08/2016
Here We Grow!
Here We Grow! will introduce children and their caregivers to farm processes, products and people through the themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics and art. Through words, ideas, sounds and interactive elements the exhibit will help visitors develop an appreciation for the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives and teach concepts of agricultural conservation and sustainability.

Here We Grow! was made possible in part by:

Locally sponsored by:


Here We Grow! was also made possible by generous support from: Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Wright Family Foundation, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc., Maryland Egg Council, Inc., Maryland Soybean Board, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Maryland Dairy Industry Association, Inc., Maryland Agriculture Resource Council,Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association




6/04/2016 - 9/05/2016
NEW EXHIBIT: Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea
Five modern-day Korean kids open their hearts and invite you to take an intimate look into their lives through their diverse interests, customs, and ambitions through the following areas:
  • Korea Plaza: Visit historical and famous sites on an interactive multi-user touch table and hang out with Korean kids and “text” them questions about what life is like in Seoul.
  • Classroom: Learn how to speak and write Hangul. Listen to folktales and play the janggu and buk, traditional drums.
  • Apartment: Experience preparations, games and customs for Seollal (Lunar New Year.) Try on a hanbok and learn to tie the traditional bow, “taste” New Years’ foods such as tteokguk (rice cake soup) or play yut nori, a traditional Korean game.
  • Animation Studio: Did you know “The Simpsons” and “Avatar” were created in Korean animation studios? Check out a stop-motion station and draw an animated story.
  • Taekwondo Studio: Kick, punch and block as you match your moves to Korean children who are experts in this 2000 year old martial art.
  • Korea K-Pop Stars Studio: Take the stage and watch yourself “perform” on screen with K-Pop stars.
  • Restaurant: From Kimchi to Korean BBQ, “dine” in at this authentic Korean restaurant or take on the role of the restaurant owner and watch your business boom.

Sponsored by:


Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea is created by the Children's Museum of Houston as part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums. Additional major funding has been provided by Samsung.




All Events Happening On or After Today

8/26/2016
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!



8/29/2016
Play Date Mondays
Join us for Play Date Mondays in July and August without the crowds of camp groups! Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.

Percussion Garden: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

Art a la Cart: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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



8/30/2016
Fun Family Activities
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

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

Art a la Cart: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!




8/31/2016
Whimsical Wednesdays
Participate in special art, 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.

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

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!



9/01/2016
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/02/2016
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • Circle Time: 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




9/03/2016
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
  • The Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain: 11:30am
  • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm
  • Plays in the Park - Tiger Tales: 2pm




9/04/2016
Super Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

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

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

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

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

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

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



9/05/2016
Labor Day Fun!
We're open from 10am until 5pm today! Enjoy these fun programs:

Fun with Sounds: 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
Experience a unique instrument that uses movement to manipulate sound. Try it yourself and create your own personal soundtrack for every move you make!

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

Music with Jon Lewis
1pm & 1:30pm



9/06/2016 - 9/08/2016
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/09/2016
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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!





9/10/2016
Littles' Day
Join us for a special Littles' Day dedicated to children 5 and under!
  • The Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Exploration Station: 10am - 12pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
  • Magical Mats Yoga: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Pop Up Science: 1pm and 1:30pm
  • Plays in the Park: 2pm




9/11/2016
Super Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

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

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

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

Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
Have fun with numbers, shapes, sizes, telling time, and more! Relax in The Oasis. Enjoy books, music, songs, rhymes, and play. Explore math in new ways

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

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

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



9/12/2016 - 9/15/2016
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/16/2016
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

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



9/16/2016
Fantastic Friday
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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!





9/17/2016
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Celebrate Hispanic arts and culture with these special activities and performances:
  • Make Your Own Maracas: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Make Your Own Dia De Muertos Skulls: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Circle Time: 11am
  • Bailes de Mi Tierra Performance: 1pm




9/18/2016
Super Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

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

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

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

Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
Have fun with numbers, shapes, sizes, telling time, and more! Relax in The Oasis. Enjoy books, music, songs, rhymes, and play. Explore math in new ways

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

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

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



9/19/2016 - 9/22/2016
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/23/2016
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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!





9/24/2016
Going Wild Weekend
We're going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Join us for activities and programs including:

Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
All day!

Get 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.

Life on Yoga Mountain:
1pm

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



9/25/2016
Going Wild Weekend
We're going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Join us for activities and programs including:

Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
All day!

Get Wild Circle Time: 1pm & 2pm
Our traditional story time with a wild animal twist!

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.

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.



9/26/2016 - 9/29/2016
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/30/2016
Fantastic Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm
Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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!





10/21/2016
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

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





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