Events Happening Today

5/04/2016
Museum Closed
Port Discovery will be closed on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to prepare for the museum's annual fundraiser Play It Forward!

To purchase tickets to Play It Forward, Click Here.




5/04/2016
Play It Forward!
Tickets to the Play It Forward fundraiser are sold out, but if you would like to add your name to our waiting list, or purchase raffle tickets, please contact Erin Wahl at 410.864.2667 or email ewahl@portdiscovery.org.

If you would like to make a donation in support of Port Discovery's education and access programs, Click Here .




Join us as we honor Coach John Harbaugh and Lenny "Batman" Robinson (1963-2015) with the Great Friend to Kids Award!

Enjoy a fun-filled, adults-only party featuring fabulous food and engaging activities and laughs inspired by: Meshelle, The Indie-Mom of Comedy.

Port Discovery Children's Museum
Wednesday, May 4
6 pm – 10 pm 35
Market Place, Inner Harbor

$7 parking at Harbor Park Garage (55 Market Place)
Attire: Business Casual





4/17/2016 - 10/08/2016
NEW EXHIBIT: 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




5/01/2016 - 6/30/2016
Salute the Troops!
From May 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016, all active military who present a valid military picture ID and veterans who present discharge papers will receive FREE Museum admission, plus $2 off for each of their guests.






All Events Happening On or After Today

5/05/2016
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/06/2016
Fantastic Friday
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • Money Game: 11am
  • Circle Time: 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




5/07/2016
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
  • Planet Smilez: 10am - 1pm
  • The Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Geppi Museum: 12pm - 2pm
  • Middle Eastern Creative Movement: 12pm & 12:30pm
  • Kindersinger - KinderFit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • FazaFam Family Jam: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Art a la Cart: 1pm - 3pm




5/08/2016
Music in Nature Series at Robinson Nature Center
1 pm & 2 pm
Join Port Discovery's Performing Arts Specialist, Daveed Korup, for the Music in Nature series at the Robinson Nature Center in Howard County, where children can explore nature through artistic expression and music. Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 children.  For more information, call 410-313-0400 or click here.

The Music in Nature series at Robinson Nature Center is generously supported  by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.




5/08/2016
Super Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
  • Circle Time: 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
  • Art a la Cart: 2pm - 4pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm




5/09/2016
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



5/10/2016
Discovery Days- Portability Day
Join us for Portability Day, a day dedicated to children with Autism and their peers. Parents, educators and caretakers can connect with community organizations that specialize in providing services for children with special needs, while children are free to play and explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer Museum environment.
  • Movement Fun: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Print and Paint Madness: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Snow Fun: 10am - 1pm
  • Floam: 10am - 1pm
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm
  • Lava Lamp Sensory Bag: 10am - 1pm
  • Fun with Sounds: 10am - 1pm
  • Show the Children Love: 10:30am & 11:30am
  • Eric Energy Show: 10:45am & 11:45am
  • Kindersinger- I am Special: 11am & 11:30am
  • Wildlife Adventures: 11am - 2pm




5/11/2016
Discovery Days
Join us for Discovery Days - days dedicated to children with special needs! Parents, educators and caretakers can connect with community organizations that specialize in providing services for children with special needs, while children are free to play and explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer Museum environment.
  • Print and Paint Madness: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Movement Fun: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm 
  • Lava Lamp Sensory Bag: 10am - 1pm
  • Fun with Sounds: 10am - 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • Kindersinger - I am Special: 11am & 11:30am
  • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 11am - 2pm




5/12/2016
Discovery Days
Join us for Discovery Days - days dedicated to children with special needs! Parents, educators and caretakers can connect with community organizations that specialize in providing services for children with special needs, while children are free to play and explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer Museum environment.
  • Print and Paint Madness: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Movement Fun: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Snow Fun: 10am - 1pm
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm 
  • Lava Lamp Sensory Bag: 10am - 1pm
  • Fun with Sounds: 10am - 1pm
  • Kindersinger - I am Special: 11am & 11:30am
  • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 11am - 2pm




5/13/2016
Be a Part of the Art Day!
Come learn and play on a day specifically designed for children of ALL abilities! Be A Part of the Art Day is an inclusion day that gives children of all abilities the opportunity to play, learn, and explore in a safe and neutral environment.
  • Movement Fun: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Marsha and the Positrons: 10am & 11am
  • American Sign Language-Fun on the Farm: 10am - 12pm
  • Snow Fun: 10am - 1pm
  • Kinetic Sand: 10am - 1pm 
  • Cereal Art with Michael Albert: 10am-4:30pm
  • Show the Children Love: 10:30am & 11:30am
  • Music with Mr. Norman:10:30am - 12pm
  • Kindersinger - I am Special: 11am & 11:30am
  • Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo: 11am - 2pm




5/14/2016
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
  • Strike Bowling: 10am - 4:30pm
  • Kindersinger - Flower Power: 11am & 11:30am
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm




5/15/2016
Super Sunday
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
  • Circle Time: 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
  • Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
  • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




5/16/2016
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



5/17/2016
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/18/2016
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
  • Parachute Games: 11am
  • Circle Time: 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




5/19/2016
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/20/2016
Fantastic Friday
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • The Money Game: 11am
  • Circle Time: 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




5/20/2016
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.



5/21/2016
Down on the Farm Festival!
Join us for a special day dedicated to learning about Maryland Farms! Explore our newest exhibit, Here We Grow!, and enjoy farm-themed activities including:
  • The Magic Carpet - Pig Pen: 10am - 12pm
  • BAWK Chicken Noise Makers: 10am - 12pm
  • Barnyard Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Touch and Discover Station: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Handprint Sheep: 1pm - 3pm
  • Seed Burst Pots: 10am - 5pm

For more information on Here We Grow!, click HERE.





5/22/2016
Music in Nature Series at Robinson Nature Center
1pm & 2pm
Join Port Discovery's Performing Arts Specialist, Daveed Korup, for the Music in Nature series at the Robinson Nature Center in Howard County, where children can explore nature through artistic expression and music. Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 children.  For more information, call 410-313-0400 or click here.

The Music in Nature series at Robinson Nature Center is generously supported  by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.




5/22/2016
Super Sundays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • Circle Time: 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Art a la Cart: 2pm - 4pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30pm




5/23/2016
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



5/24/2016
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/25/2016
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
  • Parachute Games: 11am
  • Circle Time: 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




5/26/2016
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/27/2016
Fantastic Friday
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • Money Game: 11am
  • Circle Time: 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm




5/28/2016
Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
Join us for a celebration of the traditions and culture of Asian Pacific heritage with performances and more!
  • Kawasaki Sister City Committee: 10am – 4pm
  • Art from the Far East: 10am - 5pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
  • New Moon Theater - Minwa: Japanese Folk Tales: 2pm &3pm




5/29/2016
Super Sundays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • Circle Time: 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
  • Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm




5/30/2016
Memorial Day Fun
We're open from 10am until 5pm today with these great activities:
  • Memorial Day Shrinky Dinks: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Percussion Garden: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30pm




5/31/2016
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



6/12/2016
Hooray for Play!
10am - 12pm
Port Discovery Children's Museum's Explorers Council invites your family to explore and play in the museum before it opens to the public! Enjoy:
  • A private performance by Pumpkin Theatre
  • Special programs and activities
  • Snacks and beverages

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Tickets: $20 each
$75 for a family of 4
Children under 2 are free.

Limited space available. Purchase tickets now!





6/17/2016
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: 4pm - 6pm
  • 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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