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.

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The Backyard
We are very excited to announce the opening of The Backyard, Port Discovery's new summer outdoor green space where guests can picnic, explore and play in our backyard!

The Backyard is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm and on Sunday from 1 pm until 4 pm. Hours of operation are subject to weather conditions. All guests of The Backyard must show their Port Discovery wristband upon entry and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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

Activities within the exhibit include:

Farmers Wear Many Hats: Visitors will be introduced to real Maryland farmers through interactive video. The farmers explain how they make their living in Maryland from the land.

Grain Spinners and Silo Library: Visitors will learn facts about the history of agriculture production compared to today. The Silo Library will feature a quiet reading space with children’s books.

Tools and Innovations: Visitors will be able to build tools and learn about the importance of tool development in farming.

Greenhouse: The greenhouse will feature four components, each representing one season of the year.

Farmers Market and Urban Farms: Visitors will learn about Maryland’s famers markets as well as urban farming.

Egg Factory: Visitors will be able to sort eggs using various tests including sound, sight and color. 

Veterinary Care: Visitors will be able to diagnose a horse and participate in several other interactive components. 

Milking Game: Visitors will be encouraged to test their cow milking skills against a machine to determine which method is more efficient.

Global Shipping: Visitors will learn about farm production in Maryland and its impact on the world through global shipping.

And much more!

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

Wonders of Water