Events Happening Friday Apr 14, 2017

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!



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 Friday Apr 14, 2017

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.





4/15/2017
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!



4/16/2017
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!



4/21/2017
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:
  • 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.



4/21/2017
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.

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!




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.



4/26/2017
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.

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!



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.





4/28/2017
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.

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!




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
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
  • Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Cook and Tell with McCormick: 12, 1, 2pm
  • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm
  • Play Within a Play: The Little Engine that Could 2pm
  • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm




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.



5/07/2017
Super Sundays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Choo-Choo 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!





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.




5/16/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



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.





5/19/2017
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!




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 $14.95 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.




5/26/2017
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!




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
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.



5/29/2017
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




5/30/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



5/30/2017
Wonders of Water Closed
Beginning May 30th, our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



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!



6/02/2017
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!




6/03/2017
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
  • Geppi's Entertainment Museum:12-2 PM
  • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm
  • Circle Time: 11am
  • Middle Eastern Movement: 12pm & 12:30pm
  • Kindersinger - KinderFit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • FazaFam Family Jam: 1pm & 1:30pm




6/04/2017
Super Sundays
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • UMD Child Scientists: 12-5pm
  • Choo-Choo Circle Time: 2pm
  • Math Antics: 2:00pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm




6/06/2017
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.



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

11:30am



6/10/2017
Littles' Day
Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under!!
    li>UMD Child Scientists: 10-4 pm
  • Kindersinger: 11-11:30 pm
  • Magical Mats: 1, 1:30 pm
  • Face Painting with Landre SFX: 12-2pm
  • Play within a Play: 2pm – 3pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm, 1-3pm




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!



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

11:30am



6/13/2017
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.



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!



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

11:30am



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




    6/20/2017
    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.



    6/20/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    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




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

    11:30 am



    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
    Sensational Saturday
    Take part in a day of fun, educational activities that the whole family will love!
  • Art a La Cart: 10am - 12pm, 1-3pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 1 & 1:30 pm
  • UMD Child Scientists: 10-4pm




  • 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!



    6/26/2017
    Museum Open
    Port Discovery is open Mondays throughout the summer with hands-on programming and activities!
    • Percussion Garden10-12am, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time 11:30am & 12:14pm




    6/27/2017
    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.



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

    11:30 am



    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!



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

    11:30 am



    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



    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!



    7/08/2017
    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
  • Magic Carpet: 10- 12pm
  • Paper Clip Jewelry: 10-12, 1-3
  • Circle Time: 11am - 12pm
  • Shocking Electricity:1-3pm
  • Expert Immaturity with Gregory May: 1:30 & 2:30pm
  • UMD Child Scientists: 10- 4pm




    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.

    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!



    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

     





    7/21/2017
    $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






    Wonders of Water