Events Happening Monday Jun 26, 2017

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!





5/20/2017 - 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 $15.95 for adults and children 2 and up, and free for Museum members.


The KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit is locally sponsored by:






All Events Happening On or After Monday Jun 26, 2017

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!



6/30/2017
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
Circle Time: 11:30pm



7/04/2017
Wonders of Water Closed
Our Wonders of Water exhibit will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays throughout the summer, including on the Fourth of July. Please enjoy our other exhibits during this time.



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!



7/06/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



7/07/2017
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!




7/08/2017
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
  • Lava Lamps: 10-12, 1-3
  • Circle Time: 11am - 12pm
  • Expert Immaturity with Gregory May: 1:30 & 2:30pm
  • UMD Child Scientists: 10- 4pm




    7/09/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
    • UMD child Scientists: 12-5pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 4pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    7/11/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/11/2017
    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.



    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.

    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!



    7/13/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    7/14/2017
    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!




    7/15/2017
    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

     





    7/16/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us at 12 PM for hands-on activities and interactive programs the whole family will love!
    • Percussion Garden:12:30 - 3pm, 4-5pm
    • UMD Child Scientists:12-5pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30pm
    • Circle Time: 1 & 2pm
    • Exploration Station:2-4 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:2:30, 3:15, 4pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30pm




    7/17/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time11:30am & 12:15 pm




    7/18/2017
    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.



    7/18/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/19/2017
    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.

    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!



    7/20/2017
    Circle Time


    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    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




    7/21/2017
    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.

    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!




    7/22/2017
    Sensational Saturday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10:00am - 4pm
    • Magic Carpet: 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • The Hornswoggle's Dinner Party: 2pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3pm




    7/23/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    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!

    Art a La Cart: 2-4 pm
    Create art projects on the go!

    Circus of Wonders: 1pm, 2pm
    Enjoy live entertainment from Circus of Wonders! Performances specialize in circus, magic, sideshow and vaudeville performance.



    7/24/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Exploration Station1-3 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time11:30am & 12:15 pm




    7/25/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/25/2017
    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.



    7/26/2017
    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.

    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!



    7/27/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    7/28/2017
    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.

    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!




    7/29/2017
    Sensational Saturday
    Take part in a day of fun, educational activities that the whole family will love!
  • Art a La Cart: 10 - 11:30am
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Exploration Station: 1-3pm
  • Circus of Wonders: Juggling: 2pm
  • UMD Child Scientists: 10-4pm
  • Circus of Wonders: 1, 2pm




  • 7/30/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
    • UMD Child Scientists: 12-5pm
    • Circle Time: 1pm & 2pm
    • Exploration Station: 2 - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30-3pm, 4-5pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Circus of Wonders:




    7/31/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Exploration Station1-3 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time11:30am & 12:15 pm




    8/01/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/01/2017
    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.



    8/02/2017
    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: 10:30 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!



    8/03/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    8/04/2017
    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!




    8/05/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
    • Art a La Cart: 10am - 12pm, 1-3pm
    • Circle Time: 11am
    • Cook and Tell: Fruit and Mint Fondue: 12, 1, 2pm
    • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10am - 4pm
    • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm




    8/06/2017
    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

    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!



    8/07/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Port Discovery is open Mondays throughout the summer with hands-on programming and activities!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30, 12:15pm




    8/08/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/08/2017
    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.



    8/09/2017
    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




    8/10/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/11/2017
    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!




    8/12/2017
    Littles' Day - Tortoise and the Hare Celebration
    Does slow and steady really win the race? Find out at our annual Tortoise and the Hare Day and enjoy these special programs:
    • Hare Headbands: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
    • Paper Bag Tortoise: 1pm - 3pm
    • Kindersinger: Tortoise & the Hare 11, 11:30am
    • UMD Child Scientists: 10am - 4pm
    • Cook & Tell: Ants on a Brick: 12, 1, 2 pm
    • Wildlife Adventures: Tortoise & the Hare Race:1:30, 2:30 pm




    8/13/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    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!

    Circus of Wonders: 1,2pm
    Enjoy live entertainment from Circus of Wonders! Performances specialize in circus, magic, sideshow and vaudeville performance.



    8/14/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30, 12:15 pm




    8/15/2017
    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.



    8/15/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    8/16/2017
    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: 10:30 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!



    8/17/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    8/18/2017
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Enjoy Port Discovery for less! 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!

    • Family Activity Table: 4:30pm - 6pm
    • MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm - 6:30pm
    • The Lemonade Project: 4pm - 8pm
    • What's in your water? Bring a bottle of tap water to get tested by the Lemonade Project!
    • Maryland Bookmobile: 4- 8pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    8/18/2017
    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!




    8/19/2017
    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
  • Lava Lamps: 10-12, 1-3
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Face Painting with Landre SFX:12-2pm
  • Expert Immaturity with Gregory May: 1:30 & 2:30pm




    8/20/2017
    Solar Eclipse Day
    Prepare for the Solar Eclipse with activities that are out of this world!
    • Diffusion Sun and Earth:: 12-5 pm
    • Create Solar Eclipse art projects that are out of this world!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Big Sun, Little Moon: 1-3pm
    • Learn about the relative and apparent size of the Sun and Moon, and why it's important for an eclipse!
    • Bear's Shadow: 2-4 pm
    • Learn how the postion of the Sun affects shadows on objects on the Earth!
    • Circle Time: 2pm
    • Kamishibai: 3:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4 pm




    8/21/2017
    Family Play Monday - Solar Eclipse Celebration!
    Join us for a special Family Play Monday celebrating the Solar Eclipse!
    • Big Sun, Little Moon:10-12pm
    • Learn about the relative and apparent size of the Sun and Moon, and why it's important for an eclipse!
    • UMD Child Scientists:10-4pm
    • Bear's Shadow:10-12pm
    • Learn how the postion of the sun affects shadows on objects on the Earth!
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30am, 12:15 pm
    • Diffusion Sun and Earth: 10am - 4 pm
    • Create art projects that are out of this world!
    • Solar Eclipse Observation: 2 - 4pm
    • Join us in front of the Museum for a special viewing of this rare celestial event! Eclipse viewing glasses will be given out in the Museum at 1 PM on a first come, first served basis.



    8/22/2017
    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.



    8/22/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/23/2017
    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!



    8/24/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/25/2017
    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.

    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, 1pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



    8/26/2017
    Sensational Saturdays
    Take part in exciting day of fun, educational activities the whole family will love!
    • Magic Cart: 10am - 12pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1, 1:30pm
    • Play Within a Play: Tiger Tales: 2pm




    8/27/2017
    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: 1 & 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.

    Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
    Become a scientist and conduct experiments at our interactive Exploration Station.

    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!



    8/28/2017
    Family Play Monday
    Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us on Mondays in July and August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning!
    • Percussion Garden10-12pm, 1-3pm
    • UMD Child Scientists10-4pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10-12pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:11:30, 12:15 pm




    8/29/2017
    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.



    8/29/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    8/30/2017
    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!



    8/31/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    9/01/2017
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Art a La Cart10:30-12:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm




    9/02/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
    • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 11:30 am
    • Exploration Station: 1-3 pm
    • Kindersinger - KinderFit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • FazaFam Family Jam: 1pm & 1:30pm




    9/03/2017
    Super Sunday
    Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Super Sunday activities the whole family will love!
    • Circle Time:1pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose:1:30 pm
    • Art a La Cart: 2-4pm
    • Kamishibai:3:30pm
    • Math-antics Circle Time:2 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:2:30, 3:15 & 4 pm




    9/04/2017
    Labor Day Celebration
    Celebrate Labor Day at Port Discovery with patriotic and educational activities!
    • Percussion Garden: 10-12, 1-3 pm
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Patriotic Creations: 10-12 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm
    • Red, White, and Blue Hoop Gliders: 1-3 pm
    • Music with Mr. Jon and Friends: 1, 1:30 pm




    9/05/2017 - 9/07/2017
    Museum Closed
    Beginning September 5, 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.



    9/08/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/09/2017
    Littles' Day
    Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under!!
    • Kindersinger: Back to School: 11,11:30 pm
    • Face Painting with Landre SFX: 12-2pm
    • Plays in the Park: 2pm – 3pm
    • Art a la Cart:1-3pm




    9/10/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities 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!



    9/15/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/15/2017
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night. General admission is just $2 per person from 4 - 8pm.

    • MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm - 6:30pm
    • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
    • Family Activity Table: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    9/16/2017 - 2/19/2017
    Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!
    Children and families are invited to the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends Boots and Baby Jaguar! Explore Isa's Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies crew as they set sail, and search for baby animals in the Rainforest Maze.

    In Dora and Diego - Let's Explore!, children and families will:

  • Climb and slide down on to the surface of the Purple Planet!
  • Travel through space in the Rocket Ship where you’ll put on a spacesuit and pilot the ship!
  • Sail the high seas and pretend to set sail in the Pirate Piggies Ship.
  • Explore the Rainforest Maze where you will locate rainforest animals, swing across monkey bars, jump and hop across River Rocks and more.
  • Care for baby animals in the Animal Rescue Center
  • Help Tico collect nuts for a family picnic as Swiper tries to swipe them!
  • Tend Isa's Garden while interacting with bird, butterfly and insect puppets.

  • Children will role-play, solve problems, practice sharing and caring behaviors, and learn Spanish words. Everyone will celebrate a successful day - "We did it! ¡Lo hicimos!"

    Become a member to experience this exhibit for free.

    Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! exhibit is presented by the Amerigroup Foundation.

    ©2017 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

    Presented By:


    Dora & Diego - Let's Explore! Exhibit Media Photos



    9/17/2017
    Miss Perceptions's Mysteries Revealed Day
    In early 2018, Port Discovery will show visitors what the future of learning and play at the Museum will look like with the opening of an exhibit and program preview area. In order to make way for this space, which will engage visitors through hands-on play and exploration, the endearing Miss Perception’s exhibit will close.

    Join Port Discovery throughout the summer to use your detective skills, follow clues and solve the mysteries that lie within this endearing exhibit. Then, join us as we reveal the mysteries of Miss Perceptions and the Baffled family and declare “Case Closed” as part of a Mysteries Revealed Day at Port Discovery when the exhibit closes to the public for good on September 17th.

    • Circle Time: 1, 2 pm
    • Art a la Cart: 2 - 4 pm
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30 - 3 pm, 4-5 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4 pm
    • Kamishibai:3:30pm




    9/22/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/23/2017
    Sensational Saturday
    Take part in exciting day of fun, educational activities the whole family will love!
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Exploration Station: 10am-12pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1, 1:30pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10-12am




    9/24/2017
    Super Sundays
    Join us for fun, educational activities 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!



    9/29/2017
    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!

    Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    Create art projects you can take home!




    9/30/2017
    Going Wild Weekend
    We're going wild all weekend with special wildlife activities and programs including:

    Going Wild Masks:
    10am - 12pm

    Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
    12-5pm

    Going 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.

    Roly Poly Polar Bears: 1-3pm

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

    Going Wild Activity Table:
    1-3pm



    10/01/2017
    Going Wild Weekend
    We're going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Learn about animals, meet wildlife, and join us for special activities including:


    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.

    Percussion Garden:
    12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm

    Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo:
    12 - 5pm

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

    Mother Goose on the Loose:
    1:30pm

    Going Wild Masks:
    2pm - 4pm

    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.

    Kamishibai:
    3:30pm





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