Events Happening Saturday Aug 05, 2017

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 Saturday Aug 05, 2017

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
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.



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

11:30am



8/10/2017
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




8/14/2017
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



    8/24/2017
    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
    • 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



    9/02/2017
    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




    9/04/2017
    Labor Day Celebration
    Celebrate Labor Day at Port Discovery with patriotic and educational activities!
    • 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
    • Exploration Station 1pm – 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!



    9/11/2017 - 9/14/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
    • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/15/2017
    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.



    9/15/2017
    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!



    9/16/2017
    Little Explorer's Day- Nature!
    Calling all future explorers! Get your map and compass ready and join us for a special nature-themed adventure on Little Explorer’s Day!
    • Circle Time: 11, 12pm
    • Light it Up: 10-12pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10-12pm
    • Exploration Station: 1-3 pm
    • Wildlife Adventures: 11-2 pm
    • Play Within a Play: Rosha and the Sun: 2 pm
    • Robinson Nature Center: 10am-4 pm
    • UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 10-11:30am, 12:30-3pm




    9/16/2017 - 2/19/2018
    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:



    Locally Sponsored 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 Baffeld 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.

    • MyStories Circle Time: 1, 2 pm
    • Eye-D.: 2 - 4 pm
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30 - 3 pm, 4-5 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
    • Private Eye Tours: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30, 3:15, 4 pm
    • Kamishibai:3:30pm
    • UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 12-4pm
    • Miss Perception's Exhibit Closing Ceremony:4 pm




    9/18/2017 - 9/21/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/20/2017
    Whole Foods Market 5% Community Day
    Port Discovery will be the lucky recipients of an upcoming Whole Foods Market 5% Community Day!

    On September 20th, five percent of all sales from the Harbor East and Mt. Washington Whole Foods Markets will be donated to support the Museum and our work to educate children and inspire life-long curiosity through our hands-on, play to learn approach.

    Mark your calendars and prepare your shopping lists now! We look forward to seeing you at the Harbor East and Mt. Washington Whole Foods Markets on Wednesday, September 20th!



    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!


    UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 10-11:30am, 12:30-3pm
    Researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park will be here to study cognitive development.



    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
    • Art a La Cart: 10-12am
    • UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 10-11:30am, 12:30-3pm




    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!



    9/25/2017 - 9/28/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
    • Fridays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/29/2017
    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!




    UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 10-11:30am, 12:30-3pm
    Researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park will be here to study cognitive development.



    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:
    10-5pm

    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


    Light It Up:
    1:00-3:00pm


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


    UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 10:00-11:30, 12:30-3:00pm
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    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

    12-4pm



    10/02/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/03/2017
    Circle Time
    Circle Time

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

    Jousting

    Ride Hippity Hop horses and use Port Discovery’s special lances to join in a joust. Learn about this very old game that is also one of Maryland’s State Sports while strengthening balance skills and learning that being active is a lot of fun. Recommended for ages 3 and up. 11:00AM



    10/03/2017
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other



    10/04/2017
    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
    • Jousting: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm




    10/05/2017
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/05/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/06/2017
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • Art a La Cart: 10am-12 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm




    10/07/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 11:30am
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 11:30am
    • Art a La Cart: 1-3pm
    • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • Faza Fam Family Jam 1pm - 1:30pm
    • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm
    • UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 10-11:30am, 12:30-3pm




    10/08/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities the entire family can enjoy!
    • Circle Time: 1pm & 2pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Art a la Cart: 2:00-4:00pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4:00pm
    • 12:00pm-4:00pm




    10/09/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/10/2017
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




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

    11:30am



    10/11/2017
    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
    • Jousting: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm




    10/12/2017
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/12/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/13/2017
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • Art a La Cart: 10am-12 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm




    10/14/2017
    Little Explorer's Day-Hispanic Heritage Celebration
    Join us for a special day of interactive programs celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Make Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Skulls: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
    • Make your Own Maracas: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
    • Balies de Mi Tierra with Special Guests Las Hermanas Gonzalez: TBD




    10/15/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities the entire family can enjoy!
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm-3:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm
    • Circle Time: 1pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Exploration Station: 2:00-4:00pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4:00pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    10/16/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/17/2017
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/17/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/18/2017
    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
    • Jousting: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm




    10/19/2017
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/19/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/20/2017
    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:
    • Maryland SPCA: 4pm-6pm
    • Maryland Bookmobile: 4pm - 8pm
    • Family Activity Table: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    • Maryland SPCA: 4pm-6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    10/20/2017
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!
    • Art a La Cart: 10am-12 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm




    10/21/2017
    Littles' Day
    Join us for a special Littles' Day dedicated to children 5 and under!
    • The Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 11:30am
    • Art a la Cart: 1pm - 3pm
    • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm
    • Greg May Presents: TBD




    10/22/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities the entire family can enjoy!
    • Circle Time: 1pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Art a la Cart: 2:00-4:00pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4:00pm




    10/23/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/24/2017
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/24/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/25/2017
    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
    • Jousting: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am, 12:15pm




    10/26/2017
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/26/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/27/2017
    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
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15 pm
    • Art a La Cart: 10am-12 pm




    10/28/2017
    BOOseum Bash!
    Have a spooktacular Halloween at Baltimore's ultimate celebration for kids and families! Boogie to hair-raising tunes from Mr. Don. Have a boo-tiful design painted on your face. Learn about creepy, crawly and COOL bugs with Bug Patrol and meet furry creatures with Wildlife Adventures. Plus, make tasty treats in the form of Cinnamon Bats with McCormick and don't forget to wear your favorite costume!
    • Troll Salon:10am-12pm, 1-3pm
    • Robinson Nature Center:10am-4pm
    • 4H Bug Patrol:10:00am-4:00pm
    • Diffusion Bats and Pumpkins: 10am-5pm
    • Cinnamon Bats with McCormick Inc.:11am-2pm (while supplies last)
    • Wildlife Adventures:11am-2pm
    • Hornswoggle's Haunted House12pm
    • Face Painting with Landre SFX: 12-2pm
    • Mister Don's Music:1:30pm & 2:30 pm




    10/29/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities the entire family can enjoy!
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm-3:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm
    • Circle Time: 1pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Exploration Station: 2:00-4:00pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4:00pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    10/30/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/31/2017
    Thrifty Tuesday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    10/31/2017
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    11/01/2017
    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.

    Jousting: 11am
    Ride Hippity Hop horses and use Port Discovery’s special lances to join in a joust. Learn about this very old game that is also one of Maryland’s State Sports while strengthening balance skills and learning that being active is a lot of fun.

    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!



    11/02/2017
    Thrifty Thursday
    Enjoy a discounted admission of $10 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs that spark imagination and learning in a place custom made for kids! (Promotion valid October 1, 2017 through May 24, 2018. Excluded dates include: 12/26/17, 12/28/17, 3/27/18, 3/29/18) Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




    11/03/2017
    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.

    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!



    11/04/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair featuring the UMBC Health Fair . Grove along with the Faza Fam Family Jam, sing and dance as you listen to fun stories and songs from the Kindersinger, and learn a new pose while you breathe and stretch as a family during Life in Yoga Mountain. Meet and learn about the important work of therapy dogs with FIDOS for Freedom. Also take part in simple art and science projects that are fun, educational and that you can take home!
  • UMBC Health Fair
    10am - 1pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain
    11:30 am
  • Mother Goose on the Loose
    11:30 am
  • Faza Fam Family Jam
    1 pm & 1:30pm
  • Kindersinger: Kinderfit!
    1 pm; 1:30 pm
  • Exploration Station
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Fidos for Freedom
    2:00-3:30pm




  • 11/05/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities the entire family can enjoy!
    • Percussion Garden: 12:30pm-3:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm
    • Circle Time: 1pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Exploration Station: 2:00-4:00pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4:00pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    11/06/2017
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    11/18/2017
    Hops & Vines 2017
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 7:30-11:00 PM Tickets $35 ($50 After October 15 or at the door)   Adults Take Over Port Discovery! Take a night off from adulting and be a kid again! Join Port Discovery for the 5th Annual Hops & Vines fundraiser, where you’ll take part in fun activities, demonstrations, make Shrinky Dinks, and explore three floors of interactive exhibits that bring out your inner child. Enjoy libations from some of Baltimore’s best breweries and wineries, plus sample foods from top restaurants in the area. Better yet, you’ll be raising funds for Port Discovery’s access programs, which provide free or reduced admission to the Museum for families and schools in economically challenged communities, children with special needs and for military families. Tickets are $35 in advance before October 15th, $50 after October 15th and at the door.  Tickets are on sale now:   Purchase Tickets! 





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