Events Happening Monday Sep 04, 2017

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




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 Sep 04, 2017

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 - 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:



    Locally Sponsored By:

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



    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




    9/17/2017
    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:
    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

    10-11:30am, 12:30-3pm



    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

    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.



    10/04/2017
    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




    10/07/2017
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery!
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 11:30 am
    • Faza Family Jam1 & 3 pm
    • Art a La Cart: 1-3 pm
    • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 11:30 PM
    • 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!

    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.

    Art a la Cart: 2pm - 4pm
    Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

    Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

    Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm
    Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!

    UMD Little Scientists Research Study: 12-4pm
    Researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park will be here to study cognitive development.



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



    10/11/2017
    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.

    Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
    An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

    Jousting: 11am
    Hear ye, hear ye, join us in the Kick It Up space to participate in the Maryland State Sport of Jousting! Hop up on the horse and test your endurance against your friend. Appropriate for ages 3 and up

    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!



    10/14/2017
    Little Explorer's Day-Hispanic Heritage Celebration
    Join us for a special day of interactive programs celebrating Hispanic Heritage!
    • Circle Time: 11, 12pm
    • Dia de los Muertos Skulls: 10-12, 1-3pm
    • Make your Own Maracas: 10-12pm, 1-3pm




    10/15/2017
    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
    • Exploration Station: 2-4pm
    • Percussion Garden:12:30-3, 4-5 pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time:2:30, 3:15 & 4 pm
    • Kamishibai:3:30 pm




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



    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
    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
    Hear ye, hear ye, join us in the Kick It Up space to participate in the Maryland State Sport of Jousting! Hop up and test your endurance against your friend. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.

    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!



    10/20/2017
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of the month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm!

    Special activities include:
    • MD SPCA: 4 - 6pm
    • Family Activity Table: 4:30 - 6:30pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Maryland Bookmobile: 4 - 8pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



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




    10/22/2017
    Super Sunday
    Countdown to the fourth of July with these family fun activities!
    • Circle Time: 1 pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Art a La Cart 2pm - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm




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



    10/25/2017
    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
    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
    Hear ye, hear ye, join us in the Kick It Up space to participate in the Maryland State Sport of Jousting! Hop up and test your endurance against your friend. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.

    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!



    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!
    • Diffusion Bats and Pumpkins: 10am-4pm
    • Cinnamon Bats with McCormick Inc.:11am-2pm
    • Robinson Nature Center:10am-4pm
    • Troll Salon:10am-12pm, 1-3pm
    • Face Painting with Landre SFX: 12-2pm
    • Wildlife Adventures:11am-2pm
    • Hornswoggle's Haunted House12pm
    • Mister Don's Music:1:30, 2:30 pm
    • 4H Bug Patrol




    10/29/2017
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    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.

    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!

    Exploration Station: 2-4pm
    Conduct experiments and transform into a scientist!



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





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