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Virtual Learning for Schools from Port Discovery 

Live and Prerecorded Virtual Programs for Schools, Childcare Centers, Camps and more!

Virtual Learning Programs &  Field Trips for Schools, Daycares, Preschools, Camps & More 

Looking for interactive virtual programs for students, schools, daycares, camps, or other groups?  Explore our interactive virtual programs for students in Pre-K through 5th grades!  Choose from fun, flexible, and ready-made programs exploring art, science, animals, reading, and more.

Virtual Learning Offerings Overview:

  • Fun & Unique Live & Pre-Recorded Class Offerings 
  • Programs for preschool through 5th grade
  • Can be used for synchronous, asynchronous, and independent learning.
  • Downloadable resources for educators and caregivers.
  • Live Offerings available Monday through Friday
  • Material Kits available for purchase or use your own materials.
  • Pricing from $125-$300* per program. Optional material kits cost $5 per child. 
  • Funding opportunities available for qualified Maryland schools and childcare centers. Fill out our Information Request form for more details! 

Request Information or Make a Reservation

Interested in more information or ready to book one of Port Discovery's virtual programs? Fill out the Information & Funding Request Form or the Reservation Form to purchase a program and a Group Sales team member will contact you within 3 business days to confirm your request.

Contact Us

Have additional questions? Contact us at 410.864.2727 or groupsales@portdiscovery.org. 

Preview Port Discovery's Virtual Learning Programs 

 

 

On-Demand, Pre-Recorded Virtual Learning Programs with Port Discovery

On-Demand Program: Port Discovery Virtual Field Trip (Pre-K-2nd)

BRAND NEW! Available November 2021! Join us for an interactive virtual adventure up, down, and all-around Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Participants will be led in a playful exploration through some of our favorite exhibits, where they will be greeted by a set of fun and whimsical characters. Each stop will include a special activity or challenge, exploring concepts like science, health, and music. And don’t forget, before moving to the next exhibit, can you spot the hidden number? 

On-Demand Program: Shine Your Light! Exploring Lighthouses (1st-5th)

Join Ms. Sarah as she explores the history of the Chesapeake Bay through visiting and discussing lighthouses. Embark on a journey that allows students to see what historical lighthouses look like. Students will learn about the science and engineering used to help navigate ships through the Bay. Lastly students and educators will use an interactive keeper’s log to learn more about lighthouse keepers, and how they record experiments, and review their information.

On-Demand Program: Aesop's Fables: Fable-ous Stories and Activities (Pre-K -5th)*

Experience the storytelling power and versatility of one of the world’s most well-known collection of tales! Plus, learn about a fable’s literary structure through acting exercises, solve the character’s plot dilemma using the engineering design process, and create and write new, modern versions! 

*Program may be eligible for Maryland State Department of Education funding. Funding is limited. Contact us for details. 

On-Demand Program: Unpacking Baltimore – Virtual Workshop (2nd-5th)

A bright, exciting, depiction of the wonderful art found on Baltimore streets and businesses. Tour through Baltimore and view the beautiful murals and screen art that some of the city’s finest street artists have to offer.  This virtual learning experience educates students about the streets of Baltimore, and inspires them to dream of creating street art of their own.  Then children are challenged to try some screen painting of their own. 

Price includes materials kit for up to 10 children and provides materials for both mini-murals and painted screens..Additional kits available for $5 per child.

 

On-Demand Program: The Great Mummy Mystery (3rd-5th)*

Travel with us back to ancient Egypt as we learn about human anatomy and ancient Egyptian culture through solving the Mystery of the Mummy! This pre-recorded program will be accompanied by a downloadable workbook that helps children engage and follow along with the videos’ riddles, codes, and puzzles. As they solve and decipher the different pieces, children will learn about different organs and their functions, as well as their importance in the eyes of the ancient Egyptians. 

No materials needed for this program. Downloadable resources will be provided. 

*Program may be eligible for Maryland State Department of Education funding. Funding is limited. Contact us for details. 

On-Demand Program: Pre-recorded Program: Whatever Floats Your Boat (1st-5th)*

Focus Areas: Engineering, History, Physical Science  

Explore STEM concepts through the building and racing of boats! Traveling and trading along the water is a big part of Baltimore’s history, present, and future. Through play, our young scientists will learn about the forces that help this happen! Together we will take a look at the evolution in maritime travel, from canoes to modern-day shipping containers, by recreating the mechanism of sails and propellers. Participants will gain an understanding of concepts such as density and force, and the fun of engineering! This program will instruct participants to construct the different types of boats and conduct the experiment using everyday objects that can be found in their homes.  

List of recommended materials available.

*Program may be eligible for Maryland State Department of Education funding. Funding is limited. Contact us for details. 

On-Demand Program: Space-ercise Part I (PreK-2nd)*

Focus Areas: Physical Health, STEAM, Performing Arts 

Ready to get up, move, and explore outer space? Space-ercise is a high-energy, interactive program focusing on the importance of physical health and STEAM education while exploring our solar system. In Part I of this exciting program, the facilitator (lead astronaut) will guide participants (junior astronauts) through a series of fun movement exercises, including dance, balance, flexibility, and strengthening exercises, all tied together in a fun space exploration storyline. 

No materials needed.

*Program may be eligible for Maryland State Department of Education funding. Funding is limited. Contact us for details. 

On-Demand Program: Space-ercise Part II (PreK-2nd)*

Focus Areas: Physical Health, STEAM, Performing Arts 
 

Ready to get up, move and explore outer space? Space-ercise is a high-energy, interactive program focusing on the importance of physical health and STEAM education while exploring our solar system. In Part II of this exciting program, we will visit and learn about the four gaseous planets in our solar system – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – while exercising, imagining, and having fun!

No materials needed.

Live Virtual Learning Programs with Port Discovery

Live Program: Bee a Superhero (PreK-2nd Grade)

Use science and dramatic play while you engage in activities that simulate some of the bee’s coolest super powers! Discover the roles that bees have in nature through games, songs, dancing, and a book reading. Learn how bees are heroes to the planet Earth and how we can be heroes to bees! Great for children in PreK-2nd Grade. 

Live Program: Slime Spectacular (K-5th)*

Explore the career possibilities of chemical engineers! Children will discuss their favorite slime making materials, as well as walk through the steps and process of creating two of Port Discovery’s slime recipes and participate in a fun compare and contrast observation session! 

Materials Optional. List of recommended materials available. Material kits available for $5 per child. 

*Program may be eligible for Maryland State Department of Education funding. Funding is limited. Contact us for details. 

Live Program: Animal Adaptations (Prek-3rd)

Discover some of the many different adaptations that organisms use to survive. Steve Jenkins’ amusing book “What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You?” provides examples of common and unusual ways that animals defend themselves from predators and serves as a springboard for discussion and example of other common animal adaptations we may notice in our own lives. Each child will use their imaginations to design and create their own animal with unique adaptations. 

Materials Optional. List of recommended materials available. Material kits available for $5 per child. 

Live Program: Owl Pellet Dissection (K-5th)

Learn about various food chains and the importance of predators and prey in an ecosystem through an interactive story and games. Then, children will discover the diet of a barn owl by dissecting an owl pellet, and studying and identifying the bones and contents. 

Price includes materials kit for up to 10 children. Additional kits available for $5 per child.

Live Program: Stained Glass Stories (PreK-5th)*

Go back to a time when stories were written in glass and discuss where we still see the art form today! Children will learn how images can tell a story, explore the colors of stained glass, and where the colors come from, as well as engage in a group storytelling experience. Each child will then use their imaginations to design and create two of their own colorful stained glass stories using multiple materials.

Materials Optional. List of recommended materials available. Material kits available for $5 per child. 

*Program may be eligible for Maryland State Department of Education funding. Funding is limited. Contact us for details. 

Live Program: Cave Paintings of Lascaux (PreK-5th)

Experience the 20,000-year-old cave paintings at Lascaux, which serve as a prime example of early humans’ need for expression. Students will learn how early humans were able to create their own paint. Through discussion and hands-on art-making experiences, children will mix their own paint to create their very own cave painting!

Materials Optional. List of recommended materials available. Material kits available for $5 per child. 

Live Program: Mother Goose on the Loose (PreK-K)

This interactive educational program is designed to foster early literacy skills in young children. Children participate in a variety of nursery rhyme activities using songs, puppets, books, musical instruments and movement to foster speech and language development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and social-emotional learning. To learn more about this award-winning program, visit www.mgol.net 

Materials Optional. List of recommended materials available. Material kits available for $5 per child. 

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum student visits and programs are supported in part by the Maryland State Department of Education. Programs and exhibits at Port Discovery are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, TD Ready Committment, the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government. 

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