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Exploring Light & Science: November 1st - 10th

Celebrate Science & Light Through Play

Exploring Light & Science

Happening at Port Discovery November 1 - 10

Light: it’s dazzling, it’s electrifying, and it’s all around you! Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 10 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Light City! Plus, we’ll explore science and STEM as part of Maryland STEM Festival celebrations. Enjoy science-themed drop-in programs, hands-on science fun, interactive science shows and more!

Activities include:

  • Lift Off Circle Time: Learn about astronauts, the Moon, and our place in the Universe with this fun and educational Circle Time!
  • Hidden Figures Scavenger Hunt: Did you know that more than 400,000 people worked to get man on the moon? Wow! Help us celebrate some of those “hidden” figures that made the moon landing possible via this fun scavenger hunt.
  • Lumin-o-City: Stop by the Pop-Ups, Previews & Prototypes space to create an electric charge with the Van de Graaff generator! You’ll learn about lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism and more

Special performances include: 

Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00PM: Join the Faza Fam Family Jam as we celebrate Lumin-O-City at Port Discovery! Boogie and dance to your hearts content (and health) with light sticks and pumping music. Think you can’t dance?  Learn some moves from the Faza Fam Family of dancers! 

Sunday, November 3rd at 1:00PM: Explore the entire Museum as you take part in an Apollo 11-themed scavenger hunt during Hidden Figures! Little learners and their families will enjoy this Museum-wide scavenger hunt that allows children to create a 'news report' about all of the important people on the massive Apollo team who helped with the first successful lunar landing. 

Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00PM: Traveling Tesla Coils? Van Der Graff Generators? Rocket Reba lights it up with an electrifyingly entertaining show that highlights some of the current information about electricity.

Saturday, November 9th at 2:00PM: Lights, sound, and electricity feature heavily in this Eric Energy high voltage show. What role do they play with working together? Find out during Spark Attack!

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