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Noontime New Year!

Ring in the New Year early with the annual Noontime New Year's Celebration and Countdown at Port Discovery Children's Museum!

Early bedtime or not, partygoers will enjoy a festive day of play welcoming the new year on Monday, December 31 from 10 AM – 5 PM during Noon Time New Year!

Out with the old, in with the new! Celebrate the wonderful memories, fun, and adventures of 2018  - and the magical new things to come in 2019 - at the best New Year’s celebration for kids in Baltimore! Revelers small and tall are invited to join in festive celebrations to ring in 2019 here at Port Discovery! This is also a great chance to adventure through KidWorks one last time, and to leave your personal goodbye!

Activities include:

  • All Day: Help us countdown to Noontime New Year by letting your inner artist shine and creating Countdown Numbers in the BGE StudioWorkshop
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Flash a smile for the cameras - you're walking down the red carpet! Enjoy the Red Carpet Experience as you enter Port Discovery on Noon Time New Year - don't forget to stop for photos and answer the paparazzi's questions!
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Again 1:00-2:00): Scooting has never been so fun! Join us in Kick it Up! for our Scooting Rink! Race your friends and family to see who's the fastest and more!
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Create make-and-take Sound Sandwiches to help us ramp us the excitement during our Noontime Countdown!
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Again 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM): Learn about the wonders of relaxation and mindfulness – and penguins – during The Magic Carpet: The Penguin Spa!
  • 10:00 AM – Noon: Listen to some of your favorite seasonal songs during The Kolodner’s: Old-Time and Seasonal Music!
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Get those dancing shoes on and get your best bud as you play games and dance the morning away with DJ Holly!
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Spotted fairy dust floating around? Spot the fairies wandering around for a quick how-to in Fairy Dancing!
  • 11:00 AM – 2 PM: Meet some new furry friends at learn about the wonders of animals at Wildlife Adventures!
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Get those countdown numbers and Sound Sandwiches ready - join us for the official Noon Time New Year Countdown! 
  • 12 Noon – 12:30 PM: Celebrate the welcoming of the New Year with Juice & Cookies!
  • 12:15 PM:  Ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Now you can! Stop by Snowball Circus  to learn the tricks of the trade from a former Ringling Bros. Circus Performer!
  • 1:00 PM & 1:30: Get the entire family up and moving during The Kindersinger!  
  • 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM: Science is so cool...literally! Explore the wonders of Cool Science with Eric Energy during his interactive, educational and amazingly cool performance! 
  • 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Burn off that energy from lunch and dance to some of your favorite tunes during Music with Mister Don!

Please Note: Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to opening and dress appropriately for the weather, as this is a popular event and you may experience lines that are longer than usual.

Join us all month long as we celebrate Port Discovery's 20th Birthday, say Goodbye to KidWorks with personal messages and so much more! Check out the Ways to Play December for a complete list! 

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Check our event calendar to see what other fun, educational programs, and events are coming up at Port Discovery!

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