Looking for some family fun this September?! Take a break from back-to-school stress, homework, and busy schedules, and enjoy a PLAY Break at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!
Here’s a look at what’s happening at the Museum this September:
New Hours: Port Discovery is open through Sept. 5th with daily play sessions from 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm. The Museum is closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day, and then will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm until the end of September. Find our hours of operation through October here! Please note that our hours are limited during the month of September to allow us to do lots of housekeeping, construction and training projects to make sure your next visit to Port Discovery is a great one! We’ll have additional hours of operation starting in October!
New Early Learning Programs: Starting in September, our Play Experts and Educators will unveil some new, in-person learning programs designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! Join us throughout September on Saturdays at 11 am for Toddling Tunes: Music Time for Toddlers, and on Sundays at 11 am for Tot Tales: Story Times for Toddlers.
New StudioWorkshop Project: Creating together is a perfect way to spend time together, have fun, and put those imaginations to work! Join us in the BGE StudioWorkshop for a new project where you can explore the world of history with Doodle Dots by creating your unique pieces of dot marker art inspired by the Pointillism art movement!
Exciting Guest Performances: Join us on select dates throughout the month and enjoy fun, exciting and unique programs, performances, and activities that will engage and entertain the whole family! Guest Performances include:
- Studio Workshop Takeover featuring Kelsey Joyce
Saturday, September 4th | Morning & Afternoon Play Sessions
Come visit the Studio Workshop to learn about the art and life of Wassily Kandinsky with visiting Artist Kelsey Joyce. Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist whose vibrant abstract paintings paved the way for Non-Objective Art. Each visitor will be introduced to abstract art, expressionism, and color theory when helping to create "Kandinsky paper leaves" for a giant community art tree in our studio. Come join in on the fun on September 4th to create art influenced by one of the founders of abstract painting!
- Professor Mike's Science and Magic Show
Saturday, September 11th | 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
From bicycles, to yo-yos and fidget spinners, spinning objects are fun, but did you know there is science behind all that rotation? Join Professor Mike's Science and Magic Show as he explores the science of spinning objects through magic, comedy and fun! At the end, create your own spinning top to take home.
- Wildlife Adventures
Saturday, September 18 | 11:30 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore and learn about all kinds of animals with Wildlife Adventures! This hands-on, interactive experience allows guests to get up-close and personal with all kinds of furry, scaly, feathery, and fun animals! Enjoy meeting and learning about animals like snakes, turtles, geckos, chinchillas, and more!*
*Animals vary per visit
- Circus Science Playtime
Sunday, September 26 | 11:30am-1pm & 2pm-3:30pm
Come help professional knucklehead Circus Greg build his own silly circus show. He juggles, walks on a rolling globe, and spins cowboy ropes while stumbling over some of the scientific principles that make those tricks possible. It's a fifteen-minute, fun-filled, whirlwind performance for small, socially-distanced groups on the second floor. All ages welcome!
An Exciting ART in eARTh Series at Port Discovery at Robinson Nature Center starting September 18th: Join staff from Port Discovery Children’s Museum at Robinson Nature Center to examine our world through the arts. Use natural objects to create jewelry and unique works of art, create your own web and discover the movements of birds through these fun, interactive programs! Learn more about these exciting programs!
Activities and schedules subject to change without notice.