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10 Summer Events for Families in Baltimore

Are you in the market for some summer events? We’ve got you covered! From sleepovers to concerts to art classes to special celebrations, here are 10 fun summer events that you can attend with your family.

July Programs and Events at Port Discovery

Join Port Discovery in July for Keep It Cool Month as summertime is in full swing. Activities and events will center on how we can keep our bodies and emotions cool. On July 16th and 17th, celebrate National Ice Cream Day with special guest Baltimore in a Box Ice Cream. Plus, join us for our 4th of July Weekend Celebration, featuring activities that reference flags, food, and fireworks. July might be the peak of the heat, but Port Discovery is going to Keep It Cool! 

4th of July Weekend Celebration

Join us on 4th of July weekend for a special celebration!

We are celebrating the 4th of July with some special activities. From July 2nd- July 4th you can:

Teaching Your Kids about Juneteenth

The Responsibility, the Importance, and the Meaning

By: Port Discovery Staff

11 Animated Kids’ Shows that Celebrate Diverse Stories

There is a plethora of amazing kids’ shows out there- even more so with the increase in streaming services in the past few years. If you’re looking for some more diverse shows for your little one, here are 11 animated kids’ shows we recommend. Our list ranges from shows for ages three and up to ages 8 and up, so there’s something in here for everyone!

Nina’s World

Description: The show follows Nina and her friends as she explores her neighborhood.

Age: 3+

Where to watch: Peacock

June Events and Programs at Port Discovery

Join Port Discovery in June for “Celebrate Our Stories” month! Activities and programs will center learning about and celebrating the unique contributions of other people and of ourselves. Design your own family coat of arms. Learn how African drumming has been used for communication. Watch a selection of Kamishibai stories. Celebrate how African American music has impacted American music and culture. Help bring stories to life with guest artist Kelsey Joyce. And more!

Salute the Troops: May 30th- July 4th 2022

Thank you for your service!

Port Discovery is offering active duty, veteran, and retired military members free admission beginning Monday, May 30th through Monday, July 4th, 2022 as part of our Salute the Troops program. Guests of service members receive $2.00 off general admission. Valid military identification or veterans ID is required for free admission. Only one free admission can be applied per purchase.*

Special Offer for Baltimore County Residents - June 2022

Attention Baltimore County Residents! Save on visits to Port Discovery during the month of June 2022!

Thank you Citizens of Baltimore County through the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences for investing in the students and families of Port Discovery!

Over 21,000 Baltimore County students are engaged in a typical year in the Museum’s play-to-learn art and science-based activities and programs. They are on our minds!

Visitor Tips: Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Planning to visit Port Discovery Children’s Museum to explore Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Through hands-on and immersive experiences, you will enter the colorful and distinctive landscapes imagined by Eric Carle. 

Children’s Mental Health Month Builds Awareness and Support

Rachel Demma, Vice President of Education and Innovation

Each May, we recognize Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month here at Port Discovery by promoting awareness and access to information and resources that support the mental health and well-being of children. We also reflect on the supportive and healing power of play as a critical factor in promoting overall health, mental health, and well-being.


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