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Programs, Exhibits & Events

IMPORTANT:  Construction Underway! Big New Exhibits Coming Spring 2019!

Construction is underway on new exhibits and Museum improvements that will open this spring! PLEASE NOTE:  Although Port Discovery remains open, visitors cannot access the main Museum while construction is underway.

LEARN ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

Play & Learn While We Build! 

Please note, although Port Discovery remains open, visitors cannot access the main Museum while construction is underway. Instead, join us to play and learn at special pop-up exhibits. 

SEE WHAT'S OPEN & PLAN YOUR VISIT!

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Museum Hours

MonConstruction Zone: Open 10 AM - 4 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: Closed
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FriConstruction Zone: Open 10 AM - 4 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: Closed
SatConstruction Zone: Open 10 AM - 5 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: 10 AM - 5PM
SunConstruction Zone: Open Noon - 5 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: Open 12PM - 5PM

Play and Learning for Babies, Toddlers & Pre-Kindergarteners 

It's never too early to introduce your children to literacy, music, art, theater, science and more! Port Discovery provides a variety of special programs, exhibits and events that are geared towards infants and toddlers.

 

Drop In Programs for Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K - Will Resume When Construction on New Exhibits is Complete

Mother Goose on the Loose®

Please note: This program is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Mother Goose is on the Loose at Port Discovery! Reciting nursery rhymes with puppets, flannel board characters, book illustrations, songs, and musical instruments in this joyful setting helps children develop early literacy skills through play. 

Birth to age 3 with a parent or caregiver. 

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Tiny Tots Music Time

Please note: This program is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Relax in The Oasis while enjoying Circle Time with a changing variety of songs, stories, and fun! 

Birth through age 5. 

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Circle Time

Please note: This program is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Relax in The Oasis while enjoying Circle Time with a changing variety of songs, stories, and fun! 

Birth through age 5. 

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Events for Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K - Will Resume When Construction on New Exhibits is Complete

Infant & Toddler Times

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Looking for fun, educational programs for your infant, toddler, pre-schooler or kindergartener? Join Port Discovery for Infant Toddler Time on Wednesdays, when drop-in programming is designed especially for children ages birth to six! Join in interactive story times, explore rhythm and music together during our fun and interactive Tiny Tots Music Time and introduce children to early literacy skills through Mother Goose on the Loose®. Wednesdays at Port Discovery are also limited to groups with children under the age of six, making for a great day of play and learning for your little ones. Please note - programs and schedules vary by event. 

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Littles' Day

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Join in a day of play designed especially for little learners! Become the star of the show in our interactive theater workshop, Play Within a Play! Your little one will become part of the show! Build early literacy skills in our Mother Goose on the Loose® program, and make-and-take fun art projects at our Pop Up Art Stations. Please note - programs and schedules vary by event. 

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Fantastic Fridays

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Join Port Discovery on Fridays for drop-in programs that teach through play! Explore movement and music together as you sing and dance along during our lively Toddler Music Jam. Introduce children to early literacy skills during Mother Goose on the Loose(R), take part in our signature Circle Time, and create simple art projects as a family! Please note - programs and schedules vary by event

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Circus Science Days

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Juggle, balance a feather, spin a lasso - and learn how science makes these fun tricks work! Enjoy our interactive Circus Science program, held select Saturdays throughout the year, and learn science concepts as you watch and try out super cool, super silly demonstrations! Check our Event Calendar for upcoming Circus Science programs. 

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Healthy First Saturdays

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Hop, skip or jump over to Healthy First Saturday and find ways to get active as a family! Practice yoga in Life on Yoga Mountain. Sing, dance and get the wiggles out during Kinderfit! with the Kindersinger. Plus take part in other  drop in programs that encourage children to get active, make healthy choices, and understand how our bodies work! Please note - activities and schedules vary per event. Please check our event calendar for details on upcoming Healthy First Saturday events. 

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Super Sundays

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Sundays are a terrific day to enjoy a variety of Port Discovery programs and exhibits. Sundays at the Museum tend to be less crowded, and offer programs like Circle Time, Mother Goose on the Loose, and more. 

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Exhibits for Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K- Temporarily Closed During Construction

BGE StudioWorkshop - Closed During Construction

Please note: The BGE Studio Workshop is temporarily closed as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Everyone is an artist! BGE Studio Workshop is the space to express the artist in you! Programs change three times each year. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Art programs in Studio Workshop are made possible by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT PORT DISCOVERY 

The Oasis

Take a break in The Oasis, a quiet room where families can lounge on pillows and read a book together, play a game or solve a puzzle. During the week, join us for Circle Times at 11:30 am, with singing and storytelling for our youngest visitors. Visiting on a weekend? Check the "Cool Things To Do" list posted inside the Museum on the day of your visit for special Circle Time events. The activities in this exhibit are appropriate for children six-years-old or younger. ALL guests are welcome but we ask adults supervise older children as they share this area with our younger guests.

Get Fresh! Be Healthy Corner 
Located within The Oasis, The Get Fresh! Be Healthy Corner is an interactive exhibit that promotes healthy eating and highlights locations where fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased throughout Baltimore City.  
Get Fresh! Be Healthy Corner is generously sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente

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Tiny's Diner - Closed During Construction

Please note: Tiny's Diner is temporarily closed as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

In this realistic 50's style diner, kids can "cook" and serve food to their parents while using their math skills to ring up orders at the cash register. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Special thanks to the IKEA Baltimore store for its generous support of Tiny's Diner. 

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Tot Trails - Closed During Construction

Please note: Tot Trails is temporarily closed as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

In Tot Trails, children are encouraged to explore and learn about their world while parents can learn about their children through interaction and observation! While exploring some very unique landmarks and landscapes of Maryland, children and their caregivers engage in hands-on exploration in a space that sparks imagination and inspires curiosity. Children and parent can enjoy programs featuring reading and singing that also help children develop language and literacy skills. Infants can develop their gross motor skills and balance coordination as theycrawl, roll, and wiggle through cushioned, mirrored "tidal pools" and "dune walk." Young toddlers  test their problem-solving skills as they maneuver their way through the Mountain Trail and Paw Paw Tunnel, while exercising their imaginations by digging for fossils and playing with puppets. Visit after visit, caregivers are encouraged to play, interact, and observe their child as they discover new ways to connect learning and play.

Tot Trails is generously sponsored by M&T Bank. The Tot Trails Book Nook is generously sponsored by Maryland 529.

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Field Trips - Booking Now for Spring 2019 and Beyond

Guided & Self-Guided Field Trips

Hands-on learning and adventures at Port Discovery can be enhanced through the many educational, interactive and fun programs offered at the Museum. Choose from guided programs focusing on Arts & Culture, STEM, Healthy Families: Healthy Communities, Early Education and more – and help children get hands-on with the topics they’re learning about in the classroom! Or, schedule a self-guided adventure at the Museum. Group Visits are available for groups of 15 or more, are available throughout the year, and feature highly discounted priced tickets.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIELD TRIPS AT PORT DISCOVERY!

Programs in Your Classroom

Art, Music, STEM & Early Literacy Programs in Your Classroom

Our Museum on the Road program brings unique, hands-on art, music, STEM, and early literacy programs for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students right to your classroom! Programs can be booked individually or as a series, and we offer interactive assembly programs, too!  All programs support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 

Learn more about programs in your classroom

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 Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

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