Health & Wellness
Programs, Exhibits & Field Trips
Get active while learning about health, wellness and more! Explore programs, events and exhibits designed to help you and your little ones gain experiences and information that will help you live healthy, balanced lives.
IMPORTANT: Starting on January 2, 2019, Port Discovery will begin construction of two immersive, state-of-the-art new exhibits: a four-story SkyClimber and a massive Port Exhibit featuring all the parts of the working port. Find information on construction plans, ways to play while construction is underway, answers to frequently asked questions, and more at www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction.
Drop-In Programs Focused on Health & Wellness
Join us for fitness and movement fun with our Backyard Game Circuit in Port Discovery’s Kick It UP! Test your strength, balance and coordination, while building valued social skills.
Ages 3 and older. Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-12pm
Create a healthy snack after learning a bit about it's ingredients - and how they benefit your health - from a story read by our educators or partners. Cook & Tell is a fun, interactive and hands-on program that helps children and families understand where food comes from, how it's made, and how to make healthy eating decisions.
Events featuring Health & Wellness
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.
Exhibits featuring Health & Wellness
Get fit and healthy in our soccer and games stadium complete with electronic scoreboard and goals. Designed as an indoor soccer stadium, Kick It Up! is a unique exhibit that offers hands-on programs to get children's arms and legs moving and hearts pumping. When children are not engaging in a friendly game of soccer, the field transforms into an interactive, ExerKid games arena where they can surf, snowboard, and skate through challenging courses on balance boards, ride bikes, compete in an "i-Dance off", and play challenging games against the electronic T-Wall. Healthy messaging through visually compelling electronic signage in the exhibit provides helpful tips and facts on health and nutrition during play.
For a complete schedule of activities happening in Kick It Up!, check our daily Cool Things to Do upon Museum arrival.
Climb, crawl, jump, and slide through our three-story urban treehouse, KidWorks. Dare to cross a narrow rope bridge and who knows what you’ll find on the other side!
Please note: For your safety and comfort, KidWorks is a Sneaker Zone. Children and adults who plan to play and climb KidWorks must wear sneakers. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Learn how to make healthy choices in a convenient world in this mini interactive convenience store! Pretend you are the customer or employee and stock and scan various foods. Check the items in your cart against the food pyramid to see how many healthy food items you selected. Be sure to fill the Royal Farms VW Beetle with gas and check its tire pressure before you leave!
The Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill'er Up Station is generously sponsored by Royal Farms.
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.
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 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! Group Visits are available for groups of 15 or more, are available throughout the year, and feature highly discounted priced tickets.
Programs in Your Classroom
We bring unique, hands-on art, music, STEM, and early literacy programs for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students right to your classroom through our Museum on the Road initiative! 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.