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Programs, Exhibits & Field Trips

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

Health & Wellness Play and Learning at Port Discovery 

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. 

 

Drop-In Programs Focused on Health & Wellness - Will Resume once Construction on New Exhibits is Complete

Backyard Game Circuit

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. 

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.

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Cook & Tell

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. 

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.

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Events featuring Health & Wellness - Will Resume once Construction on New Exhibits is Complete

Healthy First Saturday

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. 

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Exhibits featuring Health & Wellness - Temporarily Closed During Construction

Kick It Up! - Closed During Construction

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. 

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT PORT DISCOVERY 

SkyClimber - Opening Spring 2019

A new four-story Skyclimber:

Soar to new heights as you try to reach the clouds! Dare to dream – and test your courage – as you get climb your way up and around a four-story SkyClimber that takes you from underwater” up “into the clouds.” As you climb and reach new heights, you’ll build confidence and problem-solving skills while having fun with new friends. You’ll even trigger sound effects from Mother Nature as you climb high above Port Discovery and reach for the stars. Toddlers can get in on the action, too, with a soft play area on the ground level. The SkyClimber will replace Port Discovery’s current KidWorks exhibit.  Planned opening: 2019.

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT PORT DISCOVERY 

Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill'er Up Station - Closed During Construction

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. 

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT PORT DISCOVERY 

Tiny's Diner - Closed During Construction

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. 

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT PORT DISCOVERY 

Field Trips - Booking Now for Spring 2019 and Beyond

Guided & Self-Guided Field Trips for Students

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIELD TRIPS AT PORT DISCOVERY!

Programs in Your Classroom

Assembly, Visual Art, STEM and Early Literacy 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. 

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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