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Spring Break Celebrations at Port Discovery

Saturday, April 9- Monday, April 18 (closed April 17)

Spring Break Celebrations for Families & Kids at Port Discovery Children's Museum

Sunshine, warmer temperatures, trees, and flowers abloom - Spring is just around the corner! Spring into a new season with safe, festive fun the entire family will love right at Port Discovery Children's Museum starting Saturday, April 9th! 

Hours for Spring Break: We are open Saturday, April 9th- Monday, April 18th for Spring Break with play sessions from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Port Discovery is closed on Sunday, April 17th.

Spring Break Activities

Studio Workshop Projects

Craft a wind chime bell that you can hang up at home or transform our community studio space by designing flowers and blossoms to adorn the trees on the Studio Workshop walls. All day every day

Studio Takeover with Kelsey Joyce

Spring flowers are blooming and so is our Studio Workshop! Help transform our community studio space by designing flowers and blossoms to adorn the trees on the Studio Workshop walls with our special guest artist Kelsey Joyce. Saturday, April 9th- All Day

Discovery Stage Series- Val Smalkin: Silly Goose and Val 

Val Smalkin presents a fast-paced, humorous 40-minute musical show with puppets, ventriloquism, dancing, singing, and 100% audience participation. Her Parents' Choice award-winning songs and her Maryland State Arts Council award-winning solo performance are guaranteed to delight tots, tweens, and teens...and the timeworn, as well! The Discovery Stage Series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council ( Saturday, April 9th- 11 a.m.

Wildlife Adventures 

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  Sunday, April 10th from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tot Tales: Story Time for Toddlers

Join in a fun and interactive story time featuring stories, music, and movement that help kids develop social skills, broaden their vocabulary, and ignite their imaginations! For April, listen to some books highlighting special nature-themed celebrations. April 10th and 15th at 11 a.m.

The Bird Talent Show 

Learn about bird behavior in this interactive program that’s part one-man performance, part performing arts workshop, and  part talent showcase. The spring courtship rituals of several international birds will be dramatized in different performing arts  styles. Selected audience members will get to perform alongside the characters using special costumes and props. April 12th, 13th,14th, and 15th at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. 

Discovery Cart: Spring Edition 

Come and engage with our Discovery Cart. Port Discovery is launching into spring with short, STEM based experiments  and demonstrations.  Learn about the multiple types of springs while exploring concepts like weather, energy, and force. April 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th at 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Discovery Stage Series- Happenstance Theater: Pinot and Augustine 

A sure-fire 45-minute, bilingual, crowd-pleaser, PINOT & AUGUSTINE is a classic, family-friendly clown duo inspired by the golden age of Circus.  Pinot is the authoritarian clown in fancy clothes and white cone hat. Augustine is the appealing red-nosed bumbler who punctures his pomposity.  Their show bubbles over with physical comedy, virtuosity and musical surprises from the sublime to the ridiculous: from lyrical melodies on a musical saw to pratfalls and a whoopee cushion. The Discovery Stage Series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council ( Saturday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

Eric Energy 

Experience the science of the spring season!  Eric Energy will conduct experiments with vortex fog rings, streams of air and more.  Volunteers will be selected throughout the show. Saturday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.


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