Events Happening Today

8/23/2014
Sensational Saturdays
Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

Art a la Cart: 10 am - 12 pm
Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

Circle Time
: 11 am & 12 pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Exploration Station:
1 pm - 3 pm
Help George find his tail!

Pop-Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.

Art a la Cart: 2 pm - 4 pm



5/17/2014 - 2/06/2015
Curious George: Let's Get Curious!
Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, the exhibit presents key concepts in science, math and engineering, which are woven throughout the exhibit.

Activities invite visitors to learn like George through direct experience and problem solving:
  • Play with color, light, and shadow in Curious George's Apartment Building
  • Sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the Produce Stand
  • Use science skills to putt 3 holes of Mini Golf
  • Build a whirligig and experiment with wind power in The Farm
  • Explore the Space Rocket and more!

Curious George: Let's Get Curious! is locally sponsored by:



Curious George television series merchandise (c) Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved.



All Events Happening On or After Today

8/24/2014
Family Fun Day
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time:
2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!





8/25/2014
Play Date Mondays
Join us for our last Play Date Monday of the summer without the crowds of camp groups!  (Port Discovery does not book external camp groups on Play Date Mondays.)

Enjoy these fun activities:

Percussion Garden
: 10 am - 12 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

*The Wonders of Water exhibit is closed from 10 am until 12:30 pm for cleaning.  



8/26/2014
Fun Family Activities
Stop in and enjoy these special programs!
  • Percussion Garden: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Art a la Cart: Bananarama 10 am - 12 pm
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am




8/27/2014
Whimsical Wednesdays
Join us for a special day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in imaginative music and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

Percussion Garden
: 10 am - 12 pm
Play with a wide variety of percussion instruments and learn about the different techniques used to make these amazing sounds!

Parachute Games: 11 am
Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

Mother Goose on the Loose:10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Circle Time:11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am & 12:15 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!



8/27/2014
Talking About Tots
Sharon Conty, M.S., CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute will present: “Routine Based Language: Enhancing Your Child’s Language During Routines.” Attendees will learn how to incorporate predictable language into everyday routines. Parents will learn strategies to pair language with bath time, bedtime, snack time, etc. routines in a predictable way in order to enhance their child’s understanding and use of language. Parents will learn how to listen to their child’s language and model for the next language level.

11 AM



8/28/2014
Fun Family Activities
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Circle Time : 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Pop-Up Science!: 11 am & 11:30 am
Enjoy special science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and  in theCurious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm

Art On The Go!: 1:30 pm & 2 pm
On the go at Port Discovery? Stop by Barista Christina’s Art on the Go! cart and discover the wonders of the world of art!



8/29/2014
Family Fun Fridays
Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Activities include:

Art a la Cart: 10 am - 12 pm
Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 am
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

The Money Game: 11 am
The Money Game is an interactive game show where students are the contestants! Students move through this exciting, fast-paced game by answering questions and learning about saving, spending,and investing money.

Circle Time: 11:30 am
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm & 1 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Art a la Cart: 2 pm - 4 pm







8/30/2014
Sensational Saturdays
Join us for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love!

Art a la Cart: 10 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm
Make a Bananarama to take home with you.

Circle Time
: 11 am & 12 pm
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

Cook and Tell with McCormick:
12 pm, 1 pm & 2pm

Exploration Station:
1 pm - 3 pm
Help George find his tail!

Pop-Up Science: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
Enjoy cool science demonstrations in our Wonders of Water exhibit at 1 pm and the Curious George: Let's Get Curious exhibit at 1:30 pm.



8/31/2014
Family Fun Day
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden
: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds

Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time:
2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm
Our newest family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!

Once Upon a Doorstep is generously supported by The Herbert Bearman Foundation.



9/01/2014
Labor Day Fun
We're open from 10 am until 5 pm today! Enjoy these fun programs:
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am
  • ExerGames Virtual Bike Racing, iDance, and Balance Board surfing in Kick It Up! exhibit: 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Music Performance by Uncle Pete: 12:30 pm - 1 pm




9/02/2014 - 9/04/2014
Museum CLOSED
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/06/2014
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
  • Circle Time: 11 am & 12 pm
  • Magical Mats Creative Movement and Yoga: 12 pm & 12:30 pm
  • FazaFam Family Jam: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • FIDOS For Freedom Animal Visit/Demo: 2 pm - 3:30 pm




9/07/2014
Family Fun Day
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Mother Goose on the Loose
: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30 pm
Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



9/08/2014 - 9/11/2014
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/13/2014
Littles' Day
Enjoy a special day of programs designed for children ages 5 and under as we celebrate bugs!
  • Moonbounce: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Circle Time: 11 am, 12 pm
  • Organic snack samples and coloring station with Happy Family Brands: 11 am - 3 pm
  • The Kindersinger: Off to school!: 1 pm & 1:30 pm

Littles' Day is generously sponsored by:

 

 

 





9/14/2014
Family Fun Day
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Mother Goose on the Loose
: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30 pm
Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



9/15/2014 - 9/18/2014
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/19/2014
Target $2 Family Fun Night
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4 pm until 8 pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm.

Tonight's special activities include:
  • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, & 6:30 pm
  • Family crafts: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.





9/20/2014
Mr. Norman
Enjoy a special musical performance for young children by Mr. Norman at 1 pm and 1:30 pm!



9/21/2014
Family Fun Day
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Mother Goose on the Loose
: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30 pm
Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



9/22/2014 - 9/25/2014
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



9/27/2014
Circle Time
Join Miss Jennifer in The Oasis at 11 am and 12 pm for our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.





9/28/2014
Family Fun Day
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm
Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds.

Mother Goose on the Loose
: 1:30 pm
An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays.

Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm; 3:15 pm ; 4 pm
A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30 pm
Enjoy the art of Japanese paper theater that combines storytelling with illustration!



9/29/2014 - 9/30/2014
Museum Closed
During the month of September, the Museum is closed Monday through Thursday for exhibit maintenance and staff training. September hours of operation are as follows:
  • Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



10/29/2014
Talking About Tots
Melissa Janssen, M.S., a Research Clinician at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, will present: “Run, Dance, & Play! Establishing Physical Activity Habits to Last a Lifetime.” Physical activity is important to many aspects of child health and development, and early childhood is a critical time for establishing healthy routines and behaviors that will carry over into later childhood and adolescence. We will discuss development of physical skills, some practical tips to encourage unstructured and structured physical activity, and the various benefits of maintaining this healthy lifestyle.

11 AM



11/19/2014
Talking About Tots
Elie Sollins, a Social Worker at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will present: “Big Fun….Homemade Toys for you and your Childs development, birth-3”. The workshop will offer information on toy materials and ideas for play. Parents will learn basic tools to create opportunities for skill building and family fun. Presentation will conclude with opportunity to build a toy.

11 AM



12/17/2014
Talking About Tots
Meghan Hinderer, an Occupational Therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will present: “Motor Milestones:  How to enhance your child's gross and fine motor skills through play”. Attendees will learn about fine motor and gross motor milestones for infants and toddlers.  Parents will learn strategies to encourage motor development through play and exploration of their environment and how successful participation in motor activities can impact engagement and attention.

11 AM





Wonders of Water