Events Happening Today

9/03/2015
Fun Family Activities
Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
  • Circle Time: 11:30 am
  • Lego Mosaics: 1pm - 3pm




5/26/2015 - 9/20/2015
LEGO Castle Adventure!
Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play in our newest traveling exhibition – LEGO® Castle Adventure! In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they too can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time –   LEGO bricks.

Visitors will be immersed in castle-life through experiences and activities including:

  • Builders of all ages and skill levels can construct castles, learn about real-world castles and their building secrets, and plan their ideal castle’s defenses. The Builders Guild is divided into three age-appropriate build areas:
    • Apprentice Builders (toddlers) can build using soft foam LEGO bricks.
    • Journeyman Builders (ages 3-6) build with LEGO® Duplo® bricks.
    • Master Builders (ages 7 and up) can create designs with brick paper and then build using classic LEGO bricks.
  • Exploring the inside of the royal castle full of LEGO brick decorations, the king and queen’s thrones and secret passageways.
  • Virtually build a fortress wall on screen and test its strength with a LEGO catapult.
  • Using a colorful array of green bricks, children can plan and create and build their own topiaries.
  • Climb into the lookout tower and defend the castle walls.
  • LEGO Castle Adventure is locally sponsored by:

      

     





    All Events Happening On or After Today

    9/04/2015
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:

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

    The Money Game: 11am
    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.

    Back to School with MPT: 10am - 1pm

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

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

    Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm
    Join Scientist Sarah on Fridays in September for Freaky Friday Science Labs, featuring fun and engaging science lab experiences that will WOW and DAZZLE budding scientists.

    Today’s activity: NASA Satellites



    9/05/2015
    Healthy First Saturday
    Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
    • University of Maryland: School of Medicine: 10am - 1pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Middle Eastern Movement: 12pm & 12:30pm
    • Kindersinger - KinderFit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • FITastic Family Voyage presented by MedStar Health: 1pm - 4pm
    • FIDOs For Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm

    Fitastic! Family Voyage is presented by MedStar Health:

     

     FITastic! Family Voyage is also made possible in part by the generous support of:





    9/06/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Circle Time: 1pm
    • Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm




    9/07/2015
    Labor Day Fun!
    We're open from 10am until 5pm today! Enjoy these fun programs:
    • Fun with Sounds: 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 1pm
    • Marsha and the Positrons: 1:30pm & 2:30pm




    9/08/2015 - 9/10/2015
    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.



    9/11/2015
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Money Game: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
    • Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm




    9/12/2015
    Hispanic Heritage Celebration
    Celebrate Hispanic arts and culture with these special activities and performances:
    • Moonbounce: 10am - 4:30pm
    • Make Your Own Maracas: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
    • Make Your Own Dia De Muertos Skulls: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Bailies de Mi Tierra Performance: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm




    9/14/2015 - 9/17/2015
    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: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/18/2015
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Money Game: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
    • Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm




    9/18/2015
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

    Tonight's special activities include:
    • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, & 6:30pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Fun with Pam the Kindersinger & Rascal: 6pm & 6:30pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    9/19/2015
    Sensational Saturday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:
    • Storm the Castle: 10am - 12pm
    • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
    • Life on Yoga Mountain: 1pm
    • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • Pop Up Science: 1pm & 1:30pm
    • Art of the Castle: 1pm - 3pm




    9/19/2015
    Evening Adventure - Goodbye to LEGO!
    Calling all LEGO fanatics! Don't miss this very special opportunity to build with a LEGO® Master Builder and enjoy private play and exploration in the LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit before it leaves Port Discovery!

    Join us after Museum hours from 6pm to 9pm for a fun-filled evening adventure that includes:
    • LEGO® Racecar Challenge with Master Builder, Todd Hardy.
    • LEGO® Parachute Drop
    • Decorating your own crown
    • Pizza and healthy beverages
    • Open play in all exhibit areas
    Tickets must be purchased in advance by September 18th and will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.




    9/20/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!
    • Fun with Sounds: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
    • Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    9/21/2015 - 9/24/2015
    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: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    9/25/2015
    Freaky Fridays
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 10:30am
    • Money Game: 11am
    • Circle Time: 11:30 am
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:30am & 12:15pm
    • Freaky Friday Science Lab: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm




    9/26/2015
    National You Make It Go Day
    Join us for a local celebration of National You Make It Go Day presented by UMIGO! UMIGO - You Make It Go – is a free online world that helps early elementary-age children discover the fundamentals of math through fun, vibrant stories, songs and games.

    We will be hosting a variety of hands-on, interactive activities from 11am - 3pm including:
    • UMI Fun: Use UMIGO “Umi” mascots to explore math!  Build Umi Towers, create patterns, practice addition, subtraction, and more!

    • Skip Count Crafts: Learn to count by two’s while creating your own beaded bracelet!

    • How Tall Are You?: Measure yourself and see how tall you are!  Compare your height to other kids your age. 

    • UMI Ball: Play a fun game to learn to add to ten!

    **Programs are subject to change.**

    To find out more about UMIGO, click here.





    9/27/2015
    Members Only Hours
    We invite our members to explore and play in the Museum before we open to the general public!

    10am - 12pm



    9/27/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Activities include:
    • Fun with Sounds: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
    • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
    • Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
    • Art a la Cart: 2pm - 4pm
    • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
    • Kamishibai Story Time: 3:30pm




    9/28/2015 - 9/30/2015
    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: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
    Standard hours of operation will resume on October 1st.



    10/01/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    10/02/2015
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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

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



    10/04/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 1pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Math-antics Circle Time:
    2pm
    Have fun with numbers, shapes, sizes, telling time, and more! Relax in The Oasis. Enjoy books, music, songs, rhymes, and play. Explore math in new ways!

    Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
    Where everyone is a scientist!  Join us for interactive science games, experiments, and projects.  Make a hoop glider, sound sandwich, and more!




    10/05/2015
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/06/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/07/2015
    Wonderful Wednesday
    Visit every Wednesday (October through April) for a day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

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

    Percussion Garden: 10am - 12pm
    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

    Parachute Games: 11am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

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

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



    10/08/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30 am



    10/09/2015
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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

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



    10/11/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Math-antics Circle Time: 2pm
    Have fun with numbers, shapes, sizes, telling time, and more! Relax in The Oasis. Enjoy books, music, songs, rhymes, and play. Explore math in new ways!



    10/11/2015
    NASA Sunday Experiment
    Join Port Discovery and NASA for our third of four Sunday Experiments! Focusing on a specific NASA mission, visitors can engage in a series of hands-on, inquiry based activities stations, watch videos and speak with NASA experts!




    10/12/2015
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/13/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/14/2015
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Visit every Wednesday (October through April) for a day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

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

    Percussion Garden: 10am - 12pm
    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

    Parachute Games: 11am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

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

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



    10/15/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/16/2015
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

    Tonight's special activities include:
    • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, & 6:30pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    10/16/2015
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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

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



    10/18/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Circle Time: 1pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Math-antics Circle Time:
    2pm
    Have fun with numbers, shapes, sizes, telling time, and more! Relax in The Oasis. Enjoy books, music, songs, rhymes, and play. Explore math in new ways!

    Exploration Station: 2pm - 4pm
    Where everyone is a scientist!  Join us for interactive science games, experiments, and projects.  Make a hoop glider, sound sandwich, and more!




    10/19/2015
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/20/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/21/2015
    Wonderful Wednesdays
    Visit every Wednesday (October through April) for a day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

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

    Percussion Garden: 10am - 12pm
    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

    Parachute Games: 11am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

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

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



    10/22/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/23/2015
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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

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



    10/25/2015
    Super Sunday
    Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy!

    Percussion Garden: 12:30pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm
    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: 1pm
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    Math-antics Circle Time:
    2pm
    Have fun with numbers, shapes, sizes, telling time, and more! Relax in The Oasis. Enjoy books, music, songs, rhymes, and play. Explore math in new ways!

    Art a la Cart: 2pm - 4pm
    Stop in and enjoy quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to create artworks and explore different media on the go!

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



    10/26/2015
    Museum Closed
    During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed on Mondays except during select public school holidays.



    10/27/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/28/2015
    Wonderful Wednesday
    Visit every Wednesday (October through April) for a day dedicated to children ages birth through 6 years. Participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills.

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

    Percussion Garden: 10am - 12pm
    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

    Parachute Games: 11am
    Join us in Kick it Up! for Parachute Games!Get active while playing a variety of classic games with our giant parachute!

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

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



    10/29/2015
    Circle Time
    Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

    11:30am



    10/30/2015
    Fantastic Friday
    Join us for a day filled with fun for the entire family!

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

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

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



    11/20/2015
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

    Tonight's special activities include:
    • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, & 6:30pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



    12/18/2015
    Target $2 Family Fun Night
    Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm.

    Tonight's special activities include:
    • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
    • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, & 6:30pm
    • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Circle Time: 6pm
    Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.





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