Events Happening Wednesday Mar 29, 2017

3/29/2017
Wonderful 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: 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

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

Scooter Mania: 11am
Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

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!



1/21/2017 - 5/07/2017
Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails
All aboard! Everyone’s favorite blue engine will roll into Port Discovery Children’s Museum this January! Thomas & Friends encourages kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play – while interacting with their favorite characters!

Climb into Thomas’ cab and explore the engine’s inner workings. Flip levers and investigate other moveable parts! Work with others to get Percy moving by loading coal and filling his tank with water!

Developed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum and based on the acclaimed book and television series, the exhibition features a kid-sized, climbable Thomas the Tank Engine, an enormous hands-on Island of Sodor toy railway, and more! In the Sodor Steamworks, children dress up as train conductors while teaming up to fix an engine and to load cargo.

Admission to Thomas & Friends is included with general admission tickets to Port Discovery, which are $14.95 for adults and children 2 and up, and free for Museum members. Thomas & Friends is sponsored locally by M&T Bank. Port Discovery Children’s Museum is conveniently located in in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

© 2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by 3M.
The Thomas & Friends Exhibit is locally sponsored by:






Love Thomas & Friends?  Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine at DAY OUT WITH THOMAS at the B&O Railroad Museum, April 28-30 & May 5-7. For more info: http://www.borail.org/dowt/default.aspx






All Events Happening On or After Wednesday Mar 29, 2017

3/30/2017
Thrifty Thursday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1 pm - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.



3/30/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



3/31/2017
Fantastic Fridays
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!




4/01/2017
Healthy First Saturday
Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair!
  • Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Circle Time: 11am & 12pm
  • Life on Yoga Mountain: 11:30am
  • Kindersinger- Kinderfit!: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm
  • FIDOS for Freedom: 2pm - 3:30pm




4/02/2017
Super Sunday - GLOW DAY!
Join Port Discovery to celebrate glow days during light city!
  • All a Glow: 10am - 5pm
  • Make a 3D Projector: 12pm - 2pm
  • Circle Time: 1pm
  • Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30pm
  • Eric Energy: 2pm & 3pm
  • UV Bracelets: 2pm - 4pm
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30pm, 3:15pm & 4pm
  • Kamishibai: 3:30pm




4/03/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



4/04/2017
Thrifty Tuesday
Enjoy a discount admission of $8 from 1pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.




4/04/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



4/05/2017
Wonderful 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: 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

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

Scooter Mania: 11am
Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

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!



4/06/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



4/06/2017
Play It Foward!
Ride the rails of adventure at our signature fundraiser featuring fabulous food and fun activities with all the bells and whistles.

Honoring Dr. Jay Perman, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore with the Great Friend to Kids Award

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6PM - 10PM
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202


Purchase Tickets: bidpal.net/playitforward2017
Tickets: $95 per person




4/06/2017
Museum Closed
Port Discovery will be closed on Thursday, April 6, 2017 to prepare for the museum's annual fundraiser Play It Forward!

To purchase tickets to Play It Forward, Click Here.

The museum will reopen on Friday, April 7 at 9:30am.




4/07/2017
Fantastic Fridays
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!




4/08/2017
STEM in Spring!
School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while  they have FUN at Port Discovery! Immerse yourself into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities that challenge your visual perception during Light City Baltimore!

All-A-Glow in Studio Workshop: 9:30am - 5pm
Catch a firefly in our Studio!:  Summer starts early in the Studio Workshop as you make your very own firefly to catch and take home. 
Fluorescent Printing: Stretch your imagination as you create a block print using fluorescent inks as you learn about an early printing technique.
Stained Glass:  Catch a ray of light in this project.  Once, buildings were decorated with colored panes of glass.  Follow in that tradition as you make your own pane of Stained Glass to take home and put up in your very own window. 

Light in 3D - Make a 3D Projector!: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm & 2:30pm
STEM meets Art to create STEAM.  Work with the Port Discovery staff to create your very own 3-D projector!  Technology and art merge to bring you an amazing and visually stimulating project you will want to use at home over and over again.

UV Beaded Bracelets: 10am - 12pm
Make a color-changing bracelet using the power of ultraviolet light!

Eric Energy: Spark Attack: 1pm & 2pm

Other Fun Activities!
Kindersinger:
11am & 11:30am
Landre SFX/Facepainting: 12pm - 2pm
Magical Mats: 1pm & 1:30pm



4/15/2017
Evening Adventure - Hop Into Spring!
6:30PM-9:30PM
Hop on over to Port Discovery with your family and have a blooming good time as you explore Port Discovery in a crowd-free, relaxing environment! Join in a mini egg hunt for a small prize, pet and learn about live bunnies, enjoy music, dancing, face painting, and more. Plus, make seed pots that you can watch grow and create a birdhouse/bird feeder, all right in time for spring in your backyard!

All activities plus pizza, drinks and an ice cream sundae bar are all included in the price of admission, which is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Advanced reservations required. Ticket sales end April 11.

To purchase tickets, click here.




4/18/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



4/19/2017
Wonderful 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: 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

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

Scooter Mania: 11am
Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

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!



4/20/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30 am



4/21/2017
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:
  • MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm - 6:30pm
  • Create & Read: 4pm - 8pm
  • Family crafts: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Circle Time: 6pm
Tickets must be purchased at the door. No other discounts or coupons accepted.



4/21/2017
Fantastic Fridays
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!




4/22/2017
Countdown to Kindergarten!
Join Port Discovery for a full day of fun and learning designed to help prepare parents and caregivers to successfully ready their emerging kindergarteners for school! Featuring activities and programs focused on school readiness from Port Discovery and other area family and educational organizations.

Enjoy activities and programs including:
  • Magic Carpet: 10am - 12pm
  • Art a la Cart: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
  • Wildlife Adventures: 10am - 1pm
  • Kindersinger: 11am & 11:30am
  • Jingle Jangle Music Time: 11:15am & 12:15pm
  • Music with Mr. Norman: 1pm & 1:30pm
  • Exploration Station: 1pm - 3pm




4/23/2017
Super Sundays
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.

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

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!

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

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



4/24/2017
Museum Closed
During the months of October through May, the Museum is closed Mondays except during select public school holidays.



4/25/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



4/26/2017
Wonderful 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: 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

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

Scooter Mania: 11am
Engage in a series of movement challenges that are designed to enhance physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development by propelling a small board on wheels while controlling speed and direction. Work on balance, improve self-confidence, and increase flexible thinking during this exciting activity.

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!



4/27/2017
Circle Time
Enjoy our signature interactive story time, featuring singing, dancing, and finger plays. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

11:30am



4/28/2017
Fantastic Fridays
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!




4/30/2017
Super Sundays
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.

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

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!

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

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





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