Port Discovery Children’s Museum: December 2016 Calend …

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and here at Port Discovery, we think it’s time for the most wonderful FUN of the year! We’re decking the halls with great cheer and looking forward to celebrating sweet traditions with you and your family as the holidays near!

Check out some of this month’s highlights below and don’t miss our full calendar of events!

giftofplaySave on Memberships for the Holidays!

Give the gift of play! Now through December 31st, save $20 on all annual memberships and get 13 months of FREE museum admission! Limited time offer.

Membership to the Museum provides unlimited access to a hands-on learning opportunities. Plus be the first to know about upcoming exhibits, new programs, and special discounts! Purchase membership for your family or as a gift today!


gingerbricksGingerbricks & Healthy First Saturday

Saturday, December 3

Join us in a sweet tradition – decorating gingerbricks with icing and candies! Your artwork will help us build a gingerbread house and train station! Also enjoy healthy activities for the whole family including the UMBC Health Fair, a JHU asthma study, FIDOS for Freedom and more!


dollardaysDollar Day

Sunday, December 4

Port Discovery is excited to join other Downtown Baltimore attractions for Dollar Days on Sunday, December 4th! Enjoy our interactive exhibits and programs for just $1! The museum will be busy on this date. We suggest arriving early as tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis only until we reach capacity.


wonderfuwednesdayWonderful Wednesday

Wednesdays in December
(Now through April)

Do you have a child that’s under six? Join us every Wednesday morning for special programs designed for early learners ages 6 and under, including Mother Goose on the Loose story time, Jingle Jangle Music Time, Scooter Mania, and more! These programs help develop early learning skills and are lots of fun for babies, toddlers and adults!




Saturday, December 10
Help us build an old-fashioned holiday tradition!Stop by to decorate gingerbricks with icing and candies and then watch as a chef turns your artwork into a giant gingerbread house and train station. Also enjoy face-painting, interactive science projects and more while you’re here!


supersundaysSuper Sundays

Sunday, December 11 & December 18

Make Sunday a family fun day at Port Discovery! Come play on unique drums and percussion instruments in our Percussion Garden, enjoy Circle Time and an always joyful Jingle Jangle Music Time, check out interactive science projects, and more!


familyfunnightTarget $2 Family Fun Night

Friday, December 16

Enjoy Port Discovery for less! Come to Target’s $2 Family Fun Night and have a great Friday night playing, learning and exploring three floors of interactive exhibits! This event is generously supported by Target, allowing visitors to explore Port Discovery for just $2 each (a discount of more than $12 a person off our normal admission!)


winterbreakfunWinter Break Fun

Mon., December 26 – Mon., January 2
Extended Hours | Special Activities Daily

School’s out and the fun is on at Port Discovery! Enjoy new adventures and special programs every day of winter break! Join us for fun, learning and play every day!

Enjoy wildlife adventures, story times, live music, make polar bear blubber, and much more!


Thomas & Friends (TM): Ride the Rails Exhibit

Opens Saturday, January 21, 2017

All Aboard! Thomas & Friends (TM): Ride the Rails Exhibit is coming to Port Discovery starting January 21!

More information coming soon on our website.Purchase a membership now to receive exclusive invitations to members-only events while Thomas is in town!

December Hours

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Extended Hours

Fri., Dec. 16. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 26: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 27: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 28: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 29: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 30: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 31: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 1: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 2: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Special! Become a Member Today and Save $20

Save $20 on all annual memberships and get 13 months of FREE Museum Admission!

A family membership pays for itself in three visits and will provide year-long, unlimited free admission to Port Discovery, special members-only hours and discounts, and access to our new, upcoming traveling exhibits including Thomas the Tank Engine (Opens January 2017).

New Birthday Party Packages

Host your child’s next birthday party in the lab or castle inside Port Discovery! Choose from our popular new pre-packaged birthday party themes: Mad Scientist or Pretty Princess! Our Deluxe Theme Packages include a themed party room, special activities, pizza and beverages, and Museum admission for 10 guests! Host an unforgettable birthday party for your child at Port Discovery!