Port Discovery Children’s Museum Events: August/September

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$2 Target® Family Fun Night

Friday, August 18 | 4 – 8PM | Learn More

Save more than 80% and pay only $2 for admission tonight from 4-8 PM! Learn about animal safety with the Maryland SPCA, take part in our signature Circle Time, and enjoy a special visit from the Maryland Book Mobile!


Saturday, August 19 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More

Take part in a special day of silly science activities celebrating our wacky KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit, here through September 4th. Make lava lamps, create spin art, spin plates, juggle, enjoy face painting, and learn circus tricks with performer Greg May!

Solar Eclipse Day

Sunday, August 20 | 12 – 5PM | Learn More

Join us for Solar Eclipse Day on August 20th and prepare for this rare astronomical event before it takes place! Learn the science behind the eclipse, create solar eclipse art projects, and then join us on August 21st for a special observation of this exciting natural phenomenon!

Families – Mondays are just for you!

Family Play Mondays

Mondays in August | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More

Enjoy family time without the crowds! Join us every Monday in August, when camp groups are taking the day off from all of the fun and learning. Explore the Museum as a family during the summer months – and make Mondays much more fun!

Sensational Saturday

Saturday, August 26 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More

Here’s a Sensational Saturday you don’t want to miss! Take part in yoga for kids, enjoy our signature Circle Time, conduct science experiments in the Exploration Station, and become a star in our interactive Play Within a Play: Tiger Tales!

Labor Day Weekend Celebration

September 2 – September 4 | Learn More

Take part in family friendly activities everyday over the extended Labor Day Weekend! Meet therapy dogs from FIDOS for Freedom on Healthy First Saturday, sing along to Jingle Jangle Music Time on Super Sunday, and celebrate Labor Day with Patriotic Creations.

Enjoy Our Wacky Exhibit!
KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit

Open now – September 4 | Learn More

Stop acting silly? Not in this exhibit! Learn about science through laughter and physical comedy in the limited-time KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit. Learn how to juggle, turn spoons into catapults, create photo illusions, engineer fast-moving paper airplanes, and more in this silly, interactive exhibit! KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! is based on the KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2 and produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®.

Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!

September 16 – February 19 | Learn More

It’s time for adventure when preschoolers and their families come to explore Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! This interactive exhibit takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Explore Isa’s Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies’ crew to uncover pirate treasure, and help baby animals in the Rainforest Maze. Ready? Let’s go! ¡Vámonos!

Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! exhibit is presented by the Amerigroup Foundation and Whole Foods Market

©2017 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.


 Miss Perception’s Mysteries Revealed Day

Sunday, September 17| 12 – 5PM | Learn More

In early 2018, we’ll reveal what the future of learning and play at the Museum will look like with the opening of an exhibit and program preview area. In order to make way for this engaging space, the endearing Miss Perception’s exhibit will close. Join us as we reveal the mysteries of Miss Perceptions and declare “Case Closed” on Mysteries Revealed Day when the exhibit closes to the public for good on September 17th.


Special Offers & Announcements

We’re Open this September for Fun and Learning!

During the month of September, we modify our hours so that staff can attend to large maintenance and deep cleaning projects that are only possibly when the Museum is closed. Beginning September 5th, Port Discovery will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only through the end of the month. Beginning in October, Port Discovery will be open Tuesday through Sundays until Memorial Day (open on select Mondays for holidays and school breaks). We look forward to seeing you in the Museum for interactive learning and fun events throughout the fall months!

Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil® – OVO & Port Discovery!

Cirque du Soleil® – OVO is coming to Baltimore on August 23rd – 27th! Rush headlong into a new ecosystem with Cirque du Soleil® – OVO where insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Learn more about this exciting show and purchase tickets today!


Members Receive half off Zoo Admission this August and September!

Port Discovery members receive half off admission to the Maryland Zoo during the months of August and September! Explore the zoo this Summer and learn about wildlife for only a fraction of the cost! Not a member yet? Become a Port Discovery member to enjoy exclusive savings at the Maryland Zoo and other special offers, too!

Get Ready to Zoo Bop with the Maryland Zoo!

Sunday, September 3 | 12 – 4PM | Learn more

Kids, get your dancing shoes on and singing voices ready! Our friends at the Maryland Zoo are hosting Zoo Bop, a new children’s outdoor music festival featuring exciting vendors, food trucks, and fun activity tables including an interactive and educational table from your Play Specialists at Port Discovery!

Port Discovery Summer Hours:
Memorial Day through Labor Day Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 PM