Port Discovery Children’s Museum: June 2016 Calendar of Events
Saturday, June 4
Join us for the grand opening of Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea! Watch performances by Joo Sang Hee Dance Company and White Tiger Martial Arts. Make a Gat Hat, Saeng-gi Cup, and Korean Kite. Enjoy Tales from Korea, and more!
Heart and Seoul: Growing Up In Korea
Five modern-day Korean kids open their hearts and invite you to take an intimate look into their lives through their diverse interests, customs, and ambitions through the following areas:
Visit historical and famous sites on an interactive multi-user touch table and hang out with Korean kids and “text” them questions about what life is like in Seoul.
Learn how to speak and write Hangul. Listen to folktales and play the janggu and buk, traditional drums.
Experience preparations, games and customs for Seollal (Lunar New Year.) Try on a hanbok and learn to tie the traditional bow, “taste” New Years’ foods such as tteokguk (rice cake soup) or play yut nori, a traditional Korean game.
Did you know “The Simpsons” and “Avatar” were created in Korean animation studios? Check out a stop-motion station and draw an animated story.
Kick, punch and block as you match your moves to Korean children who are experts in this 2000 year old martial art.
Korea K-Pop Stars Studio:
Take the stage and watch yourself “perform” on screen with K-Pop stars.
From Kimchi to Korean BBQ, “dine” in at this authentic Korean restaurant or take on the role of the restaurant owner and watch your business boom.
Locally Sponsored by:
Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea is created by the Children’s Museum of Houston as part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums. Additional major funding has been provided by Samsung.
Now through June 30
Port Discovery recognizes the sacrifices our troops and their families make to keep our country safe. From now until June 30, active military and veterans receive free admission when they present their I.D. or discharge papers at the Box Office, and each guest in their party receives $2.00 off their admission.
Sunday, June 5, 12, 19, and 26
Enjoy Mother Goose on the Loose story time and Jingle Jangle Music Time for infants and toddlers. Learn about science at the Exploration Station, or make a symphony of music in the Percussion Garden.
Saturday, June 11
Join us for a special day of programs for ages 5 and under! Enjoy a Bug Expo with SchumBug, make your own bug antennae and diffusion butterflies, and dance and sing along with the Kindersinger!
Sunday, June 12 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s Explorers Council invites your family to explore and play in the museum before it opens to the public! Enjoy:
- A private show by the Pumpkin Theatre
- Special programs and activities
- Snacks and beverages
Proceeds help support Port Discovery’s Education and Access Programs.
Friday, June 17 | 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission is just $2 per person after 4 p.m.! Enjoy family craft activities and special programs with B’more Fit and MD SPCA!
Saturday, June 18
Receive free books from the Maryland Book Bank; enjoy Circle Time with local children’s book author, Daneace Jeffery, and the Baltimore County Public Library; sign up for a summer reading program with the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Book Buggy, and more!
Saturday, June 25
Engage in a Science Spectacular with Rocket Reba! Stretch and relax with Life on Yoga Mountain. Take a lesson in Middle Eastern Creative Movement and create a work of art at Art a la Cart.
Saturday, June 25| 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Put on your favorite beach attire and enjoy a special evening of dancing, playing, exploring, and making great memories with your family at our Family Beach Dance Party!
Enjoy these special programs!
- Dance Party with DJ Holly
- Make Your Own Fab Crab
- Hula Hoop Station
- Open play and museum exploration – without the crowds
- Pizza and healthy beverages
Here We Grow! introduces children to farm processes, products, and people through the themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics, and art. Feature areas include the Veterinary Clinic, the Greenhouse, Egg Factory, Silo Library, an interactive Milking Game, and more!
Here We Grow! was made possible in part by:
Here We Grow! was also made possible by generous support from: Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Wright Family Foundation, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc., Maryland Egg Council, Inc., Maryland Soybean Board, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Maryland Dairy Industry Association, Inc., Maryland Agriculture Resource Council, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association.