Port Discovery Children’s Museum: June 2016 Calendar of Events

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hooray_for_playNew Exhibit Grand Opening

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:

Korea Plaza:

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.

Animation Studio:

Did you know “The Simpsons” and “Avatar” were created in Korean animation studios? Check out a stop-motion station and draw an animated story.

Taekwondo Studio:

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.


Salute the troopsSalute the Troops

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.

Super SundaySuper Sundays

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.

bugsLittles’ Day: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

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!

hooray_for_playHooray for Play! Family Fundraiser

 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.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

Target_family_nightTarget $2 Family Fun Night

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!

book_bonanzaBook Bonanza!

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!

sensational_saturdaySensational Saturday

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.

family_beach dance_partyFamily Beach Dance Party

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

Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

how_we_growHere We Grow! Farm Exhibit

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! is locally sponsored 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.

New HoursSummer Hours

Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open until 8 pm on June 17 for Target Family Fun Night.