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Happy New Year! Start the new year off with lots of family-friendly, fun and educational events at Port Discovery Children’s Museum, including the opening of the exciting new
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails exhibit opening January 21st!

Whether you’re looking for activities for infants and toddlers during the week or exciting events to enjoy with the whole family on weekends, you’ll find new adventures here every day!

Check out some of this month’s highlights below and don’t miss our full calendar of events! While you’re there remember that Harbor Park Garage offers secure, safe, lighted parking. To prepay for your inner harbor parking, simply click on the Prepay For Parking buttons you see across the site or follow this link – https://goo.gl/mDibI9

Healthy First Saturday

Saturday, January 7

Kick off the new year today with healthy activities designed to exercise your body and mind! Get active with yoga for youngsters, get KinderFit! with the Kindersinger, and visit with specially trained hearing, service and therapy dogs from FIDOS for Freedom!


Super Sundays

Sundays in January

Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities at Port Discovery every Sunday, including interactive programs that get kids of all ages involved! Each Sunday features a different line-up of activities, from interactive story times and art projects to music time in our Percussion Garden and Jingle Jangle Music Time.

JAN 8 | JAN 15 | JAN 22 | JAN 29

Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesdays in January
(Now through April)

Do you have a child who’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!

JAN 11 | JAN 18 | JAN 25


Fantastic Fridays

Fridays in January

Fridays are so much fun at Port Discovery! Enjoy a day of play with programs like Mother Goose on the Loose, interactive Circle Time, Jingle Jangle Music Time, and more!

JAN 6 | JAN 13 | JAN 20| JAN 27


I Have a Dream Weekend

Sunday, January 14 – Monday, January 16

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy during our fun-filled “I Have a Dream” Weekend. Join the Baltimore African-American quilters to make a take-home quilt, see memorabilia from the Negro Baseball League, get active with Brick Nation, and enjoy other activities that will teach children about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream.

Reminder: Port Discovery will be OPEN on Monday, January 16

Target $2 Family Fun Night

Friday, January 20 | 4 to 8 PM

Enjoy special activities and all three floors of Port Discovery for just $2! Bring family and friends to Port Discovery for a fun family date night and enjoy an adventurous evening for just $2 (that’s more than $12 off our general admission cost).


Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! Exhibit Opening Weekend

Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22

All aboard! Thomas & Friends arrives at Port Discovery on January 21st! Climb aboard Thomas’ cab, suit up as the conductor, load luggage, livestock and other freight into train cars & more. Thanks to local sponsors CSX and M&T Bank, Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails exhibit will come to town with lots of interactive fun and learning.

Thomas & Friends(TM): Explore the Rails! will be at Port Discovery from Saturday, January 21st through Sunday, May 7th.

Sensational Saturday!

Saturday, January 28

Stay warm while learning through fun and play at Port Discovery! What could be more fun than roaming music, kid-friendly yoga, fun pop-up science and art projects, and interactive story times?

Also not to miss? A special interactive version of “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper. This play, featured for a limited run thanks to special permission from Penguin Random House, is filled with colorful costumes, special sound effects, and and a timeless tale that kids themselves get to help tell!


Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 4

Commemorate the Year of the Rooster and participate in traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year celebration. Enjoy the Chinese Lion Dancers performing the traditional lion dance, dancers from the Gina Ling Dance troupe, and special activities including festive dragon and rooster themed art projects, Chinese New Year Lucky Charms, calligraphy and chopstick training, and much more.


Love Rocks! Evening Dance Party

Saturday, February 4 | 6 to 9PM

Love is in the air at Port Discovery! Join us for a special evening of Valentine’s-themed fun and make heartwarming memories with your children. Dance along to tunes from DJ Holly, create Valentine’s crafts and art projects, and explore three floors of fun exhibits that are sure to get your heart pumping. Food and beverages included.

Admission is $18 for members; $20 for non-members. Tickets go on sale next week!

January Hours

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 Mondays except Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Extended Hours

Monday, January 16:
9:30AM – 5:00PM (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Friday, January 20:
9:30AM-8:00PM (Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4-8PM)

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!