$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!
Be A KLUTZ® Day
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!
It’s summertime in the city – and that means tons of fun activities for locals and visitors of all ages. From outdoor movies to family-friendly museum exhibits to evening booze cruises, here’s a look at some of the best activities downtown Baltimore has to offer this summer:
Catch a Flick
On Fridays during July or August, the Open Air Film Festival descends upon Little Italy. The films, which are screened on the side of Ciao Bella Restaurant, include classics with an Italian twist, like The Godfather and the original Ocean’s Eleven. Get there early, with chairs, to grab a good spot (and some great carry-out to enjoy).
Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week will take place July 28 – August 6, 2017! Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, grab lunch instead of eating at your desk, have a date night (or three). Restaurants aren’t skimping on the food, instead, they are showcasing their chefs and menus in hopes of luring you back as a forever customer.
Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20. Three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Search below all of the dining destinations and make your reservations now. Reservations are not required to get the deals but recommended. (*Menus are subject to change, see restaurants for details.)
4th of July Fun! • 7/04/2017
Before you head out to see the fireworks in the Inner Harbor, join us for a Stars and Stripes Circle Time and patriotic crafts including:
Patriotic Hoop Gliders: 1 – 3 pm
Red White, & Blue Bracelets: 10- 12 pm
Circle Time: 11:30pm
By the Boardwalk – An Exclusive Evening Adventure
Saturday, June 24 | Buy Tickets (Scroll down to “Boardwalk Evening Adventure”).
Kick off a summer of fun with interactive and amazing boardwalk and carnival games where kids – and kids at heart – can learn to juggle, learn how to spin plates, join in limbo contests, get their faces painted and more!
Join Port Discovery for an Evening Adventure By the Boardwalk on Saturday, June 24th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM! You’ll enjoy summer fun without the crowds inside Port Discovery’s three floors of interactive exhibits!
Memorial Day Weekend Fun
Saturday, May 27 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More
Sunday, May 28 | 12PM – 5PM | Learn More
Monday, May 29 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More
(Port Discovery’s summer hours begin on Memorial Day)
Celebrate Memorial Day with interactive programs at Port Discovery all weekend long! Celebrate Asian Pacific heritage on Saturday, interactive programs on Super Sunday and special activities and events in celebration of Memorial Day on Monday.
Which Evolved First: The Jelly or the Sponge?
Recent genetics research debunked a widely-accepted hypothesis that sponges evolved first.
Published May 17, 2017
Biologists and geneticists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison partnered to investigate the evolutionary history of jellies and sponges, and found that jellies evolved before sponges.