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Port Discover Children’s Museum hosts Maryland Discovery Days

(Baltimore, MD) – On Wednesday and Thursday, May 12-13, Port Discovery Children’s Museum will host Maryland Discovery Days, which are dedicated days of play and exploration for students with special needs. Children and their caregivers will have the opportunity to explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer environment (lights and sounds will be adjusted) and engage in activities that are designed to increase children’s language, motor, sensory and social skills. Programs include creating sculptures of our FLOAM, Shadow Charades, Kids on the Block – a local puppet troupe that teaches children about disability, medical conditions and social issues, a moonbounce and dogs from Karma Dogs and Pets on Wheels that walk around the Museum for children to pet. Parents and caregivers will also have the opportunity to connect with community organizations and resources at information booths hosted by the Museum’s partners including Kennedy Krieger, PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Parents Place of Maryland and the Abilities Network.

Maryland Discovery Days are offered twice a year, and admission is free for Maryland school students who register in advance.

For more information or to register, contact Nora Moynihan at 410.864.2685 or The May 12th Discovery Day is dedicated to children in grades preK through 2nd and the May 13th Discovery Day is dedicated to children in 3rd grade and higher.

WHAT: “Maryland Discovery Days”
WHEN: May 12-13, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Discovery Days are generously supported by MetLife Foundation.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning and nurture growth through play. Port Discovery offers 3 floors of educational, interactive and hands-on/minds-on experiences designed for children ages 2-10 years of age and is currently ranked 4th among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Child Magazine (February 2002).

The former Baltimore Children’s Museum, originally housed in The Cloisters in Lutherville, Maryland, was re-located to the historic Fish Market building in downtown Baltimore and re-opened as Port Discovery in December 1998; Walt Disney Imagineering designed the Museums permanent exhibits.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum has served over 2.5 million visitors and continues to grow as one of the leading non-traditional educational resources in the Mid-Atlantic region.

This is a press post provided by Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.