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Disney On Ice Presents Frozen – Review

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Yesterday, I surprised my girls after school and told them we would be going to see Disney On Ice. It was so fun to see them get so excited, jumping up and down and screaming! They have been to a few different versions of Disney On Ice over the past several years but it has been a couple years since we last went. It made for a fun Valentine’s date night with my girls. And my husband was more than happy to order Chinese food and stay home with the baby!

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We arrived at the Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) early and attended the media party where we got to see Mickey. The girls munched on snowflake cookies, blue hot cocoa, and carrot sticks with Ranch dip – all in keeping with the Frozen theme. They were also thrilled to get their faces painted. Then it was time to grab a few more snacks and head down to our seats.

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The show opens with Goofy, Mickey, and Minnie skating onto the ice, followed by several princesses including Ariel, Cinderella, and Snow White. A few more Disney characters from Finding Nemo/Dory and Toy Story come out and they all perform during the opening song.

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Then the show proceeds into the Frozen story and pretty much follows the movie itself. The production, set, costumes, and special effects are all top notch per usual with Disney. It’s such an entertaining show and completely engages the little ones.

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If your kids are Disney fans, they will absolutely love the show. And if they are Frozen fans, they will love this even more! Tickets are very affordable and it’s definitely worth it! Just be forewarned that the concessions are steep ($15 for cotton candy and $12 for popcorn). There are also merchandise stands everywhere and your kids will want to buy all the things! I thought ahead this year and dug through the playroom and found several of the spinning light-up toys from previous shows and brought them along.

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There are still lots of shows remaining throughout the long holiday weekend:

  • Thursday, February 15th  7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16th  7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17th  10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18th  12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19th  12:30 p.m.

To order tickets by phone:            1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online:                  www.ticketmaster.com



Disney On Ice Presents Frozen – Coming Soon to DC – Feb 14-19!

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I’m so excited to surprise my girls with a Valentine’s Day date to go see Disney On Ice! Are you taking your kids to the show? There are still tickets available and you can use code BLOG to save $5 on tickets.

Here is some fun trivia to play with your kids:

  1. In which kingdom do Anna and Elsa live?

Answer: The Kingdom of Arendelle.

  1. Who helped Young Anna recover from being hit by Elsa’s powers?

Answer: Grand Pabbie.

  1. Who likes “warm hugs”?

Answer: Olaf.

  1. What is Kristoff’s profession?

Answer: He is an ice harvester.

  1. What phrase does Elsa repeat when trying to control her powers?

Answer: “Conceal it…don’t feel it…don’t let it show.”

  1. Why do the guards open up the gates of the palace?

Answer: Elsa’s coronation.

    1. Bonus: How long have the gates been closed?

Answer: 13 years.

  1. How many salad plates do Anna and Elsa own?

Answer: 8000.

  1. Anna and Hans finish each other’s ______.

Answer: Sandwiches.

  1. What is the “amazing smell” Anna and Elsa detect at the coronation celebration?

Answer: Chocolate.

  1. Who does the crazy dance with Anna at Elsa’s coronation?

Answer: The Duke of Weselton.

  1. Why doesn’t Elsa want Anna to marry Hans?

Answer: Because Anna and Hans just met.

  1. What does Elsa build during the song “Let It Go”?

Answer: An ice castle.

  1. What is Sven’s favorite snack?

Answer: Carrots.

  1. Which animals chase after Anna, Kristoff and Sven when they begin to search for Elsa?

Answer: Wolves.

  1. What is Olaf’s favorite season?

Answer: Summer.

  1. What animal does Olaf dance with in his song about summer?

Answer: Seagulls.

  1. What is the name of the enormous icy snowman Elsa creates?

Answer: Marshmallow.

  1. Fill in the blank. “Some people are worth ______.”

Answer: Melting for.”

  1. When Elsa breaks Arendelle’s eternal winter, what does she do to keep Olaf from melting?

Answer: She creates a snow flurry that follows him everywhere he goes.

Bonus:

  1. What part of Anna’s body did Elsa hit with her powers when they were young?

Answer: Her head.

  1. Who does Anna tell to “hang in there” during the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

Answer: Joan of Arc.

Additional Frozen facts:

The following trivia can/should be utilized during cast interviews to segue back to the show messaging or as an added fun element for the segment.

  1. During the song “For the First Time in Forever” how many pictures does Anna pass and imitate?

Answer: 5.

  1. When Anna asks Olaf to wait outside Elsa’s castle for “one minute” and Olaf begins to count, it is exactly one minute in the film until he enters the following scene.

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Review: Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

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This past weekend my family and I went to the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series show at the Capital One Arena in D.C. It was our first time going to a Monster Truck show, so I was a little hesitant at first but happy to report I was pleasantly surprised! It was so fun and full of energy! My husband especially enjoyed it. I guess it was about time we did something like this since we’ve dragged him around to Disney on Ice, circuses, and musicals for years now!

One thing I learned once we arrived is that you can’t bring a dslr camera inside the arena. So…unfortunately my husband got stuck with walking my camera back to the car. Good thing we drove and didn’t take Metro. And therefore, this post only contains iphone photos. But our seats were fantastic, so I was able to get some decent shots since we were so close and smack dab in the center.

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After we got the girls their $15 cotton candy and $10 french fries we took our seats and the show began with all the trucks driving around. It was extremely loud when the drivers hit the gas! Make sure to bring ear protection. I ordered noise cancelling headsets for everyone in my family ahead of time on Amazon. They do sell them there if you forget to bring your own. We even brought our 4 month old, Teddy and he was fine with the ear protection. I was a bit worried about bringing him but he was absolutely mesmerized with the show. He even took a 15 minute nap during intermission!

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Then the athletes each took a turn competing in four different competitions including speed, wheelies, donuts, and freestyle. I couldn’t believe some of the tricks they were doing. My girls were excited to see that two of the drivers were females!

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The drivers competed not only in their Monster Trucks, but they also raced with ATVs and speedsters. It was fun watching the races and the crowd really got into them!

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We will definitely go back to this show again! It was so entertaining and a great family activity. I think Teddy will especially love this in a couple years! If you missed the show in DC, you can catch it in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena February 16-18.

Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.



Something to Smile About!

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My third baby (Teddy) was born at the end of September and he has brought so much love and joy to my family! He is a super happy baby and I can’t help but smile when I look at him. He has completed our family in every way. But adding another child to our crew has definitely not been easy! In fact, it has been extremely challenging in many ways. I’m just having to figure out how to prioritize, balance, and do things a bit differently now that my life is even more crazy busy.

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One thing that is especially hard is making time for myself. But I’ve realized that I can be the best mother to my kids if I make sure to fill up my own tank. So, I try to get to the gym at least a few times a week, get a mani-pedi or massage every now and then, and most recently I made time to whiten my teeth. When I was pregnant with Teddy, I started to feel like my teeth needed brightening after years of running on coffee! Now that I’m out of the newborn haze I felt like I could dedicate some time to make that happen. I am really happy with my results after using the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening system.

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The system was super easy to use! After I received the kit in the mail, I made my impressions using the paste which only took about 15 minutes. Then I placed them in the prepaid envelope and mailed them back to Smile Brilliant. The lab then created my trays using an exact model of my teeth from the impressions. Once I received the customized trays, I began the whitening process – about 45 minutes with the whitening gel followed by 20 minutes with the desensitizing gel. I completed about 10 treatments to get my pearly whites!

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Here are my teeth before:

teethbefore (1 of 1)And my teeth after:

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If you are thinking of trying Smile Brilliant but still have questions, feel free to ask me or check out these 10 facts about teeth whitening and the Smile Brilliant FAQ. You can read other people’s testimonials too.

GIVEAWAY!!! I’d love for one of you to get the chance to try Smile Brilliant for free! So I’m giving away a kit to one lucky reader! Enter here for your chance to win. And if you simply can’t wait, use this code capitolmomma15 for $15 off your kit. You can order one here.

*Giveaway is open for two weeks. You MUST enter through the link to be counted.  Giveaway is for $149 credit- and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents.

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It’s almost Monster Jam Time!

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I am looking forward to seeing the show with my family this weekend! Although, I am honestly a bit hesitant as I have never been before so I’m not quite sure what to expect. I have heard that it is a very unique experience. Plus now that I have a baby boy, I feel like I should get acquainted with the monster trucks. In a couple years when I take him to see the show, he will think I’m the coolest mom ever!

Are you going to Monster Jam? Tickets are still available (see info below) and click here for a free activity packet you can print out for your kids. It includes a coloring page, a monster truck craft, word search, maze, story maker, and other fun games.

Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:

  • Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



Disney On Ice Presents Frozen + Ticket Giveaway!

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DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN IS COMING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 14-19!

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GIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 7:30pm show on Wednesday, February 14th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Tuesday, January 30th. Good luck!

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Frozen is performing at Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, from February 14 to 19.

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

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Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:  

  • Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 15th @ 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16th @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17th @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19th @ 12:30 p.m.

                Tickets start at:                                  $20

To order tickets by phone:            1-800-745-3000

To order tickets online:                  www.ticketmaster.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.



Monster Jam Triple Threat Series + Ticket GIVEAWAY!

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MONSTER JAM® TRIPLE THREAT SERIES IS COMING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 27-28!

unnamedGIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 1:00pm show on Saturday, January 27th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Sunday, January 14th. Good luck!

Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit. Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Washington, D.C. fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These world-class athletes vying to be the Washington, D.C. champion are:

  • Wonder Woman
  • Grave Digger
  • Blue Thunder
  • Max D
  • El Toro Loco
  • Zombie
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler
  • Megalodon

*Trucks/drivers subject to change.

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Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:

  • Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



Peter Rabbit Movie – In Theaters February 9th!

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Peter Rabbit is a classic childhood favorite and I’ve enjoyed reading the stories to my girls so we were super excited when we found out it would soon be a movie!  With more than 150 million copies of the Peter Rabbit series sold worldwide, it is sure to be a hit on the big screen. My girls and I can’t wait to go see it! In theaters February 9th.

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NOW Family Concert – The Carnival of the Animals

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Look no further for a fun family activity for Martin Luther King day! School is out and it will no doubt be cold outside, so a family concert by the New Orchestra of Washington is the perfect event. The concert is featuring The Carnival of the Animals – an original work written by the conductor, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez. In addition to the program, there will be an instrument petting zoo for everyone to enjoy. Afterwards, families are invited to purchase a meal ticket for a pizza lunch.

Admission: Ages 0-2 are free, Ages 3+ $10

Optional pizza lunch to follow: Ages 0-2 Eat Free, Ages 3+ $5 (includes a drink, pizza, and fruit)

To purchase tickets click here!

Location:

Westmoreland UCC
1 Westmoreland Cir NW
Bethesda, MD 20816
 


A·MAZE·D Exhibit at Port Discovery + Ticket Giveaway!

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A·MAZE·D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips officially opened yesterday at Port Discovery in Baltimore! The exhibit, which features a giant walk-through cardboard box maze plus two other maze areas, challenges children to get active, use logic, math and problem-solving skills.  The exhibit takes over the majority of the 10,000 square foot atrium space and was designed especially for Port Discovery by maze and puzzle designer Dave Phillips, who creates walk-through corn, bamboo and tire mazes, mazes for books, and more!

Hours (Subject to change): Tuesday 1 PM – 3 PM | Wednesday Noon – 3PM | Thursday 1 PM – 3 PM | Friday Noon – 3PM | Saturday 11 AM – 3 PM | Sunday 1 PM – 4PM

GIVEAWAY!!! I’ve partnered with Port Discovery to offer a family 4-pack of tickets for the museum which includes entry into the A·MAZE·D exhibit! To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll draw and notify a winner on Monday, December 4th. Good luck!

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In addition to the A·MAZE·D exhibit, Port Discovery is also featuring the Dora and Diego exhibit through February 19th. I wrote about it here and I highly recommend you check this one out too!

Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!
Now through Feb. 19, 2018

• Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children younger than two are admitted for free

It’s time for adventure when preschoolers and their families come to explore Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!  This interactive exhibit takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Explore Isa’s Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies’ crew to uncover pirate treasure, and help baby animals in the Rainforest Maze. Ready? Let’s go! ¡Vámonos!

Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! exhibit is presented by the Amerigroup Foundation and sponsored locally by Whole Foods Market. ©2017 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Port Discovery is also offering a special promotion for active duty, veteran and retired military members:

Salute the Troops Program
Saturday, November 11, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018

Port Discovery is offering active duty, veteran and retired military members free admission beginning November 11, 2017 through January 1, 2018 as part of our Salute the Troops program presented by Northrop Grumman. Guests of service members receive $2.00 off general admission. Valid military identification is required for free admission. Present valid Military ID, Veterans ID, State Driver’s License with Veterans Designation or Discharge Papers (photocopies acceptable) to redeem offer. One free admission per transaction. No other discounts, offers or passes may be applied within the same transaction.

In addition to the special exhibits, Port Discovery has a ton of fun events going on in December and January. It’s one of the most fun times to visit the museum!

December Events:

Healthy First Saturday: Gingerbrick Edition
Saturday, December 2 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Walk, skip or run to Healthy First Saturday and find ways to get active as a family! Take a break from the stress the holiday season can bring as you enjoy programs that encourage children to get active, make healthy choices, and understand how our bodies work. Join us for our holiday edition of Healthy First Saturday where you’ll help chefs from McCormick design amazing Gingerbrick creations. Move along with Middle Eastern Movement and Faza Fam Family Jam. Plus take part in other fun drop-in programs including our award winning literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose! Don’t miss this action-packed day!

Littles’ Day: Gingerbricks Edition
Saturday, December 9 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Celebrate the winter season with a fun designed especially for children six and under! Help the creative chefs from McCormick design Gingerbricks with candies and icing – and put together a Gingerbread House that is larger than life! Join in the Kindersinger’s performance of Snowy Days are Coming. Take part in yoga for kids with Magical Mats, create art and science projects you can take home, and join in our early literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose®.

Dollar Day
Sunday, December 10 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Admission to the Museum is just $1 per person. Members and children under two enter free.

Explore three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed especially for kids for just $1! Join in educational and fun drop-in programs including interactive story times, Mother Goose on the Loose®, music and movement in Jingle Jangle Music Time, plus hands-on art activities that you can make and take home!  

$2 Target Family Fun Night
Friday, December 15 | 4 – 8PM
Admission $2 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free. 

Enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits along with fun and engaging programs for just $2 per person from 4PM-8PM! Join in Circle Time, and learn about animals with the Maryland SPCA. Plus, enjoy a visit from The Maryland Book Bank, who will be providing books to children and families in attendance.


Little Explorer’s Day – Nature!
Saturday, December 16 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Free with Museum admission, which is $15.95 for individuals two and over. Members and children under two enter free.

Calling all future explorers! Get your compass ready and join us for a special nature-themed adventure on Little Explorer’s Day! Learn about the great outdoors with the Robinson Nature Center and meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures. Become a star in our interactive Plays in the Park: Rosha and the Sun. Also enjoy our interactive Circle Time and early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose(R).


Winter Break Fun!
Tuesday, December 26 – Sunday, December 31 | 10AM – 5PM
Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Join us every day over Winter Break for fun, hands-on programs that teach through play! Enjoy special performances from Eric Energy, learn about Animals with the Wildlife Adventures, join in on fun performances with the Kindersinger, take part in interactive plays, plus enjoy winter-themed programs, science projects, and art activities each day of the week!

  • Saturday, December 23 | 10 AM – 5 PM: Looking for fun things to do with family and friends? Don’t miss Baltimore’s best place for children and families! Join us for a day of play and learning featuring yoga for kids, and take part in an interactive play that children become the stars of. Also, enjoy drop in activities including our interactive Circle Time, early literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose(R), and simple science projects for families on the go!
  • Sunday, December 31 | 10 AM – 5 PM: Ring in the New Year early with the annual Noontime New Year’s Eve Celebration at Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Early bedtime or not, partygoers will enjoy a festive day of play. Dance the day away as rockin’ tunes fill the Museum. Watch special performances from Eric Energy, who will teach revelers about Cool Science, and the Kindersinger, who will keep little ones jingling all day long. Make jingle bell bracelets, sound sandwiches and diffusion snowflakes to help out with our famous Noontime Countdown. After the countdown, enjoy a milk and cookie toast and continue exploring the Museum for more festive family fun.
  • Monday, January 1 | 10 AM – 5 PM: Happy New Year! Celebrate with a day of play featuring an interactive story time, music and movement during Jingle Jangle Music Time, interactive art projects, and science exploration!
  • Tuesday, December 26| 10 AM – 5 PM: Meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures. Take part in winter-themed drop in programs, including our interactive Circle Time, our music and movement program Jingle Jangle Music Time, and our early literacy program Snow Goose on the Loose. Also make gingerbread puppets, diffusion snowflakes and learn about polar bear blubber.
  • Wednesday, December 27| 10 AM – 5 PM: Meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures. Watch our fun and imaginative play, The Hornswoggle’s Winter Vacation. Take part in winter-themed drop in programs, including our interactive Circle Time, our music and movement program Jingle Jangle Music Time, and our early literacy program Snow Goose on the Loose. Also make gingerbread puppets, diffusion snowflakes and learn about polar bear blubber. Also dance and sing along to Music from Mr. Norman.
  • Thursday, December 28| 10 AM – 5 PM:  Meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures. Take part in winter-themed drop in programs, including our interactive Circle Time, our music and movement program Jingle Jangle Music Time, and our early literacy program Snow Goose on the Loose. Also make gingerbread puppets, diffusion snowflakes and learn about polar bear blubber.
  • Friday, December 29| 10 AM – 5 PM: Learn about Cool Science with Eric Energy. Take part in winter-themed drop in programs, including our interactive Circle Time, our music and movement program Jingle Jangle Music Time, and our early literacy program Snow Goose on the Loose. Also make gingerbread puppets, diffusion snowflakes and learn about polar bear blubber.
  • Saturday, December 30| 10 AM – 5 PM: Meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures. Watch our fun and imaginative play, The Hornswoggle’s Winter Vacation. Take part in yoga for kids during Life on Yoga Mountain, plus dance and sing along to Music with Mr. Norman. Enjoy drop-in programs including our interactive Circle Time and make winter-themed art projects with your family and friends!

Noontime New Year’s Celebration
Sunday, December 31 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Free with Museum admission, which is $15.95 for individuals two and over. Members and children under two enter free.

Ring in the New Year early with the annual Noon Time New Year’s Eve Celebration at Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Early bedtime or not, partygoers will enjoy a festive day of play inside a Winter Snow Ball Wonderland! Dance the day away during our Snow Ball while rockin’ tunes fill the Museum. Watch special performances from Eric Energy, who will teach revelers about Cool Science, and the Kindersinger, who will keep little ones jingling all day long. Make jingle bell bracelets, sound sandwiches and diffusion snowflakes to help out with our famous Noontime Countdown featuring confetti and a balloon drop. After the countdown, enjoy a juice and cookie toast and continue exploring the Museum for more festive family fun.  Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to opening and dress appropriately for the weather, as this is a popular event and you may experience lines that are longer than usual.

Activities Include: 

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Enjoy old-time and seasonal music with The Kolodners!
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Get in the winter spirit as you learn about polar bears, create jingle bell bracelets, and make diffusion snowflakes.
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Get ready for our famous countdown! Create sound sandwiches, countdown numbers, and penguin beaks!
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Enjoy our winter wonderland featuring an “Ice” scooter rink, toddler igloo, snowball throwing, and chance to feed our abominable snowman!
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PMTake part in our Snow Ball as you dance along to music with DJ Holly.
  • 10:30 AM Take part in our winter themed Snow Goose on the Loose, teaching early literacy through play!
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PMSnow dance with our roaming fairy!
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures
  • 11:45 AM – 12:10 PM: Get ready to countdown with us! We’ll celebrate Noon Time with a festive balloon and confetti drop.
  • Noon – 12:30 PM: Make a toast to the year ahead with our Juice and Cookies Toast.
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Enjoy our winter wonderland featuring an “Ice” scooter rink, toddler igloo, snowball throwing, and chance to feed our abominable snowman!
  • 1:00 PM: Learn about Cool Science with Eric Energy, enjoy a lively performance from The Kindersinger
  • 1:30 PM: Enjoy a lively performance from the Kindersinger
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Get in the winter spirit as you learn about polar bears, create jingle bell bracelets, and make diffusion snowflakes.
  • 2:00 PMLearn about Cool Science with Eric Energy
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Dance the day away with Mr. Don’s Music! 

January Events:

New Year’s Day Celebration
Monday, January 1 | 10AM – 5PM
Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Happy New Year! Celebrate with a day of play featuring an interactive story time, music and movement during Jingle Jangle Music Time, interactive art projects, and science exploration!

Healthy First Saturday
Saturday, January 6 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Walk, skip, run or slide to Healthy First Saturday and find ways to get active as a family! Take part in enjoy programs that encourage children to get active, make healthy choices, and understand how our bodies work! Get Kinderfit! with the Kindersinger, stretch and learn new poses as a family during Life on Yoga Mountain and watch your little ones express themselves during our interactive theater workshop, Play Within a Play! Also not to miss:  have a blast as you groove along with Faza Fam Family Jam, meet and learn about the important work of therapy dogs from FIDOS for Freedom, and take part in simple art and science projects that are fun, educational and that you can take home!

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Weekend

Saturday, January 13 | 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, January 14 | 12PM – 5PM

Monday, January 15 |  9:30AM – 4:30PM

Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, educational activities at Port Discovery’s “I Have a Dream Weekend.” Experience African-American history and heritage through interactive programs and performances designed to educate, inspire and help children understand the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. made on America and the world. Educational activities are planned from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, January 14,  from 12PM to 5PM on Sunday, January 15, and from 9:30AM to 5PM on Monday, January 16.

  • Saturday, January 13 |  10AM – 5PM : Join along as The Kindersinger sings Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King, Jr., learn about the important history of African Americans in baseball with Negro League Baseball, and create Doves of Peace in our StudioWorkshop. Also learn about African American Inventors, join in interactive story times that teach children short lessons about Martin Luther King, Jr., create a quilt square that you can take home with the Baltimore African American Quilters, and meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures.
  • Sunday, January 14 |  Noon– 5PM: Learn about the important history of African Americans in baseball with Negro League Baseball, create Doves of Peace in our StudioWorkshop, and learn about African American Inventors. Join in interactive story times that teach children short lessons about Martin Luther King, Jr., create a quilt square that you can take home with the Baltimore African American Quilters, and meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures. Plus enjoy our early literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose®, explore music and movement through Jingle Jangle Music Time, and join in music and dancing with Mr. Don’s music.
  • Monday, January 15 | 9:30AM – 5PM : Don’t miss a special Living Museum where children from Baltimore’s Northwood Elementary School portray several important African American individuals throughout history. Join along as The Kindersinger sings Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King, Jr., learn about the important history of African Americans in baseball with Negro League Baseball, and create Doves of Peace in our StudioWorkshop. Also learn about African American Inventors, join in interactive story times that teach children short lessons about Martin Luther King, Jr., create a quilt square that you can take home with the Baltimore African American Quilters, and meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures.

Target $2 Family Fun Night

Friday, January 19 | 4 – 8PM

Admission $2 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits along with fun and engaging programs for just $2 per person from 4PM-8PM! Join in Circle Time, and learn about animals with the Maryland SPCA. Don’t miss this great chance to check out Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! exhibit before it leaves for good on February 19th.

Little Explorer’s Day: Explore Hispanic Heritage

Saturday, January 20 | 10AM – 5PM

Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Explore Hispanic Heritage with fun learning activities! Use your artistic skills to create maracas, learn about the important Day of the Dead tradition as you decorate Dia de los Muertos Skulls, join in an interactive theater performance featuring the Mayan story Rosha and the Sun, and watch as imaginations go wild during our interactive story times. Plus enjoy Circus Science and interactive science projects!

Frankenstein 200: Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein

Saturday, January 27 | 10AM – 5PM

Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with fun science activities! Learn about innovation and science through interactive, Frankenstein-themed projects. Do the Monster Mash – and enjoy children’s music and dancing – with Mr. Norman.  Also enjoy drop-in activities including our interactive Circle Time. Plus, make sure your body stays un-Frankenstein-like by taking part in stretching, breathing and yoga exercises with Life on Yoga Mountain.