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After 18 Months, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is Getting its Hands Back

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 2:35pm

Photo via Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower website

A $1.9 million effort to repair the clock atop Baltimore’s Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is nearing completion, with the clock hands scheduled to return to the four giant clock faces next week.

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Last Day – Jump into STEM Learning with “STEM in Spring” Activities at Port Discovery!

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 17, 2017 11:00am

Children can learn about Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) through dozens of playful learning activities during spring break week at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!  Today is the last day to enjoy extended hours and special programming.

Visitors can learn about light through Glow Day activities, take part in “E-lite-tricity” workshops, build and launch satellites, create a robot in the Sylvan Learning robotics lab, make stained glass art, learn about space with NASA, and take part in many more exciting STEM activities.

Today’s STEM in Spring program highlights are included below. Full schedules are available on www.PortDiscovery.org. All STEM in Spring activities are free with museum admission.

 

Monday, April 17: Build & Launch a Satellite! Celebrate the last day of STEM in Spring with Port Discovery’s extended hours, Build and launch your own satellite, get up close with animals and learn about wildlife at the Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo, enjoy an interactive science show from Eric Energy, and much more on the final day of STEM in Spring. 

 

About Port Discovery Children’s Museum 

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers 3 floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Fodor’s Travel, Forbes and Parents Magazine. To learn more, visit www.portdiscovery.org.

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Jump into STEM Learning with “STEM in Spring” Activities at Port Discovery – Don’t Miss It!

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 10, 2017 10:00am

Children can learn about Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) through dozens of playful learning activities during spring break week at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!  Enjoy extended hours and special programming today through Monday, April 17th. Read More →

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Lab@LightCity Update: Social Entrepreneurs, Activists, Thinkers, and Writers to Explore Together How to Build a More Equitable and Responsible Society

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 10:30am

Thursday, April 6: SocialLab@LightCity

Gather with social entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers to explore, together, how to build a more equitable and responsible society. Discussion topics include: Business and its impact on communities, Perceptions of Blackness and the affect on student development and society as a whole, Young leaders disrupting the status quo, New Perspectives on Re-Entry and Recidivism. Read More →

Downtown, Featured, Food & Drink

Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Skybar Reopens on April 21

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 11:26am

Photo via Lord Baltimore Hotel

The one-of-a-kind 19th-story Skybar will open its doors once again in a little over two weeks.

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Jump into STEM Learning with “STEM in Spring” Activities at Port Discovery

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 11:00am

Children can learn about Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) through dozens of playful learning activities during spring break week at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!  Enjoy extended hours and special programming from Saturday, April 8th through Monday, April 17th. Read More →

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State Officials Commemorate Oriole Park’s 25th Anniversary with Party in Camden Station’s Lower Levels

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 10:06am

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at the podium at a party in Camden Station.

State officials marked Oriole Park’s 25th anniversary yesterday by reopening the lower levels of Camden Station to visitors for the first time in 18 months for a party.

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Public Safety Town Hall Planned with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 31, 2017 4:24pm

A Baltimore nonprofit has organized a community town hall for next Tuesday with two of the city’s top public safety officials to try to alleviate residents’ concerns about crime.

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Jump into STEM Learning with “STEM in Spring” Activities at Port Discovery

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 31, 2017 1:30pm

Children can learn about Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) through dozens of playful learning activities during spring break week at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!  Enjoy extended hours and special programming from Saturday, April 8th through Monday, April 17th.

Visitors can learn about light through Glow Day activities, take part in “E-lite-tricity” workshops, build and launch satellites, create a robot in the Sylvan Learning robotics lab, make stained glass art, learn about space with NASA, and take part in many more exciting STEM activities.

 

STEM in Spring program highlights are included below. Full schedules are available on www.PortDiscovery.org. All STEM in Spring activities are free with museum admission.

Saturday, April 8Glow Day celebrating Light City Baltimore! Join Eric Energy for an interactive science show where you can experiment with circuits, sounds waves, and learn about different kinds of light! Create bracelets that change color in UV light, make a holographic projector to see in 3D, craft glow-in-the dark art, and take part in many more fun activities experimenting with light!

 

Sunday, April 9: Super Sunday & Pop-Up Concert with Peabody Ensemble. Design your own structures in Studio Workshop, enjoy a performance from the Peabody Ensemble, take an Adventure to the Imagi Nation with magician David London, and enjoy many more hands-on, exciting programs that you won’t want to miss!

 

Monday, April 10: Wildlife, Energy, & Health – Oh My! Learn about wildlife and get up close with animals at the Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo, engineer structures using gumdrops, and enjoy the interactive Eric Energy science show. Plus spring into great health and learn about the body with University of Maryland: Nova!

Tuesday, April 11: Build & Launch a Satellite! Become electrified with Pop Up Science activities, build and launch your own satellite, explore mathematical concepts with Numbers Alive!, and learn about wildlife at the Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo! 

Wednesday, April 12: Nano Day! Learn about atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces! Explore the science of small with the NISE Network. Plus make stained glass art, create bracelets that change color in UV light, craft your own bookmark using nail polish, and discover your nano-detector!

Thursday, April 13:  Earth & Space Day, featuring STEM in Spring programs that are out of this world! Explore your home planet, solar system, and universe with NASA and the NISE Network.  Learn about space, find out the big impact of tiny molecules, and enjoy a puppet show with Port Discovery’s monster family, and take part in our signature story time.

Friday, April 14: Build a Robot!  Create your own robot  in the special robotics lab from Sylvan Learning! Then, program it to follow commands while developing critical thinking skills along the way. Engineer your own structure using gumdrops, get electrified with Pop Up Science activities, and enjoy more interactive programs!

Saturday, April 15: Thomas and Friends™ Day at Port Discovery! Take part in STEM in Spring activities featuring everyone’s favorite blue engine! Create abstract train artwork, make train totes, enjoy a train-themed Kindersigner performance, and become a star in our interactive Play within a Play: The Little Engine that Could! (Based on THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD by Watty Piper©™ Penguin Random House LLC. Used with permission.) Then stay late for the Hop into Spring Evening Adventure, featuring music, pizza, drinks, a mini egg hunt, face painting, prizes, and hours of family fun! Hop into Spring goes from 6:30 to 9:30 PM and advanced purchase tickets are required!

 Sunday, April 16:  Engineer Gumdrop Structures! Engineer your own structures using gumdrops, learn about different sound techniques at the Percussion Garden, enjoy our signature story time, and take part in many more activities dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

Monday, April 17: Build & Launch a Satellite! Celebrate the last day of STEM in Spring with Port Discovery’s extended hours, Build and launch your own satellite, get up close with animals and learn about wildlife at the Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo, enjoy an interactive science show from Eric Energy, and much more on the final day of STEM in Spring. 

About Port Discovery Children’s Museum 

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers 3 floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Fodor’s Travel, Forbes and Parents Magazine. To learn more, visit www.portdiscovery.org.

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The Women’s Exchange Seeks Partners to Help Repurpose its Building Downtown

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 12:59pm

Photo via Women’s Exchange

 

The Women’s Exchange on N. Charles Street, once the site of a lunchroom known for its tomato aspic and chicken salad, has launched a new effort to find partners and affiliates to help repurpose its commercial spaces so it can carry on its mission to help women gain economic independence.

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