NC Science Festival
 at Port Discover

Deaf Awareness Week at First Friday

Friday April 7 l 5:30-7:30 pm 

Guest educator, Stephanie Scott, a Deaf Services Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will teach the kids about American Sign Language hand shapes. The kids will also be able to take home their own unique sign language craft.

Ages: 5-12.

Cost: $10 for first child and $5 for each additional sibling. 

Extend your night out until 9:30 for an extra $5 per child ending the evening with a movie and popcorn.

Membership is not required for this event.

Deaf Awareness Week at Tech Cafe'

Friday April 7 l 7-10 pm

Guest educator, Stephanie Scott, a Deaf Services Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will be giving the kids a chance to learn about sign language while exploring the state-of-the-art technology.

Ages: 11 & up

Cost: $5.00 for members & 8.00 for potential members

Family STEM Day

Saturday, April 8 l 9am-4pm

Join the staff at Port Discover, Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for Family STEM Day. Parents and their children will explore hands-on activities together. The cost is $5 per person for each individual event, and $50 per family for an all day family pass. You can purchase tickets here from now until April 7th. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event. #portdiscoverSTEMday2017

Schedule of Events:

8:00am: Birding 101 at Waterfront Park

10:00am: 3D Printing

11:00am: Robotics

12:00 pm-4:00 pm: Open STEM Lab activities

6:00pm Live Music and Cornhole at Groupers on the deck (family friendly)

Toddler Tuesday

Tuesday, April 11 l 9:30-11:30am

We will experiment with Floating Eggs and a Disappearing Egg Shell. The toddlers will create a Crystal Egg to take home after exploratory play in the center.

Ages: 1+

Cost: $6 for ages 1+; Infants are FREE

Science Cafe'

Thursday, April 13 l 7-8pm

Join us in the STEM Lab above Port Discover to learn about the Science of Brewing & Beer. This is an adult interactive discussion led by Ghost Harbor Brewing Company. You also have the option to order in dinner.

Ages: 18+

Cost: This event is FREE. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated!

Tech Cafe'

Friday, April 14 l 7-10 pm

We will learn what water filtration is by creating water filters from items that can be easily found, how it works and what it can and cannot affectively remove.

Ages: 11 & up

Cost: $5.00 for members & 8.00 for potential members

Toddler Tuesday

Tuesday, April 18 l 9:30-11:30am

Children will learn the ins and outs of weather with some STEM activities and experiments. After exploratory play in the center, they will engineer their very own Weather Watching Binoculars.

Ages: 1+

Cost: $6 for ages 1+; Infants are FREE

Science with a Story

Thursday, April 20 l 10-11am

First, listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Then, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children will make a Butterfly Life Cycle and build their very own Caterpillar to take home. Explore our green rice sensory bin with pretend food to and use a balance scale to weigh the items. Practice number recognition with our Very Hungry Caterpillar Clip Cards.

Ages: 2-5

Cost: $5 per child

Tech CafĂ©’

Friday, April 21 l 7-10 pm

Explore kinetic energy by creating an experimental waterwheel from a two-liter plastic bottle.

Ages: 11 & up

Cost: $5.00 for members & 8.00 for potential members

Earth Day

Saturday, April 22 l 10am-5pm

Come on down to Port Discover for the Sixth Annual Port Discover Earth Day celebration. We will be hosting in-center environmentally themed activities at Port Discover from 10-12, highlighting our 3D printers and robotics. At noon, we will be participating in the National March for Science starting at Port Discover and ending at ECSU's Roebuck stadium where there will be vendors, activities and live music. Live music and activities will last until 5 pm. The event is family friendly and sure to have something for everyone.


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Port Discover:Northeastern North Carolina's Center for Hands-On Science


611 E. Main St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 338-6117

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