NC Science Festival Events at Port Discover


In celebration of the NC Science Festival, from April 1 - April 30, Everybody is A Member of Port Discover! Click here to register for your temporary membership card so you can enjoy all the wonderful benefits of being at member of Port Discover.


Port Discover Membership Benefits

-1st Friday Art-in – drop off kids for small fee on 1st Friday every month.

-Birthday parties at Port Discover

-10% off Science Shop

-Early registration for special events and camps

-Discounts to Camps, Tech Cafe, and Port Discover Grown-Up Events.

-Free admission to Port Discover members party

-Free use of our four passenger bike


Below are the events during the month of April where you will be able to use your temporary membership:


From Seeds to Plants at First Friday Kids Art-In

April 6, 2018

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

They will be able to identify the process of growth and development from a seed to a plant. Each explorer will take home a newspaper seed starter.

RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED - Space is Limited! 

Ages: 5-12. 

Admission: $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional sibling. 
Pizza and activity for every child are included. 

Port Discover Membership is required. Don't have a membership... In celebration of the NC Science Festival, Everybody is A Member of Port Discover!

 Visit https://goo.gl/forms/FTCWEtRQZw21pVeD3 to register for your temporary membership card so you can enjoy the members-only program like this.



All About Allergens at Tech Cafe'

April 6, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our bodies defend themselves in many different ways to prevent us from getting sick. One way our noses keep allergens like pollen, spores, and dust out of our lungs is with a sticky, slimy substance called mucus. When you breathe air in through your nose, allergens like pollen and dust get stuck. 

In celebration of the NC Science Festival, Everybody is A Member of Port Discover! Visit https://goo.gl/forms/FTCWEtRQZw21pVeD3 to register for your temporary membership card so you can enjoy discounted fees.

Weekly themes to spark the imagination of tweens and teenagers (11+) while providing a safe and relaxed social environment. 

$5 for members, $8 non-members.

Snacks and refreshments are also available for purchase.

First 5 get free pizza!



Home School STEM: Amazing Metamorphosis

April 9, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program is geared towards children ages 5-12. Younger and older children may participate as well! 

The morning will be split up between an educator led program and center time. The cost is $5 per child for the 2 hours. A payment is required for reservations; come in or call 252-338-6117. 

This program fills up fast! Children under 1 are free. A guardian must remain with the children in the center at all times. This is not a drop-off program.



Survival Skills at Tech Cafe'

April 13, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By building their own water filters, students will learn what water filtration is, how it works and what it can and cannot effectively remove. 

In celebration of the NC Science Festival, Everybody is A Member of Port Discover! Visit   https://goo.gl/forms/FTCWEtRQZw21pVeD3  to register for your temporary membership card so you can enjoy discounted fees.

Weekly themes to spark the imagination of tweens and teenagers (11+) while providing a safe and relaxed social environment. 

$5 for members, $8 non-members.

Snacks and refreshments are also available for purchase.

First 5 get free pizza!



Newspaper Tower Challenge at Tech Cafe'

April 20, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Student groups are challenged to design and construct model towers out of newspaper. Students aim to build their towers for height and stability, as well as the strength to withstand a simulated lateral "wind" load.

In celebration of the NC Science Festival, Everybody is A Member of Port Discover! Visit   https://goo.gl/forms/FTCWEtRQZw21pVeD3  to register for your temporary membership card so you can enjoy discounted fees.

Weekly themes to spark the imagination of tweens and teenagers (11+) while providing a safe and relaxed social environment. 

$5 for members, $8 non-members.

Snacks and refreshments are also available for purchase.

First 5 get free pizza!



Mobile STEM Lab for After School Science

April 26, 2018

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Celebrate the NC Science Festival in an exciting way at Port Discover! The ECSU-NASA STEM Lab will travel to Port Discover to bring S.T.E.M. activities using a traveling demonstration. 

This unique event is designed to teach youth about the world of science. The “roadshow in a box” theme brings a NASA curriculum and hands-on learning modules to youth grades K-12. 

Satellite academics in conjunction with Port Discover’s Hands-on Science Center provides an engaging opportunity for the youth of all ages.



Coding Course Challenge at Tech Cafe'

April 27, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Learn & Test your coding skills using meeperBOTS. Use drag & drop coding to navigate your meeperBOT through various courses. 

In celebration of the NC Science Festival, Everybody is A Member of Port Discover! Visit https://goo.gl/forms/FTCWEtRQZw21pVeD3 to register for your temporary membership card so you can enjoy discounted fees.

Weekly themes to spark the imagination of tweens and teenagers (11+) while providing a safe and relaxed social environment. 

$5 for members, $8 non-members.

Snacks and refreshments are also available for purchase.

First 5 get free pizza!




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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