Classes


1st Friday Kids Art-In
Ages: 5 to 12-year-olds
Kids will get to do a fun STEM activity, play in the center, and have pizza while their parents enjoy the 1st Friday ArtWalk!!
1st Friday Kids Art-In is typically on the first Friday of every month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
For MEMBER's ONLY (You can purchase a membership at the door)!
Admission: $10 for first child & $5 for each additional child (all children have to be from the same family membership)

Upcoming Dates:

Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

Registration is highly suggested. Not a member!?! Try it out first, join later if you’d like!

Call 252-338-6117


Second Saturday Science

Local scientists from oceanographers and biologists to pharmacists and wild life officers present hands-on programs geared for kids. Second Saturday Science is typically on the second Saturday of every month and starts at 11:00 am. These programs are usually geared towards K-5th grade. Reservations are recommended. Space is limited! Call 252-338-6117 to reserve your child's spot.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am (New Date)

Back to School Rocks EC

Come out to Port Discover to paint, hide and search for rocks! Program and supplies are free and donated by Jasmine "Skie" Harris, Art teacher at Northside Elementary School, 
Owner of Skie's Art Lounge located on 504 east Elizabeth St suite 2, your one stop art shop! Soaring high to meet all your creative needs from paint parties, facepainting, screen-printing, custom props private sessions, home-school lessons, graphics needs (flyers, logos..etc.).


Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am

Fire Safety with the Elizabeth City Fire Station

October is Fire Safety Month! The Elizabeth City Fire Department presents Fire Safety at Port Discover. Learn what you can do to stay safe if there is a fire!


Saturday, November 11, 11:00 am

Robotics 101

Robotics for Grades K-5th! Learn how we use robots everyday with our hands-on robotics program! Robots are limited. For reservations, please call ahead with child's name and age.


Science Café
A science program just for the local adult community. Science Café is typically on the second Thursday of every month, starts at 7:00 pm, and is free. It is a chance for participants to learn about and discuss science topics presented by local experts. In an informal, casual restaurant setting, participants will be able to add to the conversation and ask questions.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, October 12, 7:00 pm

Using Game Apps for Good!

Learn how researchers design simple and fun games integrated within critical mundane tasks to improve job performance and turn it into engaging and high performance activities. Dr. Malcolm Dcosta, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at ECSU, will be leading this fascinating presentation. Come with ideas and leave with the knowledge and desire to design your own app!


Homeschool STEM Program

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.

Upcoming Dates:

Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11

Reservations are highly suggested!


Science with a Story
A science program just for preschoolers, ages 2 – 5. Science with a Story is typically on the third Thursday of every month and starts at 10:00 am. $5 per child, reservations are suggested and a parent or guardian must accompany the child. Supplies are limited! 

Call 252-338-6117


Upcoming Dates:

September 21, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Investigating Apples

"Ten Apples on Top" by Dr. Seuss. Explore apples inside and out with hands-on STEM activities and crafts while learning the 4 seasons of the apple tree.


October 19, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Pumpkin Science

"Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie" by Jill Esbaum. Dissect, measure and explore the inside of a pumpkin. Learn some ways seeds are dispersed and then cook them up for a yummy snack!


November 16, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Trottin' Turkey's

"'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving" by Dav Pilkey. Gobble, Gobble, Gobble... Trot on in to learn about turkeys and make your own turkey to take home.


Afterschool Science
Drop into Port Discover at 4pm for some afterschool science! Programs are free and made possible thanks to funding by the City of Elizabeth City. Please call to register.

Upcoming Dates:

September 28, 4:00 pm

Baking 101 with The Flour Girls

Flour Girls will be hosting a free workshop! Supplies are limited. Reservations are required. Please call Port Discover at 252-338-6117 to reserve your spot!


October 26, 4:00 pm

Cool as a Cucumber

"The Science of Pickling." Make and take home your own jar of pickled veggies! Reservations are required. Supplies are limited.


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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