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:

Jan 5, Feb 2 & Mar 2

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:

“Rainforests of the Sea – Coral Reefs 101”  Saturday, January 13, 11:00 am

What is a coral reef? Where are coral reefs? Why are they important? Join Marine Biologist Morgan Hightshoe on a virtual adventure to discover this amazing ecosystem!


“Hear-Muffs”  Saturday, February 10, 11:00 am

Ears… how we use them and how they work! Each child will be constructing and taking home their very own Hear Muffs!


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:

Science Café : February 2, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

“The Seafood Lab: Ceviche and the Science of Marinades” 

at the Flour Girls Café and Bakery (102 N. Water St.).  

How do you like your seafood: grilled, broiled, fried or raw?  Looking to cook fish in a new way? Try ceviche. This event will put you to work preparing this simple dish while helping attendees understand the science principles involved. Join Abigail Villalba and Sara Mirabillo for hands-on science while learning new cooking techniques.


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. Typically scheduled for the second Monday of the month from 10am-12pm.

Upcoming Dates:

January 8 and February 12

from 10am - 12pm

Reservations are highly suggested!



Science with a Story
A science program just for preschoolers, ages 2 – 5. Science with a Story 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:


January 25, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Polar Animal Dig

Break the Ice! Learn about animals and how they live in polar areas. Choose an animal to take home but not before figuring out how to break it free from a glacier!


February 22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

My Heart Beats for You

Children learn about the heart and make their very own chest vests complete with heart, lungs and ribcage 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:


Community Pharmacy – Why It’s Important. 

Thursday, January 25, 4:00 pm

Why is the relationship between community and pharmacy so important?  Dana Rabon-Smith (RPh) will discuss the role of community pharmacy and how your pharmacist encourages a healthy lifestyle through diet, education, and medical management.


Eye Care Center - Thursday, February 22, 4:00 pm

“A Different Point of View for a Healthy Heart” – Looking through your eyes into the well-being of your heart.  Through careful examination of the retina, your eye doctor can view small changes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye, for a pre-diagnosis of an underlying health condition.  The Eye Care Center helps to provide thorough care.



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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