- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 13, 2004

When you go:

What: “Making America’s Music: Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme”

Where: Port Discovery, the Children’s Museum in Baltimore, 35 Market Place, Baltimore

Directions: Take Interstate 95 to Interstate 395 toward Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Make a right on Pratt Street. Pass the National Aquarium. Make a left onto Market Street. Cross Lombard Street. Port Discovery is on the right.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays (except on Monday holidays), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission: Adults, $11; seniors, $10; children ages 3-12, $8.50; children younger than 3, free. Memberships available.

Parking: Metered street parking and pay garage parking nearby.

Miscellaneous:

• “Making America’s Music: Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme” is a traveling exhibition that will be in Baltimore through Jan. 9. There are plenty of hands-on activities about making music and different genres of American music.

The museum is hosting a series of concerts in conjunction with the exhibition. Upcoming acts include: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Brass ensemble, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.; Morgan State Dance Center, Nov. 21, 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m.; performer Maria Broom, Nov. 26, 1 and 2 p.m.

• The museum has a gift shop and a McDonald’s.

• The HiFlyer, the tethered balloon ride located next to the museum, is closed until further notice.

Information: 410/864-2660 or www.portdiscovery.org.

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