Friday, October 21, 2011

October 2011: The Science Shop at Port Discover Opens!!

The Science Shop at Port Discover Opens Saturday, October 29

Elizabeth City, NC — Kids can take a bit of Port Discover home with them beginning on Saturday, October 29, when The Science Shop at Port Discover opens. The Science Shop will featured science-based toys that reflect some of Port Discover’s most popular programs, including balsa planes, butterfly-themed items, magnifying glasses, geodes and much more. Books, science kits and Port Discover tote bags are also featured.

The Science Shop is open during Port Discover’s operating hours. Port Discover members received a 10% discount on purchases. Credit cards are accepted.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The science center’s hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information, call 252-338-6117 or

Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of The Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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