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Friday, December 26, 2008

Sarah Gilbert Fox of Baltimore Style Magazine Helps Promote Port Discovery Childrens Museum Noontime at New Year Celebration of Everything Italian with Special Guest Maserati of Baltimore

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Town Talk by Sarah Gilbert Fox at Baltimore Style Magazine

Ciao New Year’s Eve in Baltimore

Celebrate the Italian in you—or your Italian spirit. Forget Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.  This year, Baltimore rings in the New Year with more important celebrities.

Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei and Enrico Fermi—The Fathers of Science—will be at Port Discovery all day [December 31, 2008 from 10 am to 5 pm] to discuss their areas of interest. You can ask Galileo how he came to figure out that the laws of nature were mathematical—and how far was the Leaning Tower of Pisa was leaning when he was born (seeing as Pisa was his birthplace).

Now’s your chance to ask Enrico Fermi, the father of nuclear physics, how he felt about the Manhattan project, and having Fermium (Fm) named after him.  And you can ask Divinci, the first to conceptualize solar power—what he thinks of solar energy today; if, between fusing art and natural philosophy together and painting the Sistine Chapel—he ever found time to sleep; and what the heck Mona Lisa was smiling about.

After a combined silence of over 1,000 years (Leo being 556 years old now, Galileo being 444 years old, and young Enrico a mere 107 years old)… these men have a lot to say.  Some come and ask them.


And if science isn’t your thing, Maserati of Baltimore will have a spiffy new car parked in front so you can have your picture made standing along side its mechanical gorgeousness.

Giuliano Cleneza, the Baltimore Blast soccer player, will be out in the field, ready to take on the kids or teach them some mean Banana Kicks; Christopher Columbus, at a mere 555 years of age, will be on hand for photos and to explain how his lack of experience in navigation at sea almost cost him (what we learned in school as) the discovery of the Americas.

Maestro Gianni Toso, will be creating incredible glass sculptures; Francesca Legaluppi will teach kids Italian songs, tra la la la!; and Bob the Vid Tech (from Maryland Public Television) will be bringing the Vid Kid Road Show to help with the Noontime New Year’s Countdown.

And if that’s still not enough to tempt you to come to Port Discovery for New Year’s Eve… consider this.  Parents and kids can do so much together: make pasta, create Venetian masks, put together Italian flags and paint countdown numbers, or watch a Romeo and Juliet puppet show, and eat milk and cookies.  Yep.  Which brings us around to our happy milk and cookies ending to a wonderful 2008!

Noontime New Year activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [on December 31, 2008] and are free with Museum admission. Museum admission is $11.75 for ages 2 and up. Children under 2 and members are free.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum 35 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202 Directions to Port Discovery Phone: 410.727.8120 Fax: 410.727.3042 Email:

Visitors to Port Discovery’s Noontime Count Down receive an excellent Discount Coupons for Mex in the Power Plant… 20% off the entire check.

Read this article and more from writer Sarah Gilbert Fox at

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