Port Discovery Children's Museum

Port Discovery Children's Museum Port Discovery Children's Museum connects purposeful play and learning for children ages birth through 10 years. Programs and exhibits at Port Discovery are made possible in part by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council.
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Welcome to Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked among the top 12 children’s museums in the United States! (Forbes)

Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Experience moments of wonder at one of the nation's top Children's Museums. Make it a day to remember as you climb together and reach for the clo

Welcome to Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked among the top 12 children’s museums in the United States! (Forbes)

Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Experience moments of wonder at one of the nation's top Children's Museums. Make it a day to remember as you climb together and reach for the clo

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🧠 One of the best ways to support your little one's mental health? PLAY! 🎉 Check out our blog for a full list of ideas a...
06/23/2021

🧠 One of the best ways to support your little one's mental health? PLAY!
🎉 Check out our blog for a full list of ideas and learn how play impacts your little one's positive mental well-being: https://bit.ly/3x3kJa2

🧠 One of the best ways to support your little one's mental health? PLAY!
🎉 Check out our blog for a full list of ideas and learn how play impacts your little one's positive mental well-being: https://bit.ly/3x3kJa2

06/22/2021

Pop Up Play Time! 🎉 Today we’re having fun with family! 🌳❤️

🎉 Baltimore County – It's time to play! Thanks to support from the Citizens of Baltimore County, we’re offering Baltimor...
06/22/2021

🎉 Baltimore County – It's time to play! Thanks to support from the Citizens of Baltimore County, we’re offering Baltimore County residents a special discount on tickets to Port Discovery for the month of June 2021! Learn more. https://bit.ly/34gZ6Ha

🎉 Baltimore County – It's time to play! Thanks to support from the Citizens of Baltimore County, we’re offering Baltimore County residents a special discount on tickets to Port Discovery for the month of June 2021! Learn more. https://bit.ly/34gZ6Ha

🇺🇸 We are so excited to Salute the Troops at Port Discovery and offer free entry for active duty, veterans & retired mil...
06/22/2021

🇺🇸 We are so excited to Salute the Troops at Port Discovery and offer free entry for active duty, veterans & retired military today through July 4th, 2021! Guests of service members receive $2 off! Details: https://bit.ly/3u622Az

🇺🇸 We are so excited to Salute the Troops at Port Discovery and offer free entry for active duty, veterans & retired military today through July 4th, 2021! Guests of service members receive $2 off! Details: https://bit.ly/3u622Az

🌞 Summer has officially started! Check out our blog for some easy and family-friendly ideas on how you and your family c...
06/22/2021

🌞 Summer has officially started! Check out our blog for some easy and family-friendly ideas on how you and your family can celebrate the summer solstice together: https://bit.ly/3cZNeOa

🌞 Summer has officially started! Check out our blog for some easy and family-friendly ideas on how you and your family can celebrate the summer solstice together: https://bit.ly/3cZNeOa

🔉 Foley artists record sounds from a wide variety of sources to add to animations. In the Foley Studio inside Animationl...
06/21/2021

🔉 Foley artists record sounds from a wide variety of sources to add to animations. In the Foley Studio inside Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank, you can use a variety of noise-making tools to add sound effects to an original animation!
🎥 Learn more about the exhibit: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

🔉 Foley artists record sounds from a wide variety of sources to add to animations. In the Foley Studio inside Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank, you can use a variety of noise-making tools to add sound effects to an original animation!
🎥 Learn more about the exhibit: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

06/21/2021
Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank

Does your kiddo love cartoons and animation? Come explore the immersive, whimsical world of Animationland, locally sponsored by M&T Bank & in collaboration with OMSI, now open at Port Discovery! They’ll learn about the animation creation process through interactive areas, including making their own stop-motion movie! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

06/20/2021
Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank

📺 Get ready to explore a world like never before in Animationland, locally sponsored by M&T Bank & in collaboration with OMSI! Channel your creativity and develop your own animated masterpiece using animation basics like storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion movie making, and more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

💛 Wishing all of our Fans of Plag a very happy Father’s Day!
06/20/2021

💛 Wishing all of our Fans of Plag a very happy Father’s Day!

💛 Wishing all of our Fans of Plag a very happy Father’s Day!

Great news for kids and families! Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a new program to provide low-cost access...
06/19/2021

Great news for kids and families! Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a new program to provide low-cost access to play and learning at one of the top children’s museum in the country! Now, any Maryland family with a valid EBT Card or WIC ID can visit the Museum for $3 per person valid for up to 5 people per EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID on any day the Museum is open to the general public. Learn more about the PlayMakers program and reserve your tickets at https://bit.ly/2SU83DC.

Great news for kids and families! Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a new program to provide low-cost access to play and learning at one of the top children’s museum in the country! Now, any Maryland family with a valid EBT Card or WIC ID can visit the Museum for $3 per person valid for up to 5 people per EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID on any day the Museum is open to the general public. Learn more about the PlayMakers program and reserve your tickets at https://bit.ly/2SU83DC.

Recently, we teamed up with Maryland 529 and asked children to show us their dreams for where their journey will take th...
06/18/2021

Recently, we teamed up with Maryland 529 and asked children to show us their dreams for where their journey will take them.

More than 200 entrants told us about their dreams for the future while also entering for a chance to win $529 towards a new or existing Maryland College Investment Plan Account from Maryland 529 plus a Family Membership to Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

Congratulations to our winner, Percy, age 0, who will receive $529 towards a new or existing MCIP Account from Maryland 529 plus a Family Membership to Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Percy’s mom Paulina entered him into the sweepstakes and said that Percy's dreams include being like their family's hero, Albert Einstein!

Recently, we teamed up with Maryland 529 and asked children to show us their dreams for where their journey will take them.

More than 200 entrants told us about their dreams for the future while also entering for a chance to win $529 towards a new or existing Maryland College Investment Plan Account from Maryland 529 plus a Family Membership to Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

Congratulations to our winner, Percy, age 0, who will receive $529 towards a new or existing MCIP Account from Maryland 529 plus a Family Membership to Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Percy’s mom Paulina entered him into the sweepstakes and said that Percy's dreams include being like their family's hero, Albert Einstein!

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and s...
06/18/2021

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and small will enjoy these creative projects. Creative Moving Sculptures, Twirling Flowers & Mobiles & more all summer long! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hQR67o

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and small will enjoy these creative projects. Creative Moving Sculptures, Twirling Flowers & Mobiles & more all summer long! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hQR67o

🍎 🎉 While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the mor...
06/18/2021

🍎 🎉 While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the more reason to celebrate a break much needed by all.

🤔 Not sure how to celebrate the end of the school year with your kiddo? Looking for something new to add into the celebration mix? Check out our blog for some fun & new ideas: https://bit.ly/3fpzsVG

🍎 🎉 While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the more reason to celebrate a break much needed by all.

🤔 Not sure how to celebrate the end of the school year with your kiddo? Looking for something new to add into the celebration mix? Check out our blog for some fun & new ideas: https://bit.ly/3fpzsVG

Have you seen our colorful cicadas inside the Museum that little learners helped decorate? They're part of the Cicada Pa...
06/18/2021
Cicada Parade-a’s Decorated Bug Sculptures Celebrate the Spirit of Reemergence

Have you seen our colorful cicadas inside the Museum that little learners helped decorate? They're part of the Cicada Parade-a! Learn more about this whimsical way Baltimore is welcoming back the cicadas via Baltimore magazine's article below!

The colorful cicadas you’ve likely seen around town are part of a collaborative community art project.

🎉 Baltimore County – It's time to play! Thanks to support from the Citizens of Baltimore County, we’re offering Baltimor...
06/17/2021

🎉 Baltimore County – It's time to play! Thanks to support from the Citizens of Baltimore County, we’re offering Baltimore County residents a special discount on tickets to Port Discovery for the month of June 2021! Learn more. https://bit.ly/34gZ6Ha

🎉 Baltimore County – It's time to play! Thanks to support from the Citizens of Baltimore County, we’re offering Baltimore County residents a special discount on tickets to Port Discovery for the month of June 2021! Learn more. https://bit.ly/34gZ6Ha

🧠 Good news! There are so many ways to support your kiddo's mental well-being.  👍 Check out our blog to learn more about...
06/17/2021

🧠 Good news! There are so many ways to support your kiddo's mental well-being.
👍 Check out our blog to learn more about How Play Supports Kids’ Mental Health & Emotional Development: https://bit.ly/3x3kJa2

🧠 Good news! There are so many ways to support your kiddo's mental well-being.
👍 Check out our blog to learn more about How Play Supports Kids’ Mental Health & Emotional Development: https://bit.ly/3x3kJa2

🚌Some of our staff out and about in Harford County today finishing up our FREE Port Discovery & T-Mobile PlayPack delive...
06/16/2021

🚌Some of our staff out and about in Harford County today finishing up our FREE Port Discovery & T-Mobile PlayPack deliveries!

🧳Each PlayPack will contain four educational toys, a tip sheet with ideas for playful activities and learning, and materials - plus an exclusive promo code for FREE tickets to Port Discovery! 🥳

👍 Bags are in limited supply at each branch and have been delivered to the following HCPL Branches:

📖Aberdeen Branch located at 21 Franklin Street Aberdeen, MD 21001

📖Edgewood Branch located at 629 Edgewood Road Edgewood, MD 21040

📖Havre de Grace Branch located at 120 N. Union Ave, Havre de Grace 21078

📖Joppa Branch located at 655 Towne Center Drive Joppatowne, MD 21085

👍 The PlayPacks are first-come, first-serve so we encourage you to call your local branch to ensure they’re available before making the trip out!

🧡 Thank you to T-Mobile for making this partnership and PlayPack delivery possible!

🔴 🔷 ⬜ Basic geometric shapes form the foundation of many animated characters, and learning to combine these shapes is a ...
06/16/2021

🔴 🔷 ⬜ Basic geometric shapes form the foundation of many animated characters, and learning to combine these shapes is a powerful creative tool! When you explore Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank, sketch the lovable characters that live inside the exhibit or create original characters of your own! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

🔴 🔷 ⬜ Basic geometric shapes form the foundation of many animated characters, and learning to combine these shapes is a powerful creative tool! When you explore Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank, sketch the lovable characters that live inside the exhibit or create original characters of your own! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

06/15/2021
Pop Up Play Time!

🎉 It’s summertime, and we are so excited! ☀️🌈🌺🍦

Great news for kids and families! Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a new program to provide low-cost access...
06/15/2021

Great news for kids and families! Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a new program to provide low-cost access to play and learning at one of the top children’s museum in the country! Now, any Maryland family with a valid EBT Card or WIC ID can visit the Museum for $3 per person valid for up to 5 people per EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID on any day the Museum is open to the general public. Learn more about the PlayMakers program and reserve your tickets at https://bit.ly/2SU83DC.

Great news for kids and families! Port Discovery Children’s Museum has launched a new program to provide low-cost access to play and learning at one of the top children’s museum in the country! Now, any Maryland family with a valid EBT Card or WIC ID can visit the Museum for $3 per person valid for up to 5 people per EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID on any day the Museum is open to the general public. Learn more about the PlayMakers program and reserve your tickets at https://bit.ly/2SU83DC.

Thank you, Resolute Technologies, for your ongoing support of our STEM coding initiatives here at Port Discovery Childre...
06/14/2021

Thank you, Resolute Technologies, for your ongoing support of our STEM coding initiatives here at Port Discovery Children's Museum! A few days ago, we taught KIBO, our robot, how to do the Hokey Pokey Dance! We could not have done it without you!

🇺🇸 Thank you for your service - we support and salute you! As part of our Salute the Troops program, from now through Ju...
06/14/2021

🇺🇸 Thank you for your service - we support and salute you! As part of our Salute the Troops program, from now through July 4, 2021, service members receive free admission to Port Discovery and their guests receive $2 off! See details: https://www.portdiscovery.org/troops

🇺🇸 Thank you for your service - we support and salute you! As part of our Salute the Troops program, from now through July 4, 2021, service members receive free admission to Port Discovery and their guests receive $2 off! See details: https://www.portdiscovery.org/troops

😯 Did you know play was this powerful? Ensuring your kiddo has time to play will help them learn, grow and enhance socia...
06/14/2021

😯 Did you know play was this powerful? Ensuring your kiddo has time to play will help them learn, grow and enhance social-emotional skills - all while helping them manage their own stress!
🧠 Learn more about the impact play can have on emotional wellness in little ones via our blog: https://www.portdiscovery.org/news-room/how-play-helps-how-play-supports-kids%E2%80%99-mental-health-emotional-development

😯 Did you know play was this powerful? Ensuring your kiddo has time to play will help them learn, grow and enhance social-emotional skills - all while helping them manage their own stress!
🧠 Learn more about the impact play can have on emotional wellness in little ones via our blog: https://www.portdiscovery.org/news-room/how-play-helps-how-play-supports-kids%E2%80%99-mental-health-emotional-development

☺️ Attention Baltimore County Residents! Save on visits to Port Discovery during the month of June 2021! Learn more: htt...
06/13/2021

☺️ Attention Baltimore County Residents! Save on visits to Port Discovery during the month of June 2021! Learn more: https://bit.ly/34gZ6Ha

☺️ Attention Baltimore County Residents! Save on visits to Port Discovery during the month of June 2021! Learn more: https://bit.ly/34gZ6Ha

Thank you, Veterans! Free entry for active duty, veterans & retired military today through July 4th, 2021! Guests of ser...
06/12/2021

Thank you, Veterans! Free entry for active duty, veterans & retired military today through July 4th, 2021! Guests of service members receive $2 off! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3u622Az

Thank you, Veterans! Free entry for active duty, veterans & retired military today through July 4th, 2021! Guests of service members receive $2 off! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3u622Az

💕 Did you know that play helps children learn, connect with others, and succeed in school? Play is incredibly powerful –...
06/11/2021

💕 Did you know that play helps children learn, connect with others, and succeed in school? Play is incredibly powerful – and that’s why we’re proud to make play more accessible to every child and family through the Museum’s new PlayMakers program! Learn more about this program and the power and importance of play for all children at https://bit.ly/2SU83DC.

💕 Did you know that play helps children learn, connect with others, and succeed in school? Play is incredibly powerful – and that’s why we’re proud to make play more accessible to every child and family through the Museum’s new PlayMakers program! Learn more about this program and the power and importance of play for all children at https://bit.ly/2SU83DC.

🍎 🎉 While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the mor...
06/10/2021

🍎 🎉 While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the more reason to celebrate a break much needed by all.

🤔 Not sure how to celebrate the end of the school year with your kiddo? Looking for something new to add into the celebration mix? Check out our blog for some fun & new ideas: https://bit.ly/3fpzsVG

🍎 🎉 While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the more reason to celebrate a break much needed by all.

🤔 Not sure how to celebrate the end of the school year with your kiddo? Looking for something new to add into the celebration mix? Check out our blog for some fun & new ideas: https://bit.ly/3fpzsVG

🧠 As children develop and grow up, it can be tough to know what signs to look out for and what to do if you have concern...
06/10/2021

🧠 As children develop and grow up, it can be tough to know what signs to look out for and what to do if you have concerns about your child’s mental health.
✔️ Check out our blog for more information on how to spot changes in your kiddo's mental health, how play can impact their mental health, activity ideas, and more: https://bit.ly/3x3kJa2

🧠 As children develop and grow up, it can be tough to know what signs to look out for and what to do if you have concerns about your child’s mental health.
✔️ Check out our blog for more information on how to spot changes in your kiddo's mental health, how play can impact their mental health, activity ideas, and more: https://bit.ly/3x3kJa2

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and s...
06/09/2021

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and small will enjoy these creative projects. Creative Moving Sculptures, Twirling Flowers & Mobiles & more all summer long! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hQR67o

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and small will enjoy these creative projects. Creative Moving Sculptures, Twirling Flowers & Mobiles & more all summer long! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hQR67o

🎞️ Explore the fantastical world of Animationland, locally sponsored by M&T Bank & in collaboration with OMSI, now open ...
06/09/2021

🎞️ Explore the fantastical world of Animationland, locally sponsored by M&T Bank & in collaboration with OMSI, now open at Port Discovery! Using STEM to learn about the art and science of animation, kiddos will explore a sketching studio, sound effects booth, and more! Learn more about the exhibit: https://bit.ly/3fTtFJZ

Address

35 Market Pl
Baltimore, MD
21202

Locations for bus and van parking near our facility include: Edison Parkfast 215 East Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410-244-0606 LAZ Parking 300 East Pratt Street Lot 144 Commerce Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410-659-4079 Pier V Surface Lot 721 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202 443-909-7590 (Cannot accommodate school bus size vehicles) Central Parking Systems –Camden Yards Lot C 351 West Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410-347-9330

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm

Telephone

(410) 727-8120

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Inspiring Life-Long Curiosity

Welcome to Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked among the children’s museums in the United States!

Looking for fun things to do with kids that the whole family will enjoy? Port Discovery features three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that encourage children to use their imaginations, ask questions, and explore how things work as they learn through play. Children of all ages learn to play together, experience real-world exhibits and situations, and learn skills that help them in school and life. As you explore together, you'll be amazed by your child's imagination and curiosity - and how quickly they learn through play!

Reach for the sky in a four-story SkyClimber. Become the captain of a giant cargo ship in The Port. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Cook and serve food in Tiny’s Diner. Decipher hieroglyphics and find clues that will lead you to a pharaoh's lost tomb in Adventure Expeditions. We feature areas for our youngest visitors, too - Toddlers can walk and crawl through Tot Trails, and little ones can go on an imaginative journey in our magical Oasis.

Port Discovery's exhibits and experiences are designed to encourage kids to ask questions, figure things out, and have fun - all while learning about themselves, building connections, and learning about the world around them. Kids are the experts here – and what they’ll accomplish will fill them – and you – with wonder. As you watch with awe, be sure to get in on the fun and learning, too. Before you know it, you’ll all be making magical memories together and experiencing a day full of child and parenting wins!


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Hope you extend memberships to accommodate the shut down. Been 6 weeks
If we have a membership do we still need to purchase noon time new year tickets?
Parking rates are a bit ridiculous for the garage even with the $5 off you would think better parking rates would be a part of our membership plan.
Will you be open on Thanksgiving? If so whats the hours? On your website under the calendar it says yes but on the "planned visit current hours" it says closed.
This day last year.... we love the staff at Port Discovery Children's Museum
Are you allowed to use a stroller inside?
Can’t wait to visit throughout the winter: https://www.facebook.com/1738411083067744/posts/2220543261521188/
Hello from Au Pair Care, If you're interested now is a very exciting time to be applying for the program as we just launched a great promotion! Promotion Details: Dates: Wednesday, October 3 – Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 Promotion: $25 Application Fee and $325 off Program Fees Promo Code: AUTUMN$325 Please take advantage of this great offer! I will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Hi! Do you still offer free entry for teachers?
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