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 clouds on a new four-story SkyClimber. Set sail together on a life-sized cargo ship and try your hand at jobs like captain, engineer, and more. Play chef, become an artist, put on a play in our theater, and explore three floors of fun, interactive exhibits and activities. Make magical memories that will last a lifetime. Visit today! With so many areas to climb and explore, be sure to wear closed toe, flat soled shoes and comfortable clothes so you can enjoy a fun and safe learning experience through the adventure of play!

Explore a new culture together during American Indian Heritage Weekend at Port Discovery! Take part in hands-on activiti...
11/10/2019

Explore a new culture together during American Indian Heritage Weekend at Port Discovery! Take part in hands-on activities and performances that connect your little learner to the American Indian culture like never before! This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (https://bit.ly/35GHeEM). Learn more: https://bit.ly/33D1IN3

Helping your child build and practice social and emotional skills is important in preparing them for school and life. Ex...
11/09/2019
Helping Preschoolers Build Self-Regulation Skills That Are The Foundation Of Success

Helping your child build and practice social and emotional skills is important in preparing them for school and life. Experiences at Port Discovery are designed to help children learn about themselves and the world around them - and build skills like self-regulation. Looking for ways to help children build social and emotional skills at home? Check out this article about strategies some preschools are using.
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Preschool is a crucial time to build young children's prosocial and self-regulation skills, in addition to academic preparedness.

11/09/2019

🔬 Exploring Light & Science fun continues today and Sunday! Join Port Discovery this weekend as we celebrate all things light and science through awesome @ericenergy performances and hands-on drop-in programs like this one! 👨‍🔬👩‍🔬 #parentingwin #mybmore

Fizztacular Fun, Mission:Birthday, Pirates & Mermaids….check out our fun and unique party themes featuring hands-on acti...
11/09/2019

Fizztacular Fun, Mission:Birthday, Pirates & Mermaids….check out our fun and unique party themes featuring hands-on activities for your birthday boy or girl and their friends!🎈 🎉 Learn more: https://bit.ly/2YV9PSw

Explore Port Discovery’s BIG new exhibits for just $2 per person! 😃 Visit Port Discovery on Friday, November 15th from 4...
11/08/2019

Explore Port Discovery’s BIG new exhibits for just $2 per person! 😃 Visit Port Discovery on Friday, November 15th from 4-8PM and
Explore our three floors of exhibits, plus fun and educational drop-in programs for just $2 per person as part of $2 Family Fun Night! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2pax1QU

Get a gift when you give!❤️  From now until December 31st, if you make a gift of $100 or more to Port Discovery, you’ll ...
11/08/2019

Get a gift when you give!❤️ From now until December 31st, if you make a gift of $100 or more to Port Discovery, you’ll receive a 12-month subscription (valued at $19.97) to Baltimore magazine free of charge. Donate & learn more: https://bit.ly/2HokMGj

Enjoy Port Discovery programs at Robinson nature Center in Columbia this weekend! Join Beth Yashnyk, Port Discovery’s Vi...
11/07/2019

Enjoy Port Discovery programs at Robinson nature Center in Columbia this weekend! Join Beth Yashnyk, Port Discovery’s Visual Arts Specialist, on Sattruday, November 9th at 2:30PM for an exciting examination of nature and art through the interactive program, Nature: Prints, Paintings and Processes! Learn more: https://bit.ly/32kYopB Programming made possible thanks to funding from the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

Get those thinking caps on - tomorrow, November 8th, is National STEAM Day! 👩‍🔬👩‍🔧👷‍♀️👩‍🎨👨‍💼 Check out this great articl...
11/07/2019
5 Ways to Celebrate National STEAM Day with Kids

Get those thinking caps on - tomorrow, November 8th, is National STEAM Day! 👩‍🔬👩‍🔧👷‍♀️👩‍🎨👨‍💼 Check out this great article from Mommy Nearest for great tips on ways to celebrate with your kiddos! https://bit.ly/36K3NZJ

Mark your calendar for November 8!

Enjoy fun, NEW birthday party themes available now at Port Discovery, like Mission: Birthday!🎂  Birthday Party Guests wi...
11/07/2019

Enjoy fun, NEW birthday party themes available now at Port Discovery, like Mission: Birthday!🎂 Birthday Party Guests will role-play as spies, encouraging imaginative thinking and assuming a new identity, while exploring the impact of decision-making as they adventure through the Laser Maze Obstacle Course, Coding Mission and more! Learn more & Book Today: https://bit.ly/2YV9PSw

Happy Hump Day, Fans of Play! Who knows this feeling all too well? 😅 Wishing everyone a thrilling rest of the week!
11/06/2019

Happy Hump Day, Fans of Play! Who knows this feeling all too well? 😅 Wishing everyone a thrilling rest of the week!

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From exhibits like Chessie’s Grotto and Tot Trails that are designed just for younger ages to drop-in programs that enha...
11/06/2019

From exhibits like Chessie’s Grotto and Tot Trails that are designed just for younger ages to drop-in programs that enhance essential early childhood developmental skills, take a peek at all there is to see and do at Port Discovery for your little ones: https://bit.ly/2L9lKXG #parentingwin

Plan an Overnight Adventure at Port Discovery – and enjoy a fun-filled evening full of exploration, learning, adventure ...
11/06/2019

Plan an Overnight Adventure at Port Discovery – and enjoy a fun-filled evening full of exploration, learning, adventure at the best place for kids (and kids at heart) in Baltimore.🌛 😴 Check out interactive Overnight Adventure activities available, details and more: https://bit.ly/2LY7u63

Yippie! Thanks so much Baltimore Post-Examiner for including Port Discovery in this great round-up of kid-friendly fun f...
11/05/2019
Fun Activities to Do With Your Kids in Baltimore

Yippie! Thanks so much Baltimore Post-Examiner for including Port Discovery in this great round-up of kid-friendly fun found in Baltimore! Take a peek at the full article below for all the inside info!

Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time or are going to live in it for a while, Baltimore is a great place for children. The most important city in Maryland offers a wide array of fun activities to engage in with your children, so there is never a dull moment. If you’re looking for b...

Enjoy an interactive and immersive cultural experience at Port Discovery as we celebrate American Indian Heritage Weeken...
11/05/2019

Enjoy an interactive and immersive cultural experience at Port Discovery as we celebrate American Indian Heritage Weekend November 29th - December 1st! ❤️ Create new memories with your little learner as you enjoy educational activities designed to inspire curiosity of new cultures, places and people! This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (https://bit.ly/35GHeEM). Learn more: https://bit.ly/33D1IN3

Getting to Port Discovery Children’s Museum is easy-peasy! 😁 Don’t believe us? Check out our blog for 3 Reasons Why Gett...
11/05/2019

Getting to Port Discovery Children’s Museum is easy-peasy! 😁 Don’t believe us? Check out our blog for 3 Reasons Why Getting to Port Discovery is easy-peasy: https://bit.ly/32Q1YI0 Hint: lots, and lots of parking - and discounts! #parentingwin

Join Port Discovery as we celebrate American Indian Heritage Weekend November 29th - December 1st! Explore the American ...
11/05/2019

Join Port Discovery as we celebrate American Indian Heritage Weekend November 29th - December 1st! Explore the American Indian Culture through interactive and educational performances, activities and more! This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (https://bit.ly/35GHeEM). Learn more: https://bit.ly/33D1IN3

Thanks to our friends at The Baltimore Sun for including Port Discovery's American Indian Heritage Weekend celebrations ...
11/04/2019
November is American Indian Heritage month. Here are 6 pow-wows and performances in Maryland worth seeing.

Thanks to our friends at The Baltimore Sun for including Port Discovery's American Indian Heritage Weekend celebrations in this great event round-up! Take a look at the article below for even more opportunities to celebrate the American Indian culture and heritage throughout November:

From Fells Point and the Inner Harbor to Rockville and Timonium, here are just a few of the events celebrating the Lumbee, Piscataway and other Indigenous peoples in Maryland during American Indian Heritage Month.

Join Port Discovery on Saturday, November 9th at 2:30PM for Nature: Prints, Paintings and Processes! Join Beth Yashnyk, ...
11/04/2019

Join Port Discovery on Saturday, November 9th at 2:30PM for Nature: Prints, Paintings and Processes! Join Beth Yashnyk, Port Discovery’s Visual Arts Specialist, on an exciting examination of nature and art! Program included with admission to Robinson Nature Center See program details: https://bit.ly/32kYopB Programming made possible thanks to funding from the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 11 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Exploring Light...
11/03/2019

Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 11 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Exploring Light & Science! ⚡ 🔆Enjoy science-themed drop-in programs, hands-on science fun, interactive science shows and more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Vp5hDv #parentingwin

Calling all adults! It’s your chance to takeover Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Join us for our Hops and Vines Fundra...
11/03/2019

Calling all adults! It’s your chance to takeover Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Join us for our Hops and Vines Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd to enjoy fun, great brews and food from some of Baltimore’s best breweries and wineries – all while supporting a great cause! Proceeds help provide free or reduced admission for families and schools in economically challenged communities, children with special needs and military families. Learn more: https://bit.ly/34zNFcv Hosted by Port Discovery Children's Museum Explorers Council

Join Port Discovery at Robinson Nature Center on Saturday, November 9th from 2:30 - 3:30PM for Nature: Prints, Paintings...
11/03/2019

Join Port Discovery at Robinson Nature Center on Saturday, November 9th from 2:30 - 3:30PM for Nature: Prints, Paintings, and Processes! Join Beth Yashnyk, Port Discovery’s Visual Arts Specialist, on an exciting examination of nature and art! From fun scavenger hunts around the Nature Center’s grounds to experimental printmaking and painting projects, explore the many qualities that make natural elements the perfect tools for creating works of art. See details: https://bit.ly/32kYopB Programming made possible thanks to funding from the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

Save BIG on admission to Port Discovery by becoming a member! Plus, new and renewing members will automatically receive ...
11/02/2019

Save BIG on admission to Port Discovery by becoming a member! Plus, new and renewing members will automatically receive a free 12-month subscription (valued at $19.97) to Baltimore magazine. Learn more & save today: https://bit.ly/2luNLk0

How can you help encourage your children to try, try again - and help them understand that it's okay to make mistakes an...
11/02/2019
"I Can Do It...With a Little Practice": Learning to Use a Growth Mindset | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

How can you help encourage your children to try, try again - and help them understand that it's okay to make mistakes and to tackle problems in different ways? Find some tips in this article from PBS Kids. #ParentingWin https://to.pbs.org/2qcnSXP

Practice makes perfect! Learn how to guide your child through life's everyday challenges with positivity and perseverance.

$2! That's all you'll need (per person!) to join us for $2 Family Fun Night Friday, November 15! 😁  Set sail across the ...
11/02/2019

$2! That's all you'll need (per person!) to join us for $2 Family Fun Night Friday, November 15! 😁 Set sail across the seven seas on The Port! Climb high up into the clouds on The SkyClimber! Explore our three floors of interactive exhibits, enjoy educational drop-in programs and more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2pax1QU #parentingwin

We love being able to display such powerful artwork from the First Lady's Children's Mental Health Matters Art Show with...
11/01/2019

We love being able to display such powerful artwork from the First Lady's Children's Mental Health Matters Art Show within Port Discovery! ❤️ Be sure to stop by the Family Seating Area on the 1st floor of the Museum to take a look at the art up-close and personal! #MentalHealthMatters

If you're in Baltimore for Light City in the next two weeks, check out the art hanging in Port Discovery Children's Museum! They are pieces from the First Lady's Children's Mental Health Matters Art Show in May. Incredible art created by children across the state raising awareness of the importance of good mental health! #MentalHealthMatters

Photo #1: [Large orange creature above title "Celebrating Through Art" and explanation of exhibit on wall.]

Photo #2: [Yellow wall filled with framed art created by children.]

Get a gift when you give!❤️  From now until December 31st, if you make a gift of $100 or more to Port Discovery, you’ll ...
11/01/2019

Get a gift when you give!❤️ From now until December 31st, if you make a gift of $100 or more to Port Discovery, you’ll receive a 12-month subscription (valued at $19.97) to Baltimore magazine free of charge. Donate & learn more: https://bit.ly/2HokMGj

Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 11 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Exploring Light...
10/31/2019

Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 11 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Exploring Light & Science! ⚡ 🔆Enjoy science-themed drop-in programs, hands-on science fun, interactive science shows and more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Vp5hDv #parentingwin

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! 🔮✨🎃 We want to see those costumes, Fans of Play! 👇
10/31/2019

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! 🔮✨🎃 We want to see those costumes, Fans of Play! 👇

Happy Halloween!🎃  Here’s a treat for you: enjoy $10 off Port Discovery Memberships when you purchase online using promo...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween!🎃 Here’s a treat for you: enjoy $10 off Port Discovery Memberships when you purchase online using promo code 1943! Enjoy a full year of unlimited play, invites to member only events, discounts on birthday parties and more! Buy now: https://bit.ly/2YNOhv2

Happy Halloween, Fans of Play! 🎃 🍭 👻 Put on your costume and head to Port Discovery today a day of not-so-spooky play as...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween, Fans of Play! 🎃 🍭 👻 Put on your costume and head to Port Discovery today a day of not-so-spooky play as we celebrate Monsters, Mystery & Magic! 🧟 🔮 🎩 Don’t forget your grab your spot in the monster parade around the Museum before it begins! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2mGySeh #parentingwin

💃 Like to dance? Enjoy reminiscing about childhood fun?😄 Join us for our Hops and Vines Fundraiser on November 23rd and ...
10/30/2019

💃 Like to dance? Enjoy reminiscing about childhood fun?
😄 Join us for our Hops and Vines Fundraiser on November 23rd and enjoy fun, food and great brews from some of Baltimore's best restaurants, breweries and wineries all while supporting a great cause. Tickets available online now: https://bit.ly/34zNFcv
💙 Proceeds help provide free or reduced admission for families and schools in economically challenged communities, children with special needs and military families. Hosted by Port Discovery Children's Museum Explorers Council

It’s a Halloween treat! Enjoy a special one-day only offer -  $10 admission to Port Discovery (valid all day)! Join us f...
10/30/2019

It’s a Halloween treat! Enjoy a special one-day only offer - $10 admission to Port Discovery (valid all day)! Join us for some indoor Halloween fun on the last day of our Monsters, Mystery & Magic celebration – and take part in Spontaneous Costume Parades, make a monster hat in Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster Factory, join in an interactive jam session with DJ Jampire, and learn about magic in Port Discovery’s Mystery Wing! Learn More: https://bit.ly/332sQFf

Make learning fun this fall and adventure to Port Discovery! 🍁 🎃  Explore BIG new exhibits, the four-story SkyClimber an...
10/30/2019

Make learning fun this fall and adventure to Port Discovery! 🍁 🎃 Explore BIG new exhibits, the four-story SkyClimber and The Port, plus three floors of interactive exhibits like Wonders of Water, Here We Grow!, Tiny’s Diner and more! 💕 Check out all the family fun upcoming this fall: https://bit.ly/2NI89tk

Ready for a scary good time? Join us October 18th - October 31st for Port Discovery's Halloween celebrations, Monsters, ...
10/29/2019

Ready for a scary good time? Join us October 18th - October 31st for Port Discovery's Halloween celebrations, Monsters, Mystery & Magic! Prepare for an entire day packed full of not-so-spooky fun, monster creation and parades, plus much more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2mGySeh #parentingwin

Announcing a new opportunity where you can give – and receive! 😁  We’ve partnered with Baltimore magazine to offer you s...
10/29/2019

Announcing a new opportunity where you can give – and receive! 😁 We’ve partnered with Baltimore magazine to offer you something special: if you make a gift of $100 or more to Port Discovery, you’ll receive a 12-month subscription (valued at $19.97) to Baltimore magazine free of charge. Donate & learn more: https://bit.ly/2HokMGj

Argh!☠️ Celebrate your kiddo’s big day and take a whimsical trip under and around the sea at Port Discovery during the P...
10/28/2019

Argh!☠️ Celebrate your kiddo’s big day and take a whimsical trip under and around the sea at Port Discovery during the Pirates and Mermaids Adventure Birthday Party!🧜 Enjoy facepainting, treasure hunting, learning about the mystical world of pirates and mermaids and more during this interactive birthday party! 🎈 🎉 Learn more & book today: https://bit.ly/2YV9PSw

Save BIG on admission to Port Discovery by becoming a member! Plus, new and renewing members will automatically receive ...
10/28/2019

Save BIG on admission to Port Discovery by becoming a member! Plus, new and renewing members will automatically receive a free 12-month subscription (valued at $19.97) to Baltimore magazine. Learn more & save today: https://bit.ly/2luNLk0

Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 11 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Exploring Light...
10/28/2019

Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 11 as we join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Exploring Light & Science! ⚡ 🔆Enjoy science-themed drop-in programs, hands-on science fun, interactive science shows and more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Vp5hDv

Port Discovery is thrilled to announce we are joining the 2019 State Employees Maryland Charitable Campaign! As a Maryla...
10/27/2019

Port Discovery is thrilled to announce we are joining the 2019 State Employees Maryland Charitable Campaign! As a Maryland state employee and retiree, your contributions made to local non-profits directly help support their mission and work in local Maryland communities. Starting today through December 17th, the 2019 Maryland Cares! Together We Can… campaign is open for donations. Help support Port Discovery by donating to Charity Code 52-1806933! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2pQzPTd

Who doesn’t love a Halloween treat?!👻  Here’s a special one for our fans of play: On weekday afternoons during the month...
10/27/2019

Who doesn’t love a Halloween treat?!👻 Here’s a special one for our fans of play: On weekday afternoons during the month of October, you can explore the Museum’s exhibits and programs for just $10 per person! Join us – and abracadabra – this treat is yours! Restrictions apply. Learn more & plan your visit: https://bit.ly/2AQX0Pd

October is a month filled with magic, mystery….and savings!👻 🎃  Introducing our all new October Deal Days at Port Discov...
10/25/2019

October is a month filled with magic, mystery….and savings!👻 🎃 Introducing our all new October Deal Days at Port Discovery. Visit the Museum after 1PM Tuesday – Friday and play, learn and make magical memories for just $10 per person! 😁 Restrictions apply. Learn more & plan your visit: https://bit.ly/2AQX0Pd

On the hunt for Halloween weekend fun? 👻 🎃 Don your favorite Halloween costume and head to Port Discovery to enjoy Monst...
10/25/2019

On the hunt for Halloween weekend fun? 👻 🎃 Don your favorite Halloween costume and head to Port Discovery to enjoy Monsters, Mystery & Magic Halloween celebrations October 18 - 31st! 🧟 Enjoy a dance party with DJ Jampire in the Trick and Treat Theater, create monster hats in the StudioWorkshop and more! 🎩 🔮 Learn more: https://bit.ly/2mGySeh

Make learning fun this fall and adventure to Port Discovery! 🍁 🎃  Explore BIG new exhibits, the four-story SkyClimber an...
10/25/2019

Make learning fun this fall and adventure to Port Discovery! 🍁 🎃 Explore BIG new exhibits, the four-story SkyClimber and The Port, plus three floors of interactive exhibits like Wonders of Water, Here We Grow!, Tiny’s Diner and more! 💕 Check out all the family fun upcoming this fall: https://bit.ly/2NI89tk

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

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 727-8120

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