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 Childrenโ€™s Museum, ranked among the top 12 childrenโ€™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!

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One thing we all remember about grade school...the cubbys and our desks with our nametag! While school looks a bit diffe...
09/20/2020

One thing we all remember about grade school...the cubbys and our desks with our nametag! While school looks a bit different this year and more like a laptop set up on your kitchen table, you can still create a learning-friendly environment in your home for your kiddo with our easy-peasy tips via our blog: https://bit.ly/2ELT9sB

09/19/2020

Can you guess what day it is? Itโ€™s International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Celebrated every year since 1995, this silly holiday is a great chance to let your imagination fly. Put on your peg leg and eye patch, we have some great ways to have pirate play: https://bit.ly/3hL8fNc

Did you know? International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up on September 19th! Celebrated every year since 1995, thi...
09/19/2020

Did you know? International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up on September 19th! Celebrated every year since 1995, this silly holiday is a great chance to let your imagination fly. Put on your peg leg and eye patch, because we have some great ways to have pirate play: https://bit.ly/3hmUDXo

Let the Port Discovery fun come to you - join us for our interactive and fun Pop Up Play Time via Facebook Live each Tue...
09/19/2020

Let the Port Discovery fun come to you - join us for our interactive and fun Pop Up Play Time via Facebook Live each Tuesday at 10AM! What will the fun be next week? You'll have to tune in to find out! View our Pop Up Play Time video archive here: https://bit.ly/2GbS913

09/18/2020

Join us! We will be reading: Swirl by Swirl (Spirals in Nature) by Joyce Sidman! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿš

Activities like free drawing, meditation and more are there to help ground and calm you so you can work through whatever...
09/18/2020

Activities like free drawing, meditation and more are there to help ground and calm you so you can work through whatever life throws at you. Follow along with our blog and use our downloadable meditation script for a little but healthy mental break! https://bit.ly/30wvOmy

On the hunt for some new kid-friendly videos for screen time? We've got you covered! Enjoy an interactive and educationa...
09/18/2020

On the hunt for some new kid-friendly videos for screen time? We've got you covered! Enjoy an interactive and educational Story & Activity Time with Miss. Barb, Port Discovery's Community Outreach Specialist! View our video archive here: https://bit.ly/3lCXbUs

Did you know that sensory play is also calming for your kiddo? Check out some super-simple DIY sensory play you can enjo...
09/17/2020

Did you know that sensory play is also calming for your kiddo? Check out some super-simple DIY sensory play you can enjoy right at home via our blog: https://bit.ly/2ZKO8Yu

09/17/2020

Thursday Story Time with Ms. Barb! Today we are reading: I Like My Self by Karen Beaumont โ˜€๏ธ Donโ€™t forget to grow your OWN book collection at home ๐Ÿ“š Read on my friends!

Parents โ€“ as the start of a new โ€“ and very different -- school year gets underway, we know many challenges lie ahead. We...
09/16/2020

Parents โ€“ as the start of a new โ€“ and very different -- school year gets underway, we know many challenges lie ahead. Weโ€™re here to help โ€“ and are providing you with new virtual learning options for families! Learn More: https://bit.ly/2ZKVStr

Did you know? International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up on September 19th! Celebrated every year since 1995, thi...
09/15/2020

Did you know? International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up on September 19th! Celebrated every year since 1995, this silly holiday is a great chance to let your imagination fly. Put on your peg leg and eye patch, because we have some great ways to have pirate play: https://bit.ly/3hmUDXo

09/15/2020
Pop Up Play Time

Breathe in, breathe out. Join Port Discovery's Artist in Residence, Gen Fraser, for an at home guided meditation - perfect for adults & kiddos alike!

09/14/2020

Breathe in, breathe out. Join Port Discovery's Artist in Residence, Gen Fraser, for an at home guided meditation - perfect for adults & kiddos alike!

This is a stressful time for kiddos and parents alike - onegreat stress reliever? Exercise! ๐Ÿƒ Check out our Movement Cha...
09/14/2020

This is a stressful time for kiddos and parents alike - one
great stress reliever? Exercise! ๐Ÿƒ Check out our Movement Challenge blog & FREE Downloadable Activity Sheet for ideas on how you can stay active as a family: https://bit.ly/35pOLbt

Today's is Grandparent's Day! โค๏ธ  Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kids. Check ...
09/13/2020

Today's is Grandparent's Day! โค๏ธ Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kids. Check out our blog for three ways to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa, whether theyโ€™re a few feet away or across the world: https://bit.ly/35qrqZr

Self care is all the rage right now for adults with the many stressors in todayโ€™s world, and we hope it's a trend here t...
09/12/2020

Self care is all the rage right now for adults with the many stressors in todayโ€™s world, and we hope it's a trend here to stay! Not sure what you can do to help your little one (let alone yourself) get started with self care? Check out our blog for some some super helpful ideas, including some free activity downloads you can enjoy together: https://bit.ly/2QPL4oT

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, the 13th! Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kid...
09/12/2020

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, the 13th! Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kids. Check out our blog for three ways to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa, whether theyโ€™re a few feet away or across the world: https://bit.ly/35qrqZr

One thing we all remember about grade school...the cubbys and our desks with our nametag! While school looks a bit diffe...
09/11/2020

One thing we all remember about grade school...the cubbys and our desks with our nametag! While school looks a bit different this year and more like a laptop set up on your kitchen table, you can still create a learning-friendly environment in your home for your kiddo with our easy-peasy tips via our blog: https://bit.ly/2ELT9sB

Whether youโ€™re learning at school or at home, you can still enjoy some super-cool, classic science experiments! Explore ...
09/10/2020

Whether youโ€™re learning at school or at home, you can still enjoy some super-cool, classic science experiments! Explore some fun ideas with our Science Fair at Home tips: https://bit.ly/33fo8VY

09/10/2020

Thursday Story Time with Ms. Barb! Today we are reading: My Many Colored Day by Dr. Seuss ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ Donโ€™t forget to grow your OWN book collection at home ๐Ÿ“š Read on my friends!

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, the 13th! Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kid...
09/10/2020

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, the 13th! Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kids. Check out our blog for three ways to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa, whether theyโ€™re a few feet away or across the world: https://bit.ly/35qrqZr

Let the Port Discovery fun come to you - join us for our interactive and fun Pop Up Play Time via Facebook Live each Tue...
09/09/2020

Let the Port Discovery fun come to you - join us for our interactive and fun Pop Up Play Time via Facebook Live each Tuesday at 10AM! What will the fun be next week? You'll have to tune in to find out! View our Pop Up Play Time video archive here: https://bit.ly/2GbS913

09/08/2020

Pop Up Play Time! ๐ŸŽ‰ Weโ€™re all ready for virtual learning...right?! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ปJoin Miss Cailin for tips on how to keep moving and wiggling on screen and off screen! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Port Discovery Children's Museum is planning to reopen for play - and as we plan, we need your input! Help us understand...
09/07/2020
Planning for Reopening Survey

Port Discovery Children's Museum is planning to reopen for play - and as we plan, we need your input! Help us understand how to best serve you. Take our 3-minute survey: bit.ly/3jMyNhx

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On the hunt for some new kid-friendly videos for screen time? We've got you covered! Enjoy an interactive and educationa...
09/06/2020

On the hunt for some new kid-friendly videos for screen time? We've got you covered! Enjoy an interactive and educational Story & Activity Time with Miss. Barb, Port Discovery's Community Outreach Specialist! View our video archive here: https://bit.ly/3lCXbUs

Self care is all the rage right now for adults with the many stressors in todayโ€™s world, and we hope it's a trend here t...
09/05/2020

Self care is all the rage right now for adults with the many stressors in todayโ€™s world, and we hope it's a trend here to stay! Not sure what you can do to help your little one (let alone yourself) get started with self care? Check out our blog for some some super helpful ideas, including some free activity downloads you can enjoy together: https://bit.ly/2QPL4oT

09/04/2020
Port Discovery Children's Museum

Have you ever wanted to build your own model satellite? Now is your chance! ๐Ÿ˜ Follow along with NASA Engineer & STEM Educator, Kenny Harris! Then, once you have your satellite built, check out our free Activity Sheet to build your very own rocket right at home! https://bit.ly/3i0u3Eq

One thing we all remember about grade school...the cubbys and our desks with our nametag! While school looks a bit diffe...
09/04/2020

One thing we all remember about grade school...the cubbys and our desks with our nametag! While school looks a bit different this year and more like a laptop set up on your kitchen table, you can still create a learning-friendly environment in your home for your kiddo with our easy-peasy tips via our blog: https://bit.ly/2ELT9sB

09/03/2020

Thursday Story Time with Ms. Barb! Today we are reading: Oh, the Places Youโ€™ll Go! By Dr. Seuss โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŽโœจ Donโ€™t forget to grow your OWN book collection at home ๐Ÿ“š Read on my friends!

09/01/2020

Our ability to continue our virtual programs and re-open the museum with new safety measures in place depends on people like you stepping forward as supporters of Port Discovery Children's Museum. Donate today: https://bit.ly/2HokMGj

09/01/2020

Pop Up Play Time! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿง What do you want to be when you grow up?! ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš€

Explore The Artist Market right from the comfort of your home! Learn about local Baltimore artists and the inspiration b...
08/31/2020

Explore The Artist Market right from the comfort of your home! Learn about local Baltimore artists and the inspiration behind their work via our blog, including Port Discovery's very own Artist in Residence, Genifer Fraser, who's artwork is pictured here! What personal childhood favorite do you see in her artwork? Explore the full blog and artwork: https://bit.ly/2DxrCKx

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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 โ€“Camden Yards Lot C 351 West Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410-347-9330

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Welcome to Port Discovery Childrenโ€™s Museum, ranked among the top 12 childrenโ€™s museums in the United States! (Forbes) Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing drop-in programs and special events for children ages birth through 10.

Children of all ages can dream big, take risks, learn and play in our hands-on exhibits. Get healthy and fit in Kick It Up!. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Shop and pump gas at the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fillโ€™er Up Station. Cook and serve food in Tinyโ€™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 a imaginative journey in our magical Oasis. 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!

Port Discovery is a non-profit Childrenโ€™s Museum, so each dollar that you spend on General Admission to the Museum helps support our mission to provide every child with access to purposeful play, as well as to take our programs and exhibits out into schools, Judy Centers, Head Starts, libraries and other locations in the community!

Programs and exhibits at Port Discovery are made possible in part by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.


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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?
Canโ€™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 โ€“ 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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