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!

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Looking for options to enhance your little learner’s schooling or time at home? Our partners at Pearson Online Academy o...
01/08/2021

Looking for options to enhance your little learner’s schooling or time at home? Our partners at Pearson Online Academy offer a series of interactive courses designed to work with your family’s unique schedule – and your learner’s unique interests and learning needs. Learn More: http://bit.ly/3hD1Cxj

Free-drawing, free writing and meditation - all easy-peasy self care options you and your kiddo can enjoy, together! Che...
01/08/2021

Free-drawing, free writing and meditation - all easy-peasy self care options you and your kiddo can enjoy, together! Check out some fun and easy mindfulness practices you can easily add into your daily routine in the new year: https://bit.ly/30wvOmy

Hello, new year! 🎊  We’ve never been quite so excited to enter into a new year, and we bet we’re not alone. Check out ou...
01/08/2021

Hello, new year! 🎊 We’ve never been quite so excited to enter into a new year, and we bet we’re not alone. Check out our blog for playful, fun and family-friendly resolutions to enjoy this year! Learn More: http://bit.ly/2WQLP43

01/07/2021

Thursday Story Time with Ms. Barb! Today we are reading: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown🐰🌕🐮💤 Read on, Fans of Play! Hey

Join Diane Macklin, Storyteller for a FREE virtual performance of Magnificent Folks, Animals and Other Such Tales via Zo...
01/07/2021

Join Diane Macklin, Storyteller for a FREE virtual performance of Magnificent Folks, Animals and Other Such Tales via Zoom happening Saturday, January 17th as part of the Discovery Stage Series! Pre-Registration is required. Register now: http://bit.ly/38X8hOR

With the new year off to a start, add in a new daily habit of journaling! Journaling is a great way to get creative, exp...
01/06/2021

With the new year off to a start, add in a new daily habit of journaling! Journaling is a great way to get creative, express your emotions and is something parents and kids can do together! Check out how you can make your own journal & writing prompts: https://bit.ly/2zDnTsC

Join Diane Macklin, Storyteller for a FREE virtual performance of Magnificent Folks, Animals and Other Such Tales via Zo...
01/06/2021

Join Diane Macklin, Storyteller for a FREE virtual performance of Magnificent Folks, Animals and Other Such Tales via Zoom happening Saturday, January 17th as part of the Discovery Stage Series! Pre-Registration is required. Register now: http://bit.ly/38X8hOR

Explore all of Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Sunday, January 24! Purchase tickets online today: https://bit.l...
01/06/2021

Explore all of Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Sunday, January 24! Purchase tickets online today: https://bit.ly/34QFtqe Please note: Advance tickets required & capacity is limited. Guests are limited to a total of 4 adults, 4 children per reservation/purchase.

💻 Looking for interactive virtual programs for students, schools, daycares, camps, or other groups? 🧠 Explore Port Disco...
01/05/2021

💻 Looking for interactive virtual programs for students, schools, daycares, camps, or other groups?
🧠 Explore Port Discovery's interactive virtual programs for students in Pre-K through 5th grades! Learn more & Book Today: https://bit.ly/304uXc9

01/05/2021

Pop Up Play Time! 🎉 Today is all about beauty sleep! 😴👸🏼🤴🏽

Take your girl scouts and boy scouts on a virtual adventure with interactive virtual workshops from the Play Experts at ...
01/05/2021

Take your girl scouts and boy scouts on a virtual adventure with interactive virtual workshops from the Play Experts at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!
🖥️ Connect with one another, take part in fun activities and challenges, and explore unique art and science workshops while earning badges along the way. Learn more & book today: https://bit.ly/2LY7u63

Looking for new ways to help your child master science, language, art, music or other topics? Explore hand-picked course...
01/04/2021

Looking for new ways to help your child master science, language, art, music or other topics? Explore hand-picked courses from our trusted partners at Pearson Online Academy – all designed to engage students in new learning and help meet families’ individual needs and schedules. Learn More: http://bit.ly/3hD1Cxj

Social-Emotional skills are essential for connecting with others! But, in our currently-socially-distant-world, it can b...
01/03/2021

Social-Emotional skills are essential for connecting with others! But, in our currently-socially-distant-world, it can be a wee bit more challenging. Did you know a family trip to Port Discovery can help? Learn more: https://bit.ly/31GXWnh

Hello, new year! 🎊  We’ve never been quite so excited to enter into a new year, and we bet we’re not alone. Check out ou...
01/02/2021

Hello, new year! 🎊 We’ve never been quite so excited to enter into a new year, and we bet we’re not alone. Check out our blog for playful, fun and family-friendly resolutions to enjoy this year! Learn More: http://bit.ly/2WQLP43

Explore all of Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Sunday, January 24! Purchase tickets online today: https://www.p...
01/02/2021

Explore all of Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Sunday, January 24! Purchase tickets online today: https://www.portdiscovery.org/visit Please note: Advance tickets required & capacity is limited. Guests are limited to a total of 4 adults, 4 children per reservation/purchase.

🎉 Happy New Year! As we pause to welcome 2021 (and say good riddance to 2020), we also want to pause to send a well dese...
01/01/2021

🎉 Happy New Year! As we pause to welcome 2021 (and say good riddance to 2020), we also want to pause to send a well deserved, heartfelt thanks to our dedicated staff and board.
❤️ Thanks to their hard work, dedication, creativeness and love of play and families everywhere, we’ve been able to welcome children and families to play virtually, in person and in the community. The work has been exhausting and tough - but also gratifying. Here’s to each and every Port Discovery team member. We couldn’t ask for a better work family.

🎉 Happy New Year, Fans of Play! Thanks so much for ringing in the new year with us - we all had a blast 💥 saying farewel...
01/01/2021

🎉 Happy New Year, Fans of Play! Thanks so much for ringing in the new year with us - we all had a blast 💥 saying farewell to 2020!
☺️We can’t wait to see you and your family for more days full of play in 2021! #mybmore

Only a few days left to save $20! Make a resolution to play - and save while you're at it! Memberships to Port Discovery...
12/31/2020

Only a few days left to save $20! Make a resolution to play - and save while you're at it! Memberships to Port Discovery are on sale now – but act fast – this deal is ending soon! Buy Now & Save: https://bit.ly/2XSwhQh

12/31/2020

Thursday NTNY Story Time with Ms. Barb! Today we are reading: The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear ✨🎉 Read on, Fans of Play! HAPPY New Year!

💭 Children love to play...but for many, they lack safe spaces and opportunities to play, learn and dream. Help us change...
12/30/2020

💭 Children love to play...but for many, they lack safe spaces and opportunities to play, learn and dream. Help us change that.
🎁 Make a gift to Port Discovery today and bring play, learning and magic to children, families, students and classrooms all over Maryland and beyond.
❤️ Donate today: https://bit.ly/33u8Hdu

Although this year has been full of changes, can’t do’s and more, there are still many ways you can get into the holiday...
12/30/2020

Although this year has been full of changes, can’t do’s and more, there are still many ways you can get into the holiday spirit and safely enjoy the 2020 holiday season! End the year on a festive and fun note with your family through our helpful tips: https://bit.ly/3m1gff5

A festive and fun STEM activity all ages will enjoy! 🍪  Check out our DIY Cookie Cutter Chemical Reactions download: htt...
12/30/2020

A festive and fun STEM activity all ages will enjoy! 🍪 Check out our DIY Cookie Cutter Chemical Reactions download: https://bit.ly/376LL6q

12/29/2020

Pop Up Play Time! 🎉 Let’s get ready to celebrate the New Year! 🥳🕛🔔

Staying up ‘till midnight can be a toughie as a kiddo, but there are still so many fun ways you and your kiddo can celeb...
12/29/2020

Staying up ‘till midnight can be a toughie as a kiddo, but there are still so many fun ways you and your kiddo can celebrate the New Year! 🎊 Say farewell to 2020 and welcome the New Year with our fun ideas via our blog: https://bit.ly/3m1V1ha

Join us as we say goodbye to 2020 (woohoo!) and hello to a new year during our Noontime New Year celebration and confett...
12/29/2020

Join us as we say goodbye to 2020 (woohoo!) and hello to a new year during our Noontime New Year celebration and confetti drop! Strike a pose as a family with our props at the fun & festive Photo Op, stop by the StudioWorkshop to create your own DIY Party Poppers, enjoy meeting some new furry and scaly friends with Wildlife Adventures and so much more! Learn more: https://bit.ly/36WDWjo

Only a few days left to save $20! Make a resolution to play - and save while you're at it! Memberships to Port Discovery...
12/28/2020

Only a few days left to save $20! Make a resolution to play - and save while you're at it! Memberships to Port Discovery are on sale now – but act fast – this deal is ending soon! Buy Now & Save: https://bit.ly/2XSwhQh

❄️  No snow needed for this simple STEM activity! ⛄  Check out our Exploding Snowman activity for a fun and festive way ...
12/28/2020

❄️ No snow needed for this simple STEM activity! ⛄ Check out our Exploding Snowman activity for a fun and festive way to learn about science: https://bit.ly/2W2A624

Enjoy festive family fun at Port Discovery! From DIY Snow Shadow Puppets, catapult snowball fights, decorating our cardb...
12/27/2020

Enjoy festive family fun at Port Discovery! From DIY Snow Shadow Puppets, catapult snowball fights, decorating our cardboard gingerbrick house and so much more! Enjoy special hours during Winter Break, including our bedtime-friendly Noontime New Year celebration happening Thursday, December 31! Learn More: https://bit.ly/3lSSDZ6

Staying up ‘till midnight can be a toughie as a kiddo, but there are still so many fun ways you and your kiddo can celeb...
12/27/2020

Staying up ‘till midnight can be a toughie as a kiddo, but there are still so many fun ways you and your kiddo can celebrate the New Year! 🎊 Say farewell to 2020 and welcome the New Year with our fun ideas via our blog: https://bit.ly/3m1V1ha

Only a few days left to save $20! Make a resolution to play - and save while you're at it! Memberships to Port Discovery...
12/26/2020

Only a few days left to save $20! Make a resolution to play - and save while you're at it! Memberships to Port Discovery are on sale now – but act fast – this deal is ending soon! Buy Now & Save: https://bit.ly/2XSwhQh

❄️  No snow needed for this simple STEM activity! ⛄  Check out our Exploding Snowman activity for a fun and festive way ...
12/26/2020

❄️ No snow needed for this simple STEM activity! ⛄ Check out our Exploding Snowman activity for a fun and festive way to learn about science: https://bit.ly/2W2A624

💭 Play is essential to helping children grow, develop, build connections, and succeed…and in today’s world, it’s more di...
12/26/2020

💭 Play is essential to helping children grow, develop, build connections, and succeed…and in today’s world, it’s more difficult than ever.
🎁 Your donation can help change that. Make a gift to Port Discovery today and help bring essential play and learning to children, families, students and classrooms all over Maryland and beyond.
✔️ Donate today: https://bit.ly/33u8Hdu

Enjoy your well deserved Winter Break with indoor family fun at Port Discovery! Enjoy limited Museum capacity, festive a...
12/26/2020

Enjoy your well deserved Winter Break with indoor family fun at Port Discovery! Enjoy limited Museum capacity, festive activities, and so much more! Learn More & Plan Your Visit: https://bit.ly/3lSSDZ6

❄️ Wishing all of our Fans of Play a healthy and fun holiday season! Thank you for sharing your memories with us as the ...
12/25/2020

❄️ Wishing all of our Fans of Play a healthy and fun holiday season! Thank you for sharing your memories with us as the years pass by and kiddos grow older!✨🤍

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

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 727-8120

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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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