Ranked among the top five children’s museums in the United States, Port Discovery Children’s Museum offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10.

Port Discovery has received numerous awards, including the Forbes 2011 Best Children's Museums, Trekaroo 2011 Best Children's Museums, 2010 Nickelodeon's Parents' Pick for "Best Museum," the Association of Children’s Museums and MetLife Foundation’s “2009 Promising Practice Award,” Maryland Family Magazine’s “2008 Best Kids’ Entertainment Place,” and the “Five Star Pick” of the Lila Guide to Baby-Friendly Venues in Major U.S. Metropolitan Areas.

In 2010, Port Discovery Children's Museum was recognized as a Good to Grow museum by the Association of Children's Museums for making significant strides to promote health and wellness to children and families in their communities. Port Discovery is just one of seven children's museums (out of over 300 in the nation) to receive the Good to Grow designation.

For more information about Good to Grow and how you can get your family engaged in healthy play, click here.


Click here to download Port Discovery’s FY 13 Annual Report, which recognizes our generous donors and community partners that have been instrumental in helping the Museum fulfill its mission of connecting purposeful play and learning.    


Watch our video to see how Port Discovery Children's Museum connects purposeful play and learning for children in our community and beyond!

Play It Forward 2013.



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