Celebrate your child’s birthday with an easy-to-plan party at the best place for fun, imagination and learning in Baltimore! Enjoy non-stop fun and play in our hands-on exhibits and drop-in programs, kid-approved activities hosted by our talented Party Pals, and a stress-free day for the adults thanks to friendly staff who help with setup and cleanup! To find the right fit for your birthday child, choose from several party package options and themes. Party packages start at $325.

Book your party today by contacting our party coordinator at 410.864.2657 or email birthdays@portdiscovery.org

All Parties Include:
  • A private party area.
  • A dedicated Party Pal to help stir up the fun!
  • All day admission for guests plus complimentary return passes for children
  • Complimentary parking for the party host plus discounted parking for guests.
  • A t-shirt, balloon bouquet and certificate for the birthday child.


  • For the optimal party experience, please reserve your space at least 2 months in advance.

    Birthday Party Packages:


    Exclusive Birthday Blowout ($850)
    Rent the Whole Museum!
    Includes:
  • 2 hours of private, uninterrupted play in the Museum before other guests arrive.
  • A dedicated Party Pal to help stir up the fun!
  • All day admission for up to 50 guests.
  • One year Museum Membership for a family of four.
  • Special activities hosted by your Party Pal
  • Available themes include the Science of Cotton Candy and Sip & Paint (Includes decorations).


  • Ultimate Birthday Bash($750)
    Birthday party plus a Museum Membership-What could be better?
    Includes:
  • 3 hours in a private party suite
  • One year Museum Membership for a family of four.
  • All day admission for up to 50 guests.
  • Special activities hosted by your Party Pal
  • Available themes include the Science of Cotton Candy and Sip & Paint (Includes decorations).


  • Premium Birthday Blast
    A birthday party package with interactive Port Discovery themes!
    Includes:
  • 2 hours in a private, decorated party area.
  • pizza and beverages for children
  • All day admission for up to 10 children and one adult per child.
  • Special activities hosted by your Party Pal
  • Available themes include Diggin for Dinos and Dig & Draw Nature Party (Includes decorations).


  • Basic Birthday Bonanza(Starting at $325)
    A birthday party package great for groups with their own theme in mind!
    Includes:
  • 2 hours in a private party area.
  • pizza and beverages for children
  • All day admission for up to 10 children and one adult per child.
  • A unique learning-through-play experience hosted by your Party Pal


  • Birthday Party Themes:

    The Science of Cotton Candy
    Available for the Exclusive Birthday Blowout & Ultimate Birthday Bash Packages

    Become a mad, mad scientist and don your lab coat as you learn about the science behind everyone’s favorite sweet treat – Cotton Candy! Make your special day just a bit sweeter as you help spin cotton candy that smells like vanilla and looks like fluffy clouds! Learn how the yummy treat is made plus the science behind how it works. Then, enjoy as it melts in your mouth like a snowflake! While we believe healthy food is the best food, we encourage treats in moderation and have the perfect three-story climber to work off the excitement after the birthday party fun.

    Sip & Paint
    Available for the Exclusive Birthday Blowout & Ultimate Birthday Bash Packages

    Rock the smock and celebrate your little artists’ birthday with splashes of color and creativity! This fun Sip & Paint birthday party will bring out your inner Picasso and inspire budding artists of all skills ages 2-10! We provide the canvases, washable paints, brushes, aprons and instruction, plus our artistic Party Pals will use painting activities to teach children about art, color, and creativity! The best part – we clean up the mess! Juice for sipping included.

    Diggin' for Dinos
    Available for the Premium Birthday Blast Package

    Have a party your guests will really dig! Go on a Jurassic expedition as you dig up simulated dinosaur fossils from our mini Dino Dig pits. Work together to identify the fossils and the prehistoric creatures they belonged to. Plus, learn about dinosaurs, paleontology, archaeology and more!

    Dig & Draw Party
    Available for the Premium Birthday Blast Package

    Here’s the dirt on this fun party. Like plants, kids grow in the blink of an eye. Help them celebrate another fabulous year by doing all of the activities kids love best – digging their hands in our messy and fun dirt stations, using real gardening tools, planting seeds, and learning all about the wonders and science of how plants grow! Kids also get to be creative as they decorate their take-home flower pot with splashes of color. We provide aprons, gloves and all supplies – plus clean up the mess!

    Play & Learn Experience
    Available for the Basic Birthday Bonanza Package

    Want to handle the decorations and setup for your party? This party package allows you to party with your own style! During your D.I.Y. Party, your party pal will lead your group through a unique Port Discovery learning-through-play experience. Explore scarf juggling, feather balancing, lasso spinning, and the physics behind how they work!

    For more information CLICK HERE to download our party fact sheet.

    Book your party today by contacting our party coordinator at 410.864.2657 or email birthdays@portdiscovery.org.

    Need invitations? Click here to download your own double-sided Port Discovery Party Invitations! (For best quality, card stock paper is recommended.)

    Cancellation Policy 

    • Cancellations made with less than six weeks notice will result in the loss of the entire deposit.
    • Cancellations made with more than six weeks notice will result in a loss of 50% of the deposit.
    • Restrictions may apply based on date of booking.
    Inclement Weather Policy
    • If, due to inclement weather on or around the date of your reserved party, you feel the need to cancel your party, Port Discovery Children's Museum reserves the right to retain your deposit if the Museum is officially open for admission on the day of the scheduled party.
    • In the event Port Discovery Children's Museum is officially closed, we will reschedule your party for a later date.


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