Volunteers are an essential part of Port Discovery Children's Museum. Whether it is working directly with visitors in one of our hands-on exhibits or working behind the scenes on an upcoming event or exhibit opening, Port Discovery Children’s Museum offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer.

Click here for internship information.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • smiles and happiness from children
  • free parking while volunteering at the Museum
  • professional training
  • valuable experience

How can I help?

Guest Services: Work directly with visitors as they explore the many interactive exhibit and program areas.

Behind-the-Scenes: Work on projects based in education, programs, exhibits, administration, or development.

Facilities: Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, repairs, maintenance or cleaning of the Museum and its facility.

Community/Corporate Groups: From civic groups like AmeriCorps to Johns Hopkins' fraternities and sororities to corporate groups, Port Discovery provides a team building experience where groups can help the community through a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Special Events: Assist with annual evening and daytime events.
We annually host many exciting events where your group could lend a hand and receive a rewarding experience working with children and their families.  Some of these events include:

  • Noontime New Year Masquerade Bash
  • "I Have a Dream" Weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Play It Forward, our annual fundraiser
  • Countdown to Kindergarten
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration
  • Chinese New Year
  • And much more!

Interested?  Please contact us if you are:

  • At least 18-years-old
  • Excited to participate in a Museum dedicated to providing experiences for children to ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play.

Click here to download our volunteer application. Please fill out and return via email, fax or mail. 

Attn: Volunteer Manager
Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax: 410.864.2729

Contact us at 410.864.2685 or email volunteers@portdiscovery.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Port Discovery is a great place to intern for college students of many disciplines. Whether you are majoring in museum studies, marketing, business, art/design, or education, Port Discovery provides a professional environment where your creative thoughts are encouraged.

Internships are often available throughout the school year with the Exhibits, Development, and Marketing, Programs and Education departments.  Opportunities are limited and are based on departmental needs.

If you are interested in interning at Port Discovery Children’s Museum, please mail a cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Volunteer Manager
Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax: 410.864.2729



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