Port Discovery In The Community & Other News
Read about Port Discovery's work in the community!
It’s through play that children – at a very early age – learn to engage and interact with the world around them. In fact, play is so important to optimal child development that it has actually been recognized as a right of every child in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of a Child. At Port Discovery, our mission is to educate children and inspire life-long curiosity both at our Museum and in the community.
Below, please find news, updates, and information about our work in the Museum and in the communities we serve.
Port Discovery In The News
Find a selection of articles and news stories featuring Port Discovery Children's Museum and the work we do!
Recent Press Releases
Find recent media releases and statements issued by Port Discovery Children's Museum.
Talking to Children About Race
We are heartbroken by the grief, pain, and trauma that all of our community and our country are experiencing in the wake of the recent death of George Floyd. Read our statement and find resources we believe are useful for talking to children about racial injustice.
We've partnered with Baltimore Hunger Project and Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids to get play items and activities into the hands of more than 2,600 children in Baltimore City and Baltimore County dealing with food insecurity and other difficult circumstances. Learn more!
Great Friend to Kids Award 2020
Every year Port Discovery awards an individual or corporation the Great Friend to Kids award, honoring those who have made significant and outstanding contributions to strengthening education and advancing the interests of children. This year, we are extremely proud to honor Bruce L. Cleland, founder of Team in Training with Port Discovery’s 2020 Great Friend to Kids Award. Learn more about this Award and most deserving awardee here.
Fathers at Play Program
Port Discovery has created a new, powerful program called Fathers at Play designed to help fathers use play to strengthen bonds and relationships with their families and communities, aid in their child’s learning and development and to positively support their children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development and school readiness. Learn about the Pilot Program and our partnership with The Center for Urban Families’ Responsible Fatherhood Project to deliver this program.