Our Mission

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. We:

  • Have a positive influence on academic success and success in life
  • Provide a safe, smart place to engage in child-driven playful learning
  • Are an innovative thought leader, bringing best practices to our children and families in Maryland and beyond
  • Extend our impact by taking our programs into the community state wide

Our Vision

A world where the value of learning through play is recognized and respected

We believe in the power of play to transform the lives of children

For an increasing number of children we will expand the ways they learn through innovative, fresh, interactive, playful and engaging experiences.

Commitment to Diversity

At Port Discovery Children’s Museum, we celebrate our community’s diversity and provide a safe environment of inclusion and respect, where all children and the adults in their lives can interact, play, and learn.

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Meet Our People

Transforming the lives of children through the power of play is made possible by Port Discovery’s dedicated board, council, and staff.

From The Community

Outstanding place. My two grandsons absolutely loved it. We had to drag them home. First and foremost the staff is happy, helpful and enthusiastic. The facility is very clean. There are so many activities that we spent 4 hours there and did not see it all. Entry is by reservations so even on a Sunday it was not crowded. We loved it so much that we became members. The boys were so active that in the evening, they actually asked to go to bed. Never thought that was possible.


Gene M., Google Review