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Birthday Parties

Host Your Kid's Birthday Party at Port Discovery Children's Museum 

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Birthday parties are available at Port Discovery beginning on January 8, 2022!

Host your child’s birthday party at Port Discovery where your family and friends can enjoy a day full of play, fun, and magical memories. With tons of hands-on exhibits and programming both educational and fun, our museum is the perfect place to host your child’s one-of-a-kind party. Parties can be hosted at the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. -4:30 p.m.

Tiny Tots Package:  $450 |  Great for ages birth to 5 

Let’s get your party started with an interactive story and music time-themed for our youngest sailors and mermaids! Explore Port Discovery’s exhibits, including Tot Trails, The Oasis, and our Wonders of Water spaces that are geared toward our visitors from infancy up to age five. Then enjoy dancing to nautical tunes and experimenting with musical instruments as we move to the music. Wrap up your party time with stories of adventure on the high seas. 
*Appropriate for ages birth to 5 years

Adventure through Port Discovery on a nautical scavenger hunt and win your own pirate treasure! Return to our party space for your birthday celebration.  
*Appropriate for ages 6 to 10 years

All packages include:

  • Free museum admission for 20 guests (adults and children) during scheduled timed session (Additional guests are $25 each. Maximum of 30 guests per party.)
  • Private party room with a Party Pal Host
  • Complimentary beverages for children
  • One balloon bouquet, tablecloths, and paper supplies
  • One free parking permit for party parent
  • Discounted parking validations for party guests
  • One free Port Discovery t-shirt for the birthday child

Availability:

Saturdays and Sundays: 11am-12:30pm or 3pm-4:30pm

Interested in Hosting a Birthday Party at Port Discovery? Fill Out Our Birthday Party Information Form and We'll Be In Touch Soon! 

 

 

Birthday Party Policies

Deposits

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking and all remaining balances are due one week prior to your scheduled party.

Cancellations

Cancelled parties booked six weeks in advance of scheduled date will receive a 50% refund of their deposit.  Cancelled parties booked less than six weeks forfeit their full deposit.

Rescheduling

A rescheduled party must be rebooked within one month and be held within six months of original party date.

Inclement Weather

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.

Decorations

Decorations are not permissible due to new paint and redesign of the birthday party rooms.

Outside Food & Beverages

Outside food and beverages are allowed. Due to safety purposes, heating equipment is not allowed. We recommend providing a cooler with ice to keep items chilled. All party guests ages two and older will be required to wear a mask inside the party room and museum, regardless of vaccination status. You may temporarily remove your mask during the party for lunch.

Outside Entertainers

We’re sorry, but outside entertainers and/or performers are not permissible.

Number of Guests

Please note that we require strict adherence to guest attendance due to capacity restrictions and safety protocol.  Party Rooms have a maximum capacity of 30 people total. All packages include admission for 20 people (children and adults). Additional guests (maximum of 10 total) are $25 each.

Masks & Face Coverings

All party guests ages two and older will be required to wear a mask inside the party room and museum, regardless of vaccination status. You may temporarily remove your mask during the party for lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should party guests park?

Your guests are encouraged to park at the Harbor Park Garage, located at 55 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. We offer discounted parking for your party guests at this location only.

Are the birthday child and their family included in the total guest count?

Yes. Each and every guest, including your birthday child, their siblings, and parents, are included in the total number of guests for a party.

Are food and beverages included in party package prices?

We are sorry, but we are not able to offer complimentary food. You are welcome to bring outside food and beverages into the Museum.

Do you provide additional time for setup and/or breakdown of the party room?

We’re sorry, but we are unable to provide additional time for setup and/or breakdown. However, our Party Pals are available to help you with setup, breakdown, and any other party needs, and will do their very best to ensure you are able to make the most of your time in your private party room.

Do you have a space to store our items if we arrive early and/or would like to stay after our party ends?

Yes! We’re happy to provide storage for party items so that you can enjoy time in the Museum before and/or after your party. Valuables should be stored separately in our lockers located near the entrance of the Museum.

Can we go anywhere in the Museum on the day of our party?

Absolutely! All exhibits and programming are available to you and your guests during your timed session. Please note, Port Discovery currently offers a morning play session (10 AM – 1 PM) and an afternoon play session (2 PM – 5 PM) each day that the Museum is open to the public. Each play session will be open to less than 400 guests per session in order to make it easy for guests to spread out, explore and maintain physical distancing. The Museum will close for an hour in between sessions, allowing Museum staff to reset and prepare the Museum for the next fans of play!  You may arrive at any time during the reserved party session and will need to exit promptly by the end of your session

Do you offer parties during weekdays?

We’re sorry, but we are unable to parties on weekdays at this time. However, we have a variety of options on weekends to meet your scheduling and party needs.

Do Port Discovery members receive discounts on party packages?

Yes! As a benefit (and sincere thanks!) for being a Port Discovery Member, current members will receive 10% off the base cost of the party package they book with us.

Are we allowed to play music during our party?

Yes, however, we kindly ask that you play music that is appropriate for children.

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