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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday with an easy-to-plan party featuring fun, imagination, and learning!

Plan a birthday party full of non-stop fun and adventure! Enjoy kid-approved party activities hosted by talented Party Pals.

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

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Birthday Party Packages

Birthday Bash

Celebrate with up to 10 children and 10 adults! Features 2 hours in a private party area, a personal party facilitator, a special age-appropriate activity, all day access to Port Discovery, and more!

    Birthday Bash Packages - Starting at $400

    • Available Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30-2:30 PM and 3-5 PM 
    •  2 hours in a private party area.
    • Admission for up to 10 children and 10 complementary adults (Fee for additional children and adults. Not to exceed 20 children maximum)
    • All day access to Port Discovery
    • 2-hours in a private party room with a personal party facilitator 
    • A special age-appropriate activity
    • Pizza, beverages, and paper supplies (for children only)
    • T-shirt and certificate for birthday child
    • Special discount for a future visit for each child
    • One complimentary parking pass for birthday host
    • Pricing starting at $400. (Port Discovery members receive 10% off the base cost of party packages). 

    Exclusive Birthday Party Blowout

    Celebrate with up to 50 guests! Features 3 hours in a private party suite, a personal party facilitator, a special age-appropriate activity, one hour of private access to the Museum, and more!
     

    Ultimate Birthday Bash Packages - Starting at $850

    • Available Saturdays from 9 AM – Noon. (Hour of private access takes place from 9 AM – 10 AM).
    • Admission for up to 50 guests
    • All day access to Port Discovery
    • 3-hours in a private party suite with a personal party facilitator 
    • A special age-appropriate activity
    • T-shirt and certificate for the birthday child
    • Special discount for a future visit for each child
    • One complimentary parking pass for birthday host
    • Pricing starting at $850. (Port Discovery members receive 10% off the base cost of party packages). 

    Birthday Party Activities - Available Early October

    Fizztacular Fun

    Science, colors, chemical reactions...oh my!

    Birthday Party Guests will experiment with everyday chemical reactions as they observe the colorful and fizzing fun that comes from foaming stars and bath bombs. As children observe the cause and effect aspect of the chemical reaction happening, they'll be encouraged to think critically about the magic they're seeing (energy changing states of matter) just before their eyes.

    Afterwards, each child will create take-home bath bombs, enabling them to enhance measuring and mathematical skills while allowing them to recreate the chemical reaction and process at home.

    Our smaller scientists (ages 4 and under) will experiment and play with pre-created foaming stars during the party, and will get to take home a foaming star as well to enjoy at home!

    *Bath Bomb - Children 5 and Up 
    *Magic Foaming Treasure Stars - Children 4 and Under 

    Mission: Birthday

    Become a spy inside Port Discovery! 

    Birthday Party Guests will role-play as spies, encouraging imaginative thinking and assuming a new identity, while exploring the impact of decisionmaking as they adventure through the Laser Maze Obstacle Course and Coding Mission! The Spymaster (aka Party Pal) will introduce guests to the historical Choctaw Code Talkers before allowing children to adventure through the Museum while creating codes for their friends back in the Party Room to solve, before completing a code wheel to take home. 

    Our smaller spies (ages 4 and under), will experience an interactive and adventerous game of I Spy after adventuring through the Lazer Maze Obstacle Course!

    Pirates and Mermaids Adventure

    Take a whimsical trip under and around the sea on the Pirates and Mermaids Adventure! 

    Choose your costume piece and prep for facepainting before the Legends of Pirates and Mermaids begins in the story cove! After learning about the mystical world and myths of Pirates and Mermaids, guests will create a treasure map and follow clues around the Museum to find their friend's buried treasure while role-playing as a Pirate or Mermaid. 

    Afterward - trips to the Treasure Box for all! 

    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. Please keep in mind that we are currently able to accommodate parties through January 2019.

    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.

    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 capacities. If you are booking a Birthday Bash party package, we can accommodate a total capacity of 20 children maximum (including any additional guests you may add to the party package). If you are booking the Ultimate Birthday Bash or Exclusive Birthday Blowout, we can accommodate a total of up to 50 guests maximum, including any combination of children and adults. 

    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 able to offer complimentary pizza and beverages for children only as part of the Birthday Bash package. We are sorry, but we are not able to offer complimentary food as part of the Exclusive Blowout Bash Package. 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 day access to Port Discovery Children’s Museum is included with all packages. We hope all of your guests enjoy time in the Museum before, during and after your party!

    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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