School Field Trip Programs at Port Discovery

When it comes to Field Trips, Port Discovery provides amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences that get kids (and adults!) excited about learning. Our unique Explor-A-Tours are designed to align with Maryland State standards and curricula, and provide interactive, fun, and educational exploration into the world of machines, sensory, art, and more. Perfect for students in Pre-K through 5th Grade, Port Discovery Explor-A-Tours will spark curiosity and creativity – and provide everyone with an experience to remember.

Free & Reduced Cost Field Trips for Select Maryland Schools & Childcare Programs

Qualified schools and child care programs may be able to use grant funding from the Maryland State Department of Education for a free virtual program. Funding is limited and restrictions may apply. Fill out our information request form to learn more.

For Information & To Begin The Process of Scheduling Your School Group Visit, Fill Out the Info Request Form


Sensory Excursion | Pre-K - 2nd Grades

Would you hold a hedgehog? Would you smell a skunk? Let your senses be your guide as we use the five senses you know (plus learn a few more!) to see, smell, touch and feel your way through Port Discovery’s exhibits. Take home a copy of Port Discovery’s Sensory Card to continue sensory exploration at home.


Force and Motion Commotion | Pre-K - 2nd Grades

Up and down; stop and start; push and pull! Play your way through the museum as we test the force and motions used to power Port Discovery. Take home your certificate proclaiming you a Port Discovery Museum Movement Expert.


Looking for Shapes | Pre-K - 2nd Grades

Shapes, shapes, everywhere! Triangle, rectangle, circle, square, plus so many more out there! Everything we interact with everyday has a shape. Explore Port Discovery from top to bottom using your best identification and classification skills on a shape hunt to find shapes big and small, hidden throughout the museum walls. Take home your completed Shapes Scavenger Hunt.


Let Water WOW You! | Pre-K - 5th Grades

Think outside the box while we discover not just how water provides for us in our daily lives but creates jobs, civilizations and even ecosystems. Have fun while playing with water in new ways and take home a Port Discovery water masterpiece.


Mighty Machines | 3rd - 5th Grades

Search high and low, over more than 3 floors to find all the simple machines and even complex machines that power Port Discovery. Then, are you up to the challenge to recreate your favorite exhibit or create your very own? Take home your completed Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt.


Painted Screens: A Baltimore Folk Art | 3rd - 5th Grades

Lots of characteristics make Baltimore a unique city, but did you know it has its own 200-year-old art medium--painted screens? As you travel though the museum, be inspired by the views from and within the museum to create and take home your own painted screen scenes.

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Fill out the information request form below to receive more information and to begin the process of scheduling your school group visit! Camps are encouraged to book their trip to Port Discovery at least four weeks in advance. Please call to inquire about any potential last-minute dates that may be available.

Reservations are required. Contact us for more information and to make a reservation at 410.864.2727 or


In-Person Field Trips

Rates begin at $13.00 per person (required school group chaperones enter for free). Additional discounts may be available for Maryland Students.

Non-Refundable Deposit

$100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The balance is due one (1) week prior to your visit date. Purchase orders and personal checks are not acceptable forms of payment.

Rescheduling & Cancellation Policy

To avoid forfeiture of any payments, you must contact Port Discovery Group Sales within one week of your original visit date to reschedule.

Accessibility & Inclusion

Port Discovery is committed to welcoming all guests to experience Port Discovery and provides a variety of accommodations for visitors with special needs. To discuss and arrange accommodations, please contact us at 410-864-2727 or email We offer grant funding and accessibility programs to reduce or completely eliminate the cost of admission for group visits to qualifying participants as funds are available. Port Discovery is ADA accessible.

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum student visits, exhibits, and programs are supported in part by the following partners.

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