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Play is integral in the development of critical skills: creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, risk taking, and problem solving. 

Ranked among the top Children's Museum's in the United States by Parents Magazine, Forbes, Fodor's Travel and more, Port Discovery is a creative learning lab designed to encourage every child to connect purposeful play and learning through minds-on and hands-on experiences. Here, students will:

Port Discovery is an educational destination for families, childcare centers, school groups, homeschoolers, scout groups, individuals with special needs, and other youth groups, and offers educational programming both inside the Museum and in classrooms and centers around the State of Maryland. 

Every program and exhibit at Port Discovery is reviewed by the Museum Education Advisory Committee to ensure they link to the Common Core State Standards, and we are constantly enhancing programs, exhibits, and attracting special exhibitions to supplement in-classroom learning.

We hope you will visit us this year so your children will have the opportunity to learn through play - and say "Wow!" all day long!

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