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Field Trips & Learning Opportunities at Port Discovery Children's Museum

Go on a hands-on learning adventure.

A trip to Port Discovery provides a unique, hands-on learning adventure that encourages children to use their imaginations, ignite their curiosity, investigate the who-what-when-where-and-whys, and learn about subjects they are exploring in the classrooms through creative play. Looking for a unique, memorable and fun learning experience for your child, school group, homeschoolers, childcare group, camp groups, afterschool programs, scout groups?  Plan a visit today!

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IMPORTANT: Starting on January 2, 2019, Port Discovery will begin construction of two immersive, state-of-the-art new exhibits: a four-story SkyClimber and a massive Port Exhibit featuring all the parts of the working port.  Find information on construction plans, ways to play while construction is underway, answers to frequently asked questions, and more at

Programs and exhibits at Port Discovery are made possible in part by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.


Things to See & Do

Hands-On, Interactive Exhibits!

Port Discovery features three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that encourage children to use their imaginations, ask questions, and explore how things work as they learn through play. Children learn to play together, experience real-world exhibits and situations and learn skills that help them in school and life. 

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Educational Programs & Events

Whether you have an infant, toddler, kindergartner or elementary school student, you’ll find educational, playful and memorable drop-in programs and special events happening throughout the weekday and weekends at Port Discovery. 


School & Group Field Trips 

Enjoy field trips guided by our educators or self-guided learning adventures! School and group field trips are educational, fun, affordable and feature hands-on learning to compliment what children are learning in the classroom. 


Explore Programs, Exhibits & Experiences by Topic

Arts, Culture & Theater

Spark the imagination of your little one and encourage them to explore through playful and educational art, theater and music programs, exhibits, events, and activities! 

Explore art, culture, music and theater experiences at Port Discovery!


Science, Technology, Math, & Engineering (STEM)

Encourage your child's curiosity through fun, hands-on activities, and exhibits that introduce children to science, technology, math, and engineering! 

Explore STEM experiences at Port Discovery! 

Early Education

Introduce your children to literacy, music, art, theater, science and more through specialized programming and exhibits that are devoted to supporting early childhood education and providing children ages five and under with experiences customized to their age, ability, and size.

Explore Experiences for Early Learners at Port Discovery! 

Health & Wellness

Get active while learning about health, wellness and more! Explore programs, events and exhibits designed to help you and your little ones gain experiences and information that will help you live healthy, balanced lives. 

Explore Health & Wellness Experiences at Port Discovery

Explore Programs, Exhibits & Experiences by Age

Infant, Toddlers & Pre-Kindergarten

Looking for programs, exhibits, field trips, and events for infants, toddlers, and pre-kindergartners? Check out some of what Port Discovery offers for our littlest learners. 

Explore Infant, Toddler & Pre-K Experiences at Port Discovery

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Find programs, exhibits, and events that are perfect for children in kindergarten or children in first, second, third, fourth or fifth grades! 

Explore Kindergarten through 5th Grade experiences at Port Discovery 


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