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Port Discovery is open for play! The Museum is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. We are operating at less than 25% capacity and have made a variety of other updates to provide you with a safe, fun experience. Plan Your Visit and Purchase Tickets Today! 

Activities for Age 5 & Up 

Explore Exhibits & Programs for Elementary Age Children at Port Discovery

Playful Activities for Elementary Age Children (Ages 5 - 10) 

Find activities, exhibits, and events that will keep your children entertained as they learn! Explore three floors of exhibits designed for children to play on, touch, and learn from - and enjoy experiences that the whole family will love. In addition to keepting the whole family active and having fun, your little learner will discover art, science, music, theater and much more!  

 

The SkyClimber - Socks Required!

SkyClimber Exhibit

Encourage your children to build confidence, learn problem solving skills, build motor skills, and have fun as they try their hand at climbing the SkyClimber(And get in on the fun as you climb along with them!)

CHECK OUT THE SKYCLIMBER

The Port

Port Exhibit

Become the captain of an imaginative adventure on a life-sized cargo ship in The Port! Sail, navigate and be a ship engineer as you explore the seas and discover how products make their way around the world.

CHECK OUT THE PORT

Studio Workshop

Girl Painting in BGE Studio Workshop

Paint, sculpt, color and create in our creative arts studio! Visit the BGE Studio Workshop to experience hands-on, creative exploration of visual arts of all kinds. 

Art programs in Studio Workshop are made possible by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

CHECK OUT THE BGE STUDIO WORKSHOP

PD Presents

PD Presents children playing with instruments

Introduce children to the performing arts through interactive plays, theater workshops, musical performances, dance and more in this kid-sized theater. 

CHECK OUT PD PRESENTS

Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station

Child sitting in RoFo Beetle

Stop into the Royal Farms Convenience Store & Fill’er Up Station where little ones can pretend to grocery shop! 

CHECK OUT THE ROYAL FARMS CONVENIENCE STORE & FILL'ER UP STATION

Kick it Up! 

Children playing in Kick it Up soccer field

Hop, jump, skip and play in our unique, indoor stadium designed for multiple games and sports! 

LEARN MORE ABOUT KICK IT UP! 

Adventure Expeditions

 

Girl and Mother playing in Adventure Expeditions

Travel back in time to 1920’s ancient Egypt in Adventure Expeditions!

CHECK OUT ADVENTURE EXPEDITIONS

Tiny’s Diner

 

Children Serving Parents in Tiny's Diner

Pretend to be a chef, waiter or waitress, cashier and more in in Tiny’s Diner, a 50’s-style diner that’s filled with imaginative fun. 

CHECK OUT TINY'S DINER

The Overlook

The Overlook at Port Discovery

Experience the thrill of climbing and heights in The Overlook, which features fun climbing experiences and activities for all ages and abilities. 

CHECK OUT THE OVERLOOK

Wonders of Water

Child in Bubble Hoop

Make a splash while learning all about water in Wonders of Water! Featuring a Stream Table, Bubble Hoop, Water Chimes, and a Plumbers Park area.

CHECK OUT WONDERS OF WATER

Here We Grow

Here We Grow exhibit

Here We Grow! introduces children and their caregivers to farm processes, products and people through the themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics and art.

CHECK OUT HERE WE GROW

Previews, Pop-Ups & Prototypes

Previews, Pop Ups and Prototypes

Enjoy rotating activites and more in this interactive exhibit. 

CHECK OUT PREVIEWS, POP-UPS AND PROTOTYPES

Wonder Widgets

Wonder Widgets

Assemble widgets by feeding the conveyer belt with the shapes it demands…and challenge a friend to see who can go the fastest!

CHECK OUT WONDER WIDGETS

Over/Under Weaving Wall

Girl Weaving Ribbon into Weaving Wall

Weave ribbons, fabric, feathers and more into your own unique pattern on a large piece of net left behind from our beloved KidWorks exhibit. 

CHECK OUT THE OVER/UNDER WEAVING WALL 

Sensory Wall

Sensory Wall Exhibit

Engage all of your senses as you explore a variety of colors, shapes, and textures! 

CHECK OUT THE SENSORY WALL

Events for Elementary Aged Children  

Screenprinting in Art Studio

Looking for fun, educational events that your children - and the whole family - will enjoy?  There's always something fun, playful (and educational!) happening at Port Discovery! You'll find a variety of fun events that children of all ages will enjoy on weekends, holidays, and days when school is out of session. We also offer hands-on Field Trip Programs for school groups to explore. 

Events for Families & Children  

Port Discovery Children’s Museum student visits and programs are supported in part by the Maryland State Department of Education. 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.

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