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!
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!)
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.
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.
Introduce children to the performing arts through interactive plays, theater workshops, musical performances, dance and more in this kid-sized theater.
Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station
Stop into the Royal Farms Convenience Store & Fill’er Up Station where little ones can pretend to grocery shop!
Kick it Up!
Hop, jump, skip and play in our unique, indoor stadium designed for multiple games and sports!
Experience the thrill of climbing and heights in The Overlook, which features fun climbing experiences and activities for all ages and abilities.
Wonders of Water
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.
Here We Grow
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.
Previews, Pop-Ups & Prototypes
Enjoy rotating activites and more in this interactive exhibit.
Assemble widgets by feeding the conveyer belt with the shapes it demands…and challenge a friend to see who can go the fastest!
Over/Under 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.
Engage all of your senses as you explore a variety of colors, shapes, and textures!
Events for Elementary Aged Children
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.
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.