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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!)

CHECK OUT THE SKYCLIMBER

The Port

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

Two children cutting out art projects

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

Children creating shadow puppets on a screen

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 pretending to drive in car

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! 

Group of children playing soccer on indoor 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

 

Three children pulling themselves across pretend river on a rope bridge

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

CHECK OUT ADVENTURE EXPEDITIONS

Tiny’s Diner

Boy making pretend food in diner

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

CHECK OUT TINY'S DINER

The Overlook

Two children playing on hanging rope swings

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 sprays water at instruments in exhibit all about 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.

CHECK OUT WONDERS OF WATER

Wonder Widgets

Girl matching shapes during conveyer belt game

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

Children weaving fabric into wall display

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

CHECK OUT THE OVER/UNDER WEAVING WALL 

Sensory Wall

Wall featuring tile blocks that have various materials, feels and finishes

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  

Child and adult reading book

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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