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Activities for Babies 

Explore Exhibits & Programs for Babies at Port Discovery

Playful Activities for Babies & Infants 

It's never too early to introduce your children to literacy, music, art, theater, science and more! Port Discovery provides a variety of special programs, exhibits and events that are geared towards babies and toddlers.


Exhibits to Explore

Chessie's Grotto 

Babies and Toddlers Playing Together in Soft Play Area

Enjoy a toddler-sized adventure in this Under the Chesapeake Bay-themed soft play area that's perfect for infants and toddlers to explore while visiting Port Discovery!  Explore textures and tactile experiences along the length of Chessie’s tale.  Read books about the ocean and sea creatures. Enjoy a whimsical, sensory-filled underwater experience created by bubble tubes and a kelp forest. Plus, slide down Chessie’s tail – and build confidence for the adventures ahead! 

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The Oasis

Children gathered to enjoy story time in The Oasis

Read, play puzzles, explore games and play together! You’ll find ever-changing books, interactive toys, and educational games in this exhibit designed especially for early learners. This is a great space to try out new activities and materials and to learn something new!

Explore The Oasis! 

Tot Trails

Babies and Toddlers Enjoying Music and Movement in Tot Trails Exhibit

Infants and toddlers can sit, crawl, walk and explore in Tot Trails, an exhibit especially designed for our youngest learners. Infants can develop their gross motor skills and balance coordination as they crawl, roll, and wiggle through cushioned, mirrored "tidal pools" and the "dune walk." Young toddlers test their problem-solving skills as they maneuver their way through the Mountain Trail and Paw Paw Tunnel while exercising their imaginations by digging for fossils and playing with puppets! Visit after visit, caregivers are encouraged to play, interact, and observe their children as they discover new ways to connect learning and play.

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Programs for Infants & Toddlers 

Child and Family Taking Part in Art Activity

Looking for fun, educational programs for infants or toddlers? Searching for an event that the whole family will enjoy? There's always something fun, playful (and educational!) happening at Port Discovery! We offer a variety of art activities, music programs, and storytimes designed especially for infants and toddlers. Check our event calendar for programs like Tot Tails, Toddling Tunes, and other programs and events to explore. 

Programs for Infants & Toddlers


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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