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Exhibits & Experiences for Infants 

Play and Learning 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 infants and toddlers.


Exhibits to Explore

Chessie's Grotto

Enjoy a toddler-sized adventure in this Under the Chesapeake Bay themed soft play area featuring none other then Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster!

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

Read, play puzzles, explore games and play together in The Oasis!

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!

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Tot Trails

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 child as they discover new ways to connect learning and play.

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Experiences to Explore

Mother Goose on the Loose
Jingle Jangle Music Time
Circle Time 

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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