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Port Discovery is currently open on Saturdays and 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 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 

Chessie's Grotto - Toddler 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

Child working on puzzle inside Oasis exhibit

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

Children Playing in Tot Trails Sandbox

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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Programs for Infants & Toddlers 

Screenprinting in Art Studio

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 Mother Goose on the Loose, Jingle Jangle Music Time, and Circle Time, plus 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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