Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Explore Exhibits & Programs for Babies at Port Discovery
Playful Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Looking for fun and educational activities to enjoy with your toddler or preschooler? At Port Discovery, you'll find a variety of play areas, events and programs to explore. And, as you explore exhibits that encourage children to get active, build confidence, and play pretend, you'll also experience the fun as they make new connections and new friends! Take a look through the exhibits and experiences designed just for your little learner - and that the whole family will enjoy.
Exhibits to Explore
Infants and toddlers can sit, crawl, walk and explore in Tot Trails, an exhibit especially designed for our youngest learners.
BGE Studio Workshop
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.
Kick it Up!
Hop, jump, skip and play in our unique, indoor stadium designed for multiple games and sports!
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.
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!
Pretend to be a chef, waiter or waitress, cashier and more in in Tiny’s Diner, a 50’s-style diner that’s filled with imaginative fun.
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.
Experience the thrill of climbing and heights in The Overlook, which features fun climbing experiences and activities for all ages and abilities.
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.
Engage all of your senses as you explore a variety of colors, shapes, and textures!
Programs for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Looking for fun, educational programs for 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, plus activities and events for older children, too! 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.
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.