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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

Chessie's Grotto 

Chessie's Grotto - Toddler Play Area

Enjoy a toddler-sized adventure in this Under the Chesapeake Bay themed soft play area.

EXPLORE CHESSIE'S GROTTO

The Oasis

Child working on puzzle inside Oasis exhibit

Read, play puzzles, explore games and play together in this space designed especially for early learners, including infants and toddlers!

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. 

EXPLORE TOT TRAILS

BGE Studio Workshop

Girl Painting in 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.

CHECK OUT THE BGE STUDIO WORKSHOP

PD Presents

PD Presents children playing with instruments

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

Kick it Up!

Children playing in Kick it Up soccer field

Hop, jump, skip and play in our unique, indoor stadium designed for multiple games and sports! 

LEARN MORE ABOUT KICK IT UP! 

The Port

Port Exhibit

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

Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station

Child sitting in RoFo Beetle

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

Tiny's Diner

Children Serving Parents in Tiny's Diner

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. 

CHECK OUT TINY'S DINER

Wonders of Water

Child in Bubble Hoop

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

The Overlook

The Overlook at Port Discovery

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

Here We Grow

Here We Grow exhibit

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.

CHECK OUT HERE WE GROW

Previews, Pop-Ups & Prototypes

Previews, Pop Ups and Prototypes

Enjoy rotating activites and more in this interactive exhibit. 

CHECK OUT PREVIEWS, POP-UPS AND PROTOTYPES

Tangram Wall

Tangram Wall Exhibit

Work together to build one specific shape or imaginative creature using the colorful pieces on this fun magnetic wall! 

CHECK OUT THE TANGRAM WALL

Sensory Wall

Sensory Wall Exhibit

Engage all of your senses as you explore a variety of colors, shapes, and textures! 

CHECK OUT THE SENSORY WALL

Programs for Toddlers & Preschoolers 

Screenprinting in Art Studio

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. 

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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