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Can I loan my membership card to my mother, father, sister, brother, nanny, etc.?

Our members can send their children to the Museum with a temporary authorized person (e.g. nanny, grandparent) with a signed note to use their membership at no additional charge. For safety reasons, your guests may not be admitted without a signed, dated note with contact information.

Are there eating areas in The Construction Zone? In the Pop-Up Play Space?

There is a small eating area in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery. You are welcome to bring food and drinks to eat, to access food/drinks from our vending machines, and/or to visit nearby restaurants for dining options. Please note that food and drink is not permitted in the exhibit areas in The Construction Zone. We apologize for the inconvenience.

There is not an eating area in the Pop-Up Play Space, but the location is nearby a number of dining options and a cozy eating area in The Shops at Kenilworth. Please note that food and drink is not permitted in the exhibit areas in Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Zone. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Can we store coats and other belongings in The Construction Zone? In the Pop-Up Play Space?

We provide a small area for coats and other belongings to be stored in The Construction Zone, however space is limited. Please note that we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Are strollers permitted in The Construction Zone? In the Pop-Up Play Space?

Strollers are permitted in The Construction Zone. A small stroller parking area will be provided near the entrance as well. Strollers are also permitted in the Pop-Up Play Space, although space is limited in this experience. A small stroller parking area is available both in the space and at a storefront across from the Pop-Up Space. Please ask a Port Discovery staff member for information! 

Are there any special discounts and/or coupons available for my visit?

We’re sorry, but discounts and coupons are not valid for The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery.

The great news: Admission to The Construction Zone is just $5 per person (free for children under two and members), and entry to Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space in the Shops at Kenilworth is free. Memberships to Port Discovery are also on sale, and provide unlimited access to the Construction Zone, Play Space, and – once construction is complete - to the new exhibits and full Museum (plus some other extra benefits!).

What programs and events will you host while construction is underway? When is the next $2 Family Fun Night?

We will continue to host drop-in programs and select small special events at The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery. We will also host drop-in programs in Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space in the Shops at Kenilworth.  Please check our event calendar at www.PortDiscovery.org/calendar for information on upcoming events and known programs. Information about scheduled drop-in programs can also be accessed when you visit each location.

We’re sorry, but we do not currently have a $2 Family Fun Night scheduled for 2019. We encourage you to stay tuned for announcements about $2 Family Fun Night and other events via our email newsletter, website, and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles.

Is adult supervision required at The Construction Zone? At the Pop-Up Play Space?

Yes, adult supervision is required in both The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery and in Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space in the Shops at Kenilworth.

When will Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space in the Shops at Kenilworth open? Where is it located? Is admission free?

Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space is open now, Saturdays & Sundays in March 2019!

Check Tickets and Hours for the most up-to-date operating hours.
Days and hours of operation subject to change without advanced notice.

Admission is free for all visitors and Port Discovery members. Located at 800 Kenilworth Drive Towson, MD 21204. Adult/caregiver supervision is required at all times.

  • Saturdays: 10AM - 5PM
  • Sundays: 12 PM - 5PM
  • Monday - Friday: CLOSED

Spark your child’s imagination as you play and learn together at Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space at The Shops at Kenilworth! Located at The Shops at Kenilworth, the Pop-Up Play Space features fun and educational programs, messy art (think paint!), and fun, hands-on building activities, as well as previews of the exciting new exhibits to come at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

  • Build:  Get hands-on as you design, build and create!
  • Learn: Take part in educational activities that engage children in playful learning.
  • Create:  Join us in the messy art area (think paint!)

Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space is located in the Shops at Kenilworth at 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD, 21204. The Play Space is located on the first floor of the center, between South Moon Under and Jos. A Bank (and near Trader Joe’s).

Admission is FREE for all visitors. Visitors should check www.PortDiscovery.org for the most up-to-date operating hours.  No tickets are required for Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space in the Shops at Kenilworth.

When will The Construction Zone Open? How do I purchase tickets?

The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery is now open! Please check dates and hours of operation before visiting.

Current hours are as follows: 

  • Fridays: 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Saturdays: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sundays: Noon – 5 PM

Admission is free for members and children under two. Visitors two and older enter for $5 per person. Children and adults will receive wristbands upon entry.

Tickets for The Construction Zone must be purchased in person. We’re sorry – online ticket sales are not available for this experience.

Find out more about what you can see and do in The Construction Zone here: https://www.portdiscovery.org/featured

When will the project be completed?

Construction on two new immersive exhibits, the Port Exhibit and the SkyClimber, along with work to improve the Museum’s lobby, add a nursing station and family seating, renovate our lunch area, and to update Museum restrooms, is expected to take about four months, with the grand opening celebration for two new exhibits taking place in late spring 2019. 

As with any building project, plans evolve. We will keep visitors updated throughout this project and announce plans for the grand opening of new exhibits as the opening date nears. Updates can be found at PortDiscovery.org/Construction.

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