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Do you offer a Corporate Membership Program?

Yes, Port Discovery welcomes corporate members! We offer several different levels of corporate memberships. Please visit our Corporate Memberships page for more information.

How do I become a member?

Click here to enroll online or sign up at the Port Discovery Box Office during your next visit. (Please note that memberships cannot be purchased in the Members Express line.) You can also become a member by calling 410.864.2665.

About Memberships

Port Discovery’s Membership is an option for families who would like to take advantage of the most economical way to visit Port Discovery all year long. Members have the option of choosing a plan that gives unlimited admission for up to six people. Each additional person added to the plan is $25. Memberships cannot exceed three cardholders.

When does my Membership arrive?

Port Discovery has gone green! Your card will be sent via email to the email address listed on the membership within 3 business days. Should you wish to visit the museum before receiving your card via email, bring your photo ID and the Box Office will welcome you for a great visit!

Should we plan on taking a break during our visit?

You know your child better than anyone; we suggest that you plan for breaks to prevent tiredness. Please use our directory, read the floor plan or ask one of our friendly Program Associates questions about age-appropriate activities for your children.


How do I submit a request for a donation for my organization?

Port Discovery Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that inspires children to imagine, play, learn and grow! The Museum supports other non-profit organizations in their fundraising efforts by donating passes through our Pass Donation Program.

Donation requests are filled through a monthly drawing. If your organization’s letter is drawn, your organization will receive four (4) free-admission passes, a $58 value. However, due to the high volume of requests, there is no guarantee that any given request will be fulfilled.

Due to the high volume of requests, the Museum is unable to provide information about the status of submissions. If the Museum is able to fulfill your request, we will mail 4 complementary passes to the address provided.

To qualify:

  • Must be a local, non-profit organization
  • Organization’s mission must support the enrichment of the Museum’s core audience, children ages 0-10

To submit, please include the following:

  • Copy of the organization’s mission statement (Not required for school groups)
  • Date and brief description of the event on organization letterhead

Organizations may only request one donation per 12-month period.

Requests must be received by the Museum at least (8) WEEKS in advance of the event.

Please mail to:
Donation Requests
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Or email to:


No phone calls, please.

Are there any restaurants within walking distance?

Yes. There are several family-friendly restaurants and fast-food facilities within a 2 block radius of the Museum including Charm City PizzaMex BaltimoreLuckie's Tavern, Subway, P.F. Changs, Miss Shirley's, and Chick-fil-A Inner Harbor

Power Plant is located two blocks away and offers restaurants including Phillips, Potbelly, Hard Rock Cafe, Chipotle and more. Additional restaurants are located at Harborplace, just 3 blocks away from the Museum.

Special Discount Offers for Port Discovery Guests!
Mex Baltimore is a Tex-Mex restaurant, with options for the entire family. Located directly across from Port Discovery, stop by after your visit and receive 10% off your entire check just by showing your wristband!

Stop by Family Meal, located in the Inner Harbor, after your visit and receive 15% off your meal when you show your Port Discovery wristband! 

What should I do if a parent or child becomes separated during a visit?

Separated Child/Parent Guidelines

  • Pre-arrange a family meeting place before engaging in the wonderful Museum exhibits and activities.
  • Identify a Port Discovery Children’s Museum staff member with a radio or wearing a purple polo shirt.
  • Please be aware that your child will not be able to exit the Museum with another party as the wristband system is checked and controlled by a security staff member at all times.
  • Note that KidWorks is an "up only" climbing experience. We recommend that adults always climb with your children in order to stay together. A sign with guidelines for enjoying KidWorks are located at the base of KidWorks on the first floor.

Does the Museum provide lockers and a coat check area?

Lockers and a coat room area are located inside The Pier on the first floor. Lockers are $1 (one token) for small lockers and $2 (2 tokens) for large lockers. The token machine only accepts $1 bills and can be found in The Pier. Please note that these facilities are used at your own risk and the Museum is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Where can I find family friendly hotel accommodations?

For family-friendly accommodations near the museum, check out these exceptional hotels!

Harbor Magic Hotel (0.5 miles)
Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys Baltimore (6.8 miles)
Fairfield Inn and Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor (0.4 miles)

Check Visit Baltimore's website for other hotel options near Port Discovery Children's Museum and other Downtown Baltimore attractions! 


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