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Reopening FAQ: Will you be offering virtual programs? What is available?

Yes! We will continue offering virtual programs for online guests and members, and we are also offering a variety of virtual learning for camp groups, pre-schools, and other groups this summer and beyond! Visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/VirtualLearning for more information on programs for students, groups, and camps. Visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/visit/parenting-tips-resources for At-Home Play Activities and Ideas.

Reopening FAQ: Will you be accepting group reservations?

We are temporarily suspending group reservations to the Museum, but are offering a variety of virtual programs for camp groups, pre-schools and other groups this summer, and additional virtual programs will be offered for groups, schools, and more in the fall! Visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/VirtualLearning for more information.

Reopening FAQ: I was unable to reserve a ticket as a member/tickets were unavailable. Why is that?

We're very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. To ensure that there's plenty of room for play, learning, and safe physical distancing, we've significantly reduced the number of tickets available on any day the Museum is open. This means that you'll enjoy the Museum experience with fewer people, but that tickets may not always be available for the day you'd like to visit. We are also operating with reduced hours at this time as we navigate safely reopening to the public in a sustainable way.

Reopening FAQ: How do I register for my member account so that I can reserve tickets?

If this is your first time reserving online tickets, you will need to have your membership number to register your account. For assistance, email memberships@portdiscovery.org or call 410-864-2665.

Simply visit https://tickets.portdiscovery.org and use your membership information to log in to your account. Reserve the tickets needed for your visit for all members of your party, including any children under the age of one.

Reopening FAQ: Will membership prices be changing?

Memberships to Port Discovery will continue to be priced at $140 for a Family Membership (up to four people), $170 for a Family Plus Membership (up to six people), and $220 for a Contributing Membership (up to six people). Memberships pay for themselves in just two visits and include a variety of benefits including free unlimited admission, free members-only events, exclusive discounts, and more.

Reopening FAQ: How should I use/reserve tickets for guests associated with my membership?

Family Plus and Contributing members can still bring guests with them, but you must purchase guest tickets when making your ticket reservations.

Reminders: Admission for visitors and members is by reservation/advance tickets only. Tickets cannot be purchased on site. To purchase or reserve your tickets, visit https://tickets.portdiscovery.org and choose the specific date that you'd like to visit. Capacity is extremely limited - so we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets early so that you have the best chance to join us on the day and time that works best for you. Fill out all necessary information and waivers and complete your ticket purchase or reservation. Your tickets will be delivered electronically and will be valid for the date you selected only.

Reopening FAQ: What special/exclusive experiences will be offered to Members?

Port Discovery members will continue to enjoy free entry to the Museum, access to special members-only events, exclusive discounts, and more. We are also planning to continue exclusive virtual programs for members as well, and details will be shared exclusively with members via emails from the Museum. 

Reopening FAQ: Does a membership still provide unlimited visits at no cost?

Yes! A Port Discovery membership still includes unlimited free admission. Please keep in mind that Museum members enjoy free admission but must reserve an arrival time for all visits to the Museum, and that capacity is limited - so we strongly encourage you to reserve your tickets early so that you have the best chance to join us on the day and time that works best for you. Instructions on how to use your member information to log into the ticketing website to reserve your tickets at the member rate are below.

Use your member information to log into the ticketing website at https://tickets.portdiscovery.org/ in advance of your visit. If this is your first time reserving online tickets, you will need to have your membership number to register your account. For assistance, email memberships@portdiscovery.org or call 410-864-2665. Simply visit https://tickets.portdiscovery.org and use your membership information to log in to your account. Reserve the tickets needed for your visit for all members of your party, including any children under the age of one.

Reminders: Admission for visitors and members is by reservation/advance tickets only. Tickets cannot be purchased on site. To purchase or reserve your tickets, visit https://tickets.portdiscovery.org and choose the specific date that you'd like to visit. Capacity is extremely limited - so we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets early so that you have the best chance to join us on the day and time that works best for you. Fill out all necessary information and waivers and complete your ticket purchase or reservation. Your tickets will be delivered electronically and will be valid for the date you selected only.

Reopening FAQ: Will my Museum membership be extended?

Absolutely! Memberships to Port Discovery will be extended for the length of time that the Museum was closed so that you can still enjoy the full value and length of your membership. Thank you for your understanding and support during our temporary closure.

Reopening FAQ: What programs are being offered?

Only education programs that encourage physical distancing will be offered. Our educators and play experts have been designing ultra-playful programs and experiences to help welcome you back, including the activities described below. Please note that certain programs that you may have previously enjoyed at the Museum may be temporarily suspended so that we can maintain physical distancing during your visit. When possible, we will offer those programs virtually. 

Shadow Puppet Theater in  PD Presents:  Explore how light and shadows can become storytelling tools. The PD Presents exhibit will contain multiple, large shadow puppet boxes for guests to use with the shadow puppets they create in Studio Workshop. Create your own shadow play performance for your family!

Shadow Puppet Play Pals in Studio Workshop:  Join us in the studio workshop for some socially distanced fun while we make our own shadow puppets! Children and families will have the opportunity to experiment with the art of paper puppetry by creating their own unique paper dolls and puppets. After finishing their puppets in the studio, guests are invited to enter our shadow puppet play area in the PD Presents exhibit, where they can make their new friends come to life!

Slinky™ Zone in Previews, Pop-Ups, & Prototypes: Space Step into our Previews, Pop-Ups, & Prototypes exhibit for some Slinky™ racing and play! Guests big and small can show off their Slinky™ skills using stairs, ramps, and a built-in Slinky™ racing wall! 

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