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Port Discovery is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. We are operating at less than 25% capacity and have made a variety of other updates to provide you with a safe, fun experience. Plan Your Visit and Purchase Tickets Today! 

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. While you are welcome to submit your request via social media, please note that your request will be submitted to the contact mentioned above. The social media team cannot provide information about the status of submissions.

Do you offer opportunities to sleep over at the Museum?

We do! For information about dates, programs, and how to make reservations, visit our Overnight Adventures page, or contact Kelly Hawkins, Senior Operations Manager at 410.864.2726 or

I’m interested in booking a special event. How do I get started?

Awesome! Events at Port Discovery are so much fun – and pretty spectacular on the eyes, too! For more information on facility rentals, please contact Kelly Hawkins, Senior Operations Manager at 410.864.2726 or

I’m interested in booking a birthday party. How do I get started?

We’d love to host your birthday party! Choose from several different party packages and themes that are educational, interactive and memorable for any little learner!

Contact Ashley Smith, Birthday Coordinator, at 410.865.2657 or to get started.

I’m interested in bringing students on a field trip or group visit. How do I get started?

Yippee!  We’d love to host your field trip or group visit!  Please visit our Group Visits webpage and/or contact Group Reservations at 410-864-2727 or email

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.

What should I do if I lose my Membership card?

In case of a misplaced membership card, contact the Membership Department at 410.864.2665.

How many Membership cards do I receive?

One membership card is issued (emailed) per membership.

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!

Does my Membership start immediately or by calendar year?

Membership starts on the date of purchase and will expire the following year at the end of the month of purchase. Example: A Membership purchased on 7/16/19 will begin on the date of purchase and expire 7/31/20.


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