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Online tickets are required for all visitors. Onsite and day-of tickets may be available but are not guaranteed. Mask wearing is optional. 


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

Occasionally parents and children are temporarily separated – which we know can be a scary event for everyone! Our staff is trained to look for and re-unite separated guests, but in the event you are separated during your visit to the Museum, here are tips to follow:

  • Pre-arrange a family meeting place before engaging in the Museum exhibits and activities. Instruct all family members to re-unite at this location in the event they become separated from one another.
  • Identify a Port Discovery Children’s Museum staff member with a radio or wearing a purple polo shirt. They will be happy to help you and your party reunite.
  • Try to remember identifying details about your party – in the event that a staff member is helping to find your separated guest(s), they’ll ask you questions like the person’s name, description, approximate height, what clothing they are wearing, etc.

General Info: Where can I find family friendly hotel accommodations?

For family-friendly accommodations near the museum, check out information on nearby hotels, restaurants and attractions. Check Visit Baltimore's website for other hotel options near Port Discovery Children's Museum and other Downtown Baltimore attractions!

General Info: Are there any restaurants within walking distance?

Yes! We’re located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where you can find a lot of great dining options! There are a number of family-friendly restaurants and fast-food options within a three-block radius of the Museum, including Chick-fil-A Inner Harbor, Subway, Miss Shirley’s, and many more. Please check our Hotels, Restaurants, and Attractions page for additional information.

General Info: Are food/drinks available in the Museum? Can we bring food/drinks?

We offer vending machines for snacks and beverages in the Museum. Please note that there is not a café nor a restaurant in the Museum. Conveniently, many family-friend restaurants are nearby and within a short walk from the Museum. 

You are permitted to bring food and drinks into the Museum, but please note that they are not permitted inside the Museum exhibits. There is a designated eating area at Port Discovery in which you may eat your lunch or snacks. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no access to refrigerators or microwave.

General Info: Does the Museum provide lockers and a coat check area?

Port Discovery offers a limited number of free lockers and a small area to hang coats. Please note that these facilities are used at your own risk and the Museum is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

General Info: Do you offer a Nursing Station? Where is it located?

Yes! You’ll find a private Nursing Station located in the toddler-focused exhibit Tot Trails. Families who are nursing and in search of privacy are welcome to use this area. 

Accessibility: May I bring a stroller into the Museum?

Yes! Port Discovery is a stroller-friendly Museum. You are welcome to use your stroller throughout the Museum and can park your stroller in designated areas.

Accessibility: Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Port Discovery is wheelchair accessible. Elevators are available and you are welcome to use wheelchairs throughout the Museum.

General Info: Is adult supervision required at Port Discovery? Can adults visit without children?

Adult supervision is required at all times at Port Discovery. An adult is considered someone 18+ with a valid ID.

Adults must be accompanied by children in order to visit Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Adults not accompanied by children must have an appointment to visit and must be accompanied by a member of the Port Discovery staff throughout their visit.

General Info: Should we plan on taking a break during our visit?

We suggest that you plan for breaks, but you certainly know your children better than anyone! Typically, visitors spend two to three hours exploring the Museum each time they visit. Repeat visits to the Museum help you explore more exhibits, and allows your child to benefit from exploring and trying things again and again. You’ll be surprised what they learn and how confident they become when they have the chance to do things more than once!


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