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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. 


Hours, Admission & Discounts 

Port Discovery Hours & Admission

Port Discovery's Hours of Operation


Hours through September 5 for Members & General Admission Guests  

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 10 AM - 1 PM and 2 PM - 5 PM
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays:  2 PM - 5 PM 

The Museum is closed to the general public from 10 AM - 1 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These play sessions are reserved for group visitors only. 


Hours through September 5 for Group Visitors & Field Trips  

    • Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 1 PM and 2 PM - 5 PM 
    • SPECIAL HOURS: The Museum is open to groups only from  10 AM - 1 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These play sessions are reserved for group visitors only. 

    Open Exploration is available for group visitors on Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions only. All other group visits featured guided programs in the Museum. 

    Advance Tickets/Reservations Required

    Admission to Port Discovery 

    General Admission to Port Discovery is $21.95/person for individuals one and up. Children under one and members enter for free. Admission to the Museum is by advance ticket/reservation only, and provides you with several hours of play, learning, and fun!  Advance Tickets can be purchased/Reservations can be made at  in advance of your visit. We're sorry, but on-site tickets are not available at this time. 

    • Ages 1 and up: $21.95 for ages 1 and up
    • Museum Members: Free
    • Children Under Age 1: Free
    • Advance online tickets/reservations are required of everyone, including members (members still enter for free).  
    • Groups of 10 children or more must reserve in advance. Groups without a reservation may be turned away at Box Office. Due to capacity restrictions, bulk general admission ticket purchases are not allowed.


    Available Discount & Access Programs

      Learn more about the PlayMakers Access Program

    Guest Amenities 

    • Outside snacks and drinks are allowed in the Museum but can be consumed only within The Pier (located on Level 1 of the Museum). When using tables in the Pier, please observe physical distancing, and use provided sanitizing wipes to clean tables before and after use. We do not offer a cafe or restaurant in the Museum, but vending machines are available and kid-friendly restaurants are nearby. 
    • The Museum features free lockers and a free area to hang coats/jackets on a first-come, first-served basis. Sanitizing wipes are provided, and guests are asked to wipe lockers and coat hooks down before and after use.  
    • Strollers are allowed in the Museum, but we ask that you please keep your stroller with you unless visiting Tot Trails or Wonders of Water


    Museum Address & Parking

    35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

    Parking Garage: Please note that the address for the nearest parking garage, Harbor Park Garage, is 55 Market Place. Located directly next door to Port Discovery Children’s Museum at the corner of Lombard Street and Market Place.  The Harbor Park Garage offers discounted parking on most of the days the Museum is open. Please carefully read the information on our parking page as some dates are excluded.

    Location & Parking Information

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