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The Very Eric Carle exhibit will open on Friday, May 27 

Online tickets are required for all visitors. Capacity is limited and tickets often sell out. 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 June 19

Hours for All Guests: 

  • Wednesday - Sunday:  Port Discovery is open from 10 AM - 1 PM and 2 PM - 5 PM 
  • SPECIAL HOURS: Open on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day 10 AM - 1 PM OR 2 PM - 5PM.

Advance Tickets/Reservations Required

Hours from June 20 - September 5

  • Hours 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 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 $19.95/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: $19.95 
      • Museum Members: Free
      • Children Under Age 1: Free
      • Advance online tickets/reservations are required of everyone, including members (members still enter for free).  


      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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