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FILMING NOTICE: Port Discovery will be filming video for use in a commercial on Friday, July 23.  All visitors will be asked to sign permission waivers to be included in the filming. 
Port Discovery is open for play! Please purchase tickets online prior to arriving at the Museum. Online tickets are required for all visitors and members at this time. On-site ticket availability is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Buy Tickets | Safety Protocols & Important InformationPlan Your Visit | Hours

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Port Discovery Hours & Admission

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Port Discovery's Hours of Operation

July & August 2021 Hours 

Important Reminders: Online Tickets are required for everyone in your party, including members. Please purchase online tickets at prior to arriving at the Museum to ensure that you can join us on the date and time that work best for you and your family.  On-site ticket availability is extremely limited and not guaranteed.  Your tickets will be delivered electronically and will be valid for the date you selected only.


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

  • $2 Community Day: The Museum will host a $2 Community Day on Wendesday, July 21 and on Wednesday, August 18.  Admission is $2/person for individuals one and older; children under the age of one and Museum Members enter for free. 
  • PlayMakers Access Program: Through Port Discovery’s PlayMakers program, any Maryland family that qualifies for nutritional assistance and is in possession of a valid EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID can visit Port Discovery for $3 per person (valid for up to 5 tickets per EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID) on any day the Museum is open to the general public. Learn more about the program and how to reserve tickets via the PlayMakers Program.
  • Get Unlimited Play for a Year with a MembershipMemberships pay for themselves in two visits!

  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.

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