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Indoor Play & Family Fun

Three floors of hands-on indoor play and learning that's fun for the whole family!

Port Discovery is Open for Play! 

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Indoor play and learning for kids of all ages! 

Experience a day well spent with the whole family at Port Discovery Children's Museum!  Port Discovery features three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that encourage children to use their imaginations, ask questions, and explore how things work as they learn through play.

As you explore a fun day of indoor play for kids - and kids at heart - you'll be learning together and making memories that last a lifetime.


Port Discovery Open for Play!

Online Tickets Required for Visitors & Members

Port Discovery is now open for play! Find our current hours of operation, purchase or reserve tickets, and review important things to know before your visit!  Online Tickets are required for everyone in your party, including members. Please purchase online tickets 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. 

Advance Tickets Required. Purchase/Reserve Today!  


Indoor Play for Children 

SkyClimber Exhibit

Climb for the sky in a four-story SkyClimber. Become the captian of a giant cargo ship in The Port. Pretend to be a chef in Tiny's Diner. A visit to Port Discovery equals a day of indoor play, learning and memory making that's fun for the whole family. As you explore three floors of children's play areas made for kids - and kids at heart - to touch, move, and play with, you'll also learn about your little learner and their interests. Check out the many indoor play areas desgined for kids of all ages, and you'll find a variety of experiences designed just for infants and toddlers, exhibits that will excite and entertain preschoolers, and experiences that older children will love. 


Find Programs & Activities Your Kids Will Love! 

Enjoy fun, exciting, and educational in-person and virtual events and programs for children of all ages! Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll experience a day filled with magic and wonder at Port Discovery.

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Hours, Tickets, Parking, Visitor Tips & More! 

Little Boy Smiling at end of Slide

Plan your visit to Port Discovery today! You'll find helpful information including hours, our address and location, parking information, admission prices, tips for visiting, information on upcoming family events and much more! 

Plan Your Visit to Port Discovery


Virtual Learning with Port Discovery!

Virtual Learning for Schools

Looking for live or pre-recorded interactive virtual programs for students, schools, daycares, camps, or other groups?  Explore our interactive virtual programs for students in Pre-K through 5th grades!  Choose from fun, flexible, and ready-made programs exploring art, science, animals, reading, and more.



Find Experiences to Explore By Age 

Port Discovery staff member and bee puppet talk to boy

Looking for indoor play and learning for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children up to age 10? Port Discovery has three floors of interactive exhibits to entertain - and educate! You'll find programs and exhibits geared to each age range! Check out our recommended exhibits and experiences by age.


Find Activities By Age

Tip & Activity Ideas for Families

Tip & Activity Ideas for Families

Being a parent is hard. We're here to make that easier. Enjoy helpful parenting inspiration, must-have kiddo hacks, how-to activities you can enjoy together, and more! 


Port Discovery Children’s Museum student visits and programs are supported in part by the Maryland State Department of Education. Programs and exhibits at Port Discovery are made possible in part by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government. Programs and offerings have also been supported by the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund. 

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