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Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Maryland 529 Partner to Host $2 Family Fun Nights

BALTIMORE, Md. – January 8, 2020 – Thanks to a partnership between Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Maryland 529, children and families of Baltimore and beyond will have a chance to explore big new exhibits and enjoy purposeful play and learning during a series of $2 Family Fun Nights at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

$2 Family Fun Nights presented by Maryland 529 will be offered on the following Fridays in 2020 from 4 to 8 PM:  January 17, February 21, and March 20. Admission will be $2 per person for individuals one and older; admission is free for Members and for children under one.

“We are thankful for support from Maryland 529 to offer this series of $2 Family Fun Nights to the children and families of Baltimore and beyond,” said Bryn Parchman, President & CEO of Port Discovery Children’s Museum. “Play is the very best way children learn, and $2 Family Fun Nights are important opportunities for children and families to play, learn and make memories together – while also developing skills that will help them in school and life.”

Made possible through support from Maryland 529, $2 Family Fun Nights provide children and families with access to exploration, learning and play in one of the nation’s top children’s Museums. Visitors will enjoy brand new exhibits including The Port and The SkyClimber, updated amenities, and additional learning and fun in exhibits like Wonders of Water, Tiny’s Diner, Kick it Up!, Here We Grow! and more.

“We are proud to partner with Port Discovery Children’s Museum to provide children and families a fun and enriching experience that they may not otherwise be able to afford,” said Michelle Winner, Director of Marketing. “We understand that the cost of college these days seems intimidating but saving for college doesn’t have to be. Through our partnership with the museum, Maryland 529 is committed to increasing awareness among families about the importance of saving for their children’s higher education expenses and that they may be eligible to receive up to $500 from the State of Maryland for college savings through the Save4College State Contribution Program.”$2 Family Fun Nights have been enormously successful at Port Discovery Children’s Museum, attracting more than 96,500 visitors since their start in 2010. These widely popular evenings provide full access to Port Discovery’s learning environments and exhibits, visiting exhibits, and opportunities for family bonding through exploration, learning and play.

About Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Port Discovery Children’s Museum has served more than five million children and families since opening in 1998 and is ranked among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Fodor’s Travel, Forbes and Parents Magazine. Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers three floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs. To learn more, visit

About Maryland 529

Please read the Enrollment Kit which describes the investment objectives, risks, expenses, and other important information that you should consider carefully before you invest in the Maryland 529 Plans. The Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer Prepaid College Trust and Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer College Investment Plan enrollment kit is available at or by calling 888.4MD.GRAD.  Also, if you or your beneficiary live outside of Maryland, you should compare Maryland 529 to any college savings program offered by your home state or your beneficiary’s home state, which may offer state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan.

Maryland 529, Administrator and Issuer.

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Maryland College Investment Plan Program Manager and Investment Advisor.

T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc., Maryland College Investment Plan Distributor/Underwriter.


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