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Do You FEEL the Sounds?

Do You FEEL the Sounds? Port Discovery's Percussion Garden enhanced to be fully accessible for children and families. 

Science shows that music helps our brains develop distinctions between sounds, aiding in literacy. Music also helps children learn new ways to express themselves and to connect to the world around them. These benefits are all the more pointed for children with special needs.

Birthday Parties at Port Discovery

Make it Memorable! Plan your Birthday Party with us!

Looking for affordable, easy-to-plan and one-of-a-kind ways to celebrate your child’s next birthday? Celebrate your child’s special day at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!

Children celebrating birthday parties

Explore A·MAZE·D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips

Explore giant indoor mazes in this interactive exhibit, open August 4 through September 2, 2018!

Explore giant indoor mazes that challenge you to use logic, math and problem-solving skills at Port Discovery’s newest temporary exhibit A·MAZE·D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips, opening Saturday, August 4, 2018!

Fantastic Fridays

Join Port Discovery on Fridays  for drop-in programs that teach through play! Explore movement and music together as you sing and dance along during our lively Tiny Tots Music Time. Introduce children to early literacy skills during Mother Goose on the Loose® , take part in our signature Circle Time, and create simple art projects as a family!

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Toddler Time: Wednesdays at Port Discovery

Looking for interactive, fun and educational programs for your infant, toddler, pre-schooler or kindergartener?Join us on Wednesdays, when our drop-in programming is designed especially for children ages birth to six! Join in our interactive story time, explore rhythm and music together during Jingle Jangle Music Time and introduce children to early literacy skills through Mother Goose on the Loose®.  Wednesdays at Port Discovery are also limited to groups with children under the age of six, making for a great day of play and learning for your little ones.  

Opening Soon: The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® Exhibit

Hot Potato! The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® Exhibit Opens September 22

Join in Opening Celebrations for The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® Exhibit! 

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® Exhibit!

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® exhibit to open at Port Discovery this Fall

Spud-tacular news! A new family-favorite is coming to Port Discovery this fall!

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® exhibit will be coming to Port Discovery September 22, 2018 through January 21, 2019!

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD

20 Ways to Play & Learn this Fall

Looking forward to fall weather, family time and (hello!) routines again?! We hear you! And, we’re thrilled to share what’s coming up at Port Discovery for visitors and members this fall, including extended hours for play this September and updated hours for the fall!

New September Hours

Enjoy More Play & Learning this September at Port Discovery

Say it ain’t so….summer fun (and weather) will soon come to an end. Good news, though… Port Discovery is adding to your opportunities to play with extended hours this September.

Join us this September for purposeful play and learning. Beginning September 4th, our hours for September are as follows: 

Labor Day Celebration

Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with us this Labor Day!


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