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Noontime New Year

Join Port Discovery on Thursday, December 31 for the best bedtime-friendly New Year celebration in Baltimore!

Countdown to New Years at Noon at this family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration! 

Noontime New Year 2020

When: Thursday, December 31 | 10AM - 3PM

Please note: The Harbor Park Garage located at 55 Market Place will offer Museum Guests $15 parking (with validation ticket from Musuem) from 9 AM - 6PM. 

Activities Include:

  • All Day: Stop by the StudioWorkshop to create DIY Party Poppers to use during our Noontime countdown - or take home with you to celebrate later that evening! 
  • All Day - Get ready to strike a pose! Stop by the festive New Year's Photo Op Corner to snap a picture with with friends and family to remember the fun for years to come.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM & Again 1:30PM - 2:30PM - Join Farmer Weathersky and his Flock of Clouds on the Third Floor as he herds his group of fantastical clouds around the Museum...but what's that sound? Guests are encouraged to join in and interact with this strolling entertainment. 
  • 11 AM - 1PM: Give a ten-foot-tall high five to our dancing, juggling and waving guest, Greg May, as he strolls the Museum floor!
  • 11 AM - 2PM: Enjoy meeting some new furry and scaly friends with Wildlife Adventures! This experience is a great way to learn about new animals in a safe way. 
  • 11:45 AM - Noon: - Countdown to New Year’s Eve! Help us countdown to 2020 with a bedtime friendly and very festive countdown, featuring a dance party and lots of colorful confetti! 

Admission is $17.95 for individuals one and up. Members and children under one enter for free. This is a popular event and is subject to selling out. Consider purchasing tickets online ahead of your visit to guarantee entry.

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Your Health & Safety

Be a Hero! Wear a Mask.

In accordance with CDC, State, and local guidelines, face coverings that properly cover your nose and mouth are required for guests ages 2 and older. Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, be secured with ties or ear loops, and fit snugly against the face. Acceptable examples include surgical masks and cloth face masks (either purchased or handmade). A supply of complimentary surgical masks are on hand for those who arrive without a proper face covering. 

We understand that you and your family may need mask breaks while you are here. To take a mask break, exit the Museum and then use your receipt to re-enter with masks in place. 

Cleaning & Disinfecting

We've leveled up our already robust cleaning practices at the Museum. Staff will be cleaning and disinfecting before, during, and after your visit. While you are here, you'll notice staff members cleaning and disinfecting exhibits, surfaces, toys, and more. You'll also notice Dirty Toy Bins throughout the Museum for your use. High traffic areas and objects will be sprayed with electrostatic sprayers before, during, and after your visit. Loose parts and manipulatives in each exhibit will be removed and replaced with a fresh set at the beginning of each play session. Additional deep cleaning will take place while the Museum is closed to the public.  For more information on what we are doing to level up our cleaning and disinfecting practices, explore our Reopening Plan, Cleaning Proceduresand FAQs about Reopening

Hand Sanitizing Stations & Hand Washing

We've added hand sanitizing stations for your use throughout the Museum. We require guests to sanitize their hands upon entry to the Museum, and before and after visiting each exhibit area. We also strongly encourage you to wash your hands frequently throughout your visit. 

Stay In Your Bubble - Measures to Encourage Physical Distancing

We ask our guests to please stay "in your bubble" - also known as the group of people you are visiting with! Please maintain a physical distance of 6ft from staff members and guests who are not with your group. We've made a variety of changes to the Museum experience to encourage physical distancing, including significantly reducing the Museum's capacity, creating one-way entrance and exit points, one-way linear paths for exploring the Museum, setting capacity limits for exhibit areas, and more. For more information on what we are doing to promote physical distancing, explore our Reopening Plan and FAQs about Reopening

Stay In Your Lane

We have established one-way entrance and exit points as well as one-way linear paths for exploring the Museum. Please follow directional signage and instructions from staff. Limit elevator usage to one family/group at a time, follow one-way signage for entry, exit, Museum stairs, and main floors. Floor markers and reminder signage will be found in all spaces. 

Follow Exhibit Capacity Guidelines

We have established exhibit capacity limits for each of our exhibit areas to help encourage and maintain physical distancing. Please kindly observe these capacity limits posted outside of each exhibit. If the area is full, please explore one of our many other exhibit areas and come back to visit later! 

Waivers & Health Screenings

Port Discovery Children’s Museum works to provide a safe and healthy environment for all guests. As part of our effort to create this environment, we ask staff and guests to avoid visiting the Museum when sick or showing signs of illness, or if you've recently been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 like symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result. Upon purchasing or reserving tickets, guests will be required to sign waivers regarding your responsibilities as a visitor, and regarding what the Museum is doing to keep you safe. Upon entry, all guests will be required to complete a health questionnaire.  Staff and Museum vendors are also required to complete health screenings before entering the Museum. For more information, review our Sick Policy.

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