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Plan a Field Trip to Port Discovery 

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A field trip to Port Discovery provides your students with opportunities to learn through hands-on, fun and unique activities that help them apply what they are learning in the classroom. Group visits are available throughout the year for groups of 15 or more children and feature highly discounted ticket prices. 

Find information below designed to help you plan your field trip. Then, please call our reservations office and let a Museum expert help you plan your visit. 

Make a Reservation

Fill out the form below to request more information and to begin the process of scheduling your group visit! Groups are encouraged to book their trip to Port Discovery at least four weeks in advance. Reservations are required.

Port Discovery is committed to welcoming all guests to experience Port Discovery, and provides a variety of accommodations for visitors with special needs. To discuss and arrange accommodations, please contact us at 410-864-2727 or email groupsales@portdiscovery.org

 

 

Plan Your Visit

Admission

School Groups (Available September-May,  Excluding Weekends and Holidays)

  • Rates beginning at $10.00 per child. Required chaperones enter free. Additional discounts may be available for Maryland Students.

Summer Groups (Available June-August)

  • Rates are $12.50 per person

*All groups must include a minimum of 15 children to qualify for group admission.

Port Discovery memberships and general admission discounts cannot be applied to group visits.

Payments

$100 nonrefundable deposit is due at time of booking.  The balance is due one (1) week prior to visit date. 

Purchase orders and personal checks are not acceptable forms of payment.

Rescheduling & Cancellation

Things happen! To avoid forfeiture of any payments, you must contact Port Discovery Group Sales within one week of your original visit date to reschedule.

Deposits are nonrefundable for cancelled visits.

Chaperone Requirements

  • Chaperones must be 18 years of age or older.
  • We require one chaperone per eight children.
  • Additional adults will be charged (Required school group chaperones are free).

Lunch

Port Discovery schedules timed lunched for all group visits.  While lunch storage is provided, we do not offer refrigeration or heating services.  In addition, we are located within walking distance to a variety of child and family-friendly restaurants.

Accessibility & Inclusion

Port Discovery is committed to welcoming all guests to experience Port Discovery, and provides a variety of accommodations for visitors with special needs. To discuss and arrange accommodations, please contact us at 410-864-2727 or email groupsales@portdiscovery.org.

We offer grant funding and accessibility programs to reduce or completely eliminate the cost of admission for group visits to qualifying participants as funds are available. In addition, Port Discovery is ADA accessible.

 

Location

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

 

Current Hours

PORT DISCOVERY IS OPEN AS FOLLOWS:

  • Mondays in October: CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Friday:  10 AM - 4 PM 
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM 
  • Sunday: Noon - 5 PM 

Parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum

Harbor Park Garage

Harbor Park Garage:  55 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Discounted Parking Available Most Days for Port Discovery guests
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 below information as some dates are excluded.

Tips:

  • Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum
  • Discounted parking of $15 parking discount is valid for regular museum hours only, from one hour prior to museum opening to one hour after the museum is closed.
  • Discounted parking for $10 applies for Birthday Party Guests, Overnight Adventure Guests, and $2 Family Fun Night Guests.
  • *The Harbor Park Garage does not offer validations or special discounts on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Spring Break dates, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and other select dates
  • Be sure to request a validation ticket upon your entry or exit from the Museum to take advantage of the discounted parking rate.
  • Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Guest Services Station or Box Office to receive your discount
  • We're sorry, but Port Discovery does not manage nor provide refunds for parking at the Harbor Park Garage.

Bus, Van & Motorcoach Parking

Bus, Van & Motorcoach Parking

Port Discovery welcomes groups of all sizes! Please find information on unloading and parking buses, vans and motorcoaches near our facility below.

Locations for bus and van parking near our facility include:

  • Edison Parkfast 215 East Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410-244-0606
  • LAZ Parking 300 East Pratt Street Lot 144 Commerce Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410-659-4079
  • Pier V Surface Lot 721 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202 443-909-7590 (Cannot accommodate school bus size vehicles)
  • Central Parking Systems –Camden Yards Lot C 351 West Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410-347-9330

For more information about rates, availability and hours of operation, please contact the suggested parking lots provided. Please adhere to the loading, unloading, and parking instructions to make your visit pleasant. Unattended, illegally stages/parked vehicles or unauthorized street loading may result in traffic citations up to $102.00.

Find information on Motorcoach/Large Vehicle Parking information via the Visit Baltimore website. Please note that all parking at this facility must be pre-purchased online. Blackout dates do apply.

Request More Information

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Make a Reservation

Fill out the form below to request more information and to begin the process of scheduling your group visit! Groups are encouraged to book their trip to Port Discovery at least four weeks in advance. Reservations are required.

Contact Us

Have additional questions? Contact us at 410.864.2727 or groupsales@portdiscovery.org. 

 

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.

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