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Play is integral in the development of critical skills: creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, risk taking, and problem solving.

Play, Learn and Make Memories Together 

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.

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Explore indoor fun, learning and play

SkyClimber Exhibit

Reach for the sky in a four-story SkyClimber. Become the captian of a giant cargo ship in The Port. Adventure through three floors of indoor, hands-on exhibits and make memories that last a lifetime. 


Enjoy Daily Programs and Special Events 

Winter of Wonder

Check out specia events taking place this winter at Port Discovery, including $2 Family Fun Nights, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations, Lunar New Year, Black History Month events and more. 


Activities for Babies, Infants, Toddlers, and School-Aged Children 

Children Playing in Tot Trails Sandbox

Port Discovery is designed especially for babies, toddlers, and children up to 10 years old. And, exhibits, events and activities are fun for the whole family. 

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Plan Your Visit

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Check out Port Discovery's hours, address, plarking information, admission prices, tips for visiting, and more! 

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Plan a Field Trip

Child Exploring Light and Science

Looking for a fun, educational field triip for your school group, camp group, or youth group? Port Discovery offers hands-on field trips everyone will enjoy. 


Plan a Birthday Party 

Girl Hanging in The Overlook Smiling

Celebrate your child's birthday at Port Discovery! Check out our affordable packages and unique party themes. 


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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