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Play Areas & Activities for Children 

Activities for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Children

 Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Elementary School Children


Exhibits, activities, and events at Port Discovery are designed with little learners, their families, and teachers in mind. Here, you'll find experiences that are geared especially for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. As your children explore the Museum and play together, make-believe, create connections, and play, parents and caregivers are encouraged to get in on the fun - and to watch, learn and be proud of what their children accomplish along the way!


Looking for activities geared just for babies and toddlers? Check out several exhibits where you can explore sensory play, playful activities, and time connecting with other children and parents. Plus find programs that offer additional play and learning experiences for our youngest visitors, including music, storytimes, and art. Searching for activities for preschoolers and school-aged children? You'll find a variety of indoor play areas where children are encouraged to get active, build confidence, play pretend, be curious, and have fun. 

Activities for Babies & Infants 

Babies and Toddlers Enjoying Music Time

It's never too early to introduce your children to literacy, music, art, theater, science and more! Port Discovery provides a variety of special programs, exhibits, and events that are geared towards infants and toddlers.

See Exhibits & Experiences for Babies & Infants  Tips for VIsiting with Infants & Toddlers 


Activities for Toddlers & Pre-K 

Two girls making art with their feet

Toddlers and young learners can explore exhibits designed especially for them, hands-on activities, music and movement programs, storytimes, and more! 

See Exhibits & Experiences for Toddlers & Pre-K Tips for VIsiting with Infants & Toddlers 

Exhibits & Experiences for Ages 5 - 10

Several school aged children playing  with levers in pretend engine room

Children ages 5 and up have plenty to see, do and explore at Port Discovery - from a giant four-story SkyClimber to a working Port, theater and art programs, and more! 

See Exhibits & Experiences for Ages 5-10

Tips for Visiting with Kids Ages 7 - 10

Family Events & Programs

Woman and child smiling at camera

Looking for fun family events happening today, this weekend, or this month? There's always something fun, playful (and educational!) happening at Port Discovery! Explore upcoming programs and events at Port Discovery!



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