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FILMING NOTICE: Port Discovery will be filming video for use in a commercial on Friday, July 23.  All visitors will be asked to sign permission waivers to be included in the filming. 
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Exhibits & Experiences For The Whole Family!

Explore what your children can see and learn at Port Discovery Children's Museum!

Port Discovery is Open for Play

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A Whole Museum Full of Fun, Interactive Things to Do With Kids!

Looking for fun things to do with kids that the whole family will enjoy? 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. Children of all ages learn to play together, experience real-world exhibits and situations and learn skills that help them in school and life. As you explore together, you'll be amazed by your child's imagination and curiosity - and how quickly they learn through play! 

Multiple Floors

The SkyClimber - Socks Required!

SkyClimber Exhibit

Encourage your children to build confidence, learn problem solving skills, build motor skills, and have fun as they try their hand at climbing the SkyClimber(And get in on the fun as you climb along with them!)

Check out the SkyClimber

The Port

Port Exhibit

Become the captain of an imaginative adventure on a life-sized cargo ship in The Port! Sail, navigate and be a ship engineer as you explore the seas and discover how products make their way around the world.

Check Out The Port

First Floor

Art Showcase

Art Showcase

 Enjoy rotating art throughout the year in our Art Showcase! 

Check out the Art Showcase

Studio Workshop

Girl Painting in BGE Studio Workshop

Let colorful and creative minds soar and come to life in our creative arts studio! Visit the BGE Studio Workshop to experience hands-on, creative exploration of visual arts of all kinds. 

Check out the BGE Studio Workshop
Art programs in Studio Workshop are made possible by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.

PD Presents

PD Presents children playing with instruments

Introduce children to the performing arts through interactive plays, theater workshops, musical performances, dance and more in this kid-sized theater. 

Check out PD Presents

Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station

Child sitting in RoFo Beetle

Stop into the Royal Farms Convenience Store & Fill’er Up Station where little ones can pretend to grocery shop! 

Check out the Royal Farms Convenience Store & Fill'er Up Station

Tangram Wall

Tangram Wall Exhibit

Work together to build one specific shape or imaginative creature using the colorful pieces on this fun magnetic wall! 

Check Out the Tangram Wall

Chessie's Grotto - Toddler Play Area

Chessie's Grotto - Toddler Play Area

Enjoy a toddler-sized adventure in this Under the Chesapeake Bay themed soft play area.

Check out Chessie's Grotto

Kick it Up! 

Children playing in Kick it Up soccer field

Hop, jump, skip and play in our unique, indoor stadium designed for multiple games and sports! 

Learn more about Kick it Up! 

Second Floor

Adventure Expeditions

 

Girl and Mother playing in Adventure Expeditions

Travel back in time to 1920’s ancient Egypt in Adventure Expeditions!

Check out Adventure Expeditions

The Oasis

Child working on puzzle inside Oasis exhibit

Read, play puzzles, explore games and play together in this space designed especially for early learners, including infants and toddlers!

Check out The Oasis 

Tot Trails

Children Playing in Tot Trails Sandbox

Infants and toddlers can sit, crawl, walk and explore in Tot Trails, an exhibit especially designed for our youngest learners. 

Check out Tot Trails

Over/Under Weaving Wall

Girl Weaving Ribbon into Weaving Wall

Weave ribbons, fabric, feathers and more into your own unique pattern on a large piece of net left behind from our beloved KidWorks exhibit. 

Check out The Over/Under Weaving Wall 

Wonder Widgets

Wonder Widgets

Assemble widgets by feeding the conveyer belt with the shapes it demands…and challenge a friend to see who can go the fastest!

Check out Wonder Widgets

The Overlook

The Overlook at Port Discovery

Experience the thrill of climbing and heights in The Overlook, which features fun climbing experiences and activities for all ages and abilities. 

Check out The Overlook

Third Floor

Sensory Wall

Sensory Wall Exhibit

Engage all of your senses as you explore a variety of colors, shapes, and textures! 

Check out the Sensory Wall

Tiny’s Diner

 

Children Serving Parents in Tiny's Diner

Pretend to be a chef, waiter or waitress, cashier and more in in Tiny’s Diner, a 50’s-style diner that’s filled with imaginative fun. 

Check out Tiny's Diner

Wonders of Water

Child in Bubble Hoop

Make a splash while learning all about water in Wonders of Water! Featuring a Stream Table, Bubble Hoop, Water Chimes, and a Plumbers Park area.

Check out Wonders of Water

Animationland presented locally by M&T Bank 

Animationland at Port Discovery

Observe as your little learner dives into a world of storytelling and animation using science and their imagination inside Animationland - only at Port Discovery for a limited time!
Check Out Animationland

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. Programs and offerings have also been supported by the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund. 

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Port Discovery offers interactive activities and hands-on exhibits to inspire imagination and learning! Plan your visit or donate today!

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