Exhibits & Experiences For The Whole Family!
Explore what your children can see and learn at Port Discovery Children's Museum!
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!
At Home Play
Easy, fun, and imaginative activities you can do at home - Wahoo! We know that things are a little upside down in your world at the moment - so we've put together some activities and projects that you can do together with your little ones - or that they can follow along with on their own! You'll find art activities, music and movement, theater, sensory play, early literacy and storytimes, science experiments and more.
The SkyClimber - Socks Required!
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!)
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.
Enjoy rotating art throughout the year in our Art Showcase!
Paint, sculpt, color and create 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.
Introduce children to the performing arts through interactive plays, theater workshops, musical performances, dance and more in this kid-sized theater.
Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station
Stop into the Royal Farms Convenience Store & Fill’er Up Station where little ones can pretend to grocery shop!
Work together to build one specific shape or imaginative creature using the colorful pieces on this fun magnetic wall!
Chessie's Grotto - Toddler Play Area
Enjoy a toddler-sized adventure in this Under the Chesapeake Bay themed soft play area.
Kick it Up!
Hop, jump, skip and play in our unique, indoor stadium designed for multiple games and sports!
Infants and toddlers can sit, crawl, walk and explore in Tot Trails, an exhibit especially designed for our youngest learners.
Over/Under 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.
Assemble widgets by feeding the conveyer belt with the shapes it demands…and challenge a friend to see who can go the fastest!
Experience the thrill of climbing and heights in The Overlook, which features fun climbing experiences and activities for all ages and abilities.
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.
Wonders of Water
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.
Here We Grow
Here We Grow! introduces children and their caregivers to farm processes, products and people through the themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics and art.
Port Discovery offers interactive activities and hands-on exhibits to inspire imagination and learning! Plan your visit or donate today!