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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! 

Multiple Floors

The SkyClimber - Socks Required!

Three Story Rope SkyClimber featuring a Swirly Metal Slide

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

Giant Blue and White Ship in Middle of Museum

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

Framed Artwork Created by Kids Hanging on Wall

 Enjoy rotating art throughout the year in our Art Showcase! 

Check out the Art Showcase

Studio Workshop

Two Children Creating Artwork in 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

Family and children use shadow puppets to put on a shadow puppet play

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

Girl pretending to drive car

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

Colorful Shapes on Magnetic Wall

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

Colorful and friendly Sea Monster and soft play area for toddlers

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

Check out Chessie's Grotto

Kick it Up! 

Group of children play soccer on indoor 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

Group of children on small rope bridge pull themselves across a pretend river

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

Check out Adventure Expeditions

The Oasis

Man and child read a book in a book filled exhibit area

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

A boy and a girl looking up at tube with leaves floating

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

Child weaves fabrics into rope on 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

Girl matching shapes with holders on conveyer belt

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

Two children sitting on rope swings in Overlook area

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

Blocks against wall with different materials, patterns and colors.

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

Check out the Sensory Wall

Tiny’s Diner

Child wears chef hat and makes food creations in area modeled after a 50's style diner

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

Check out Tiny's Diner

Wonders of Water

Child sprays water at instruments in exhibit all about 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.

Check out Wonders of Water

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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