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Experience interactive exhibits meant for children to touch, explore and investigate. 

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 learn to play together, experience real-world exhibits and situations and learn skills that help them in school and life. 

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Multiple Floors

The SkyClimber - Socks Required!

SkyClimber Exhibit

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First Floor

Studio Workshop

Girl Painting in BGE Studio Workshop

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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

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Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station

Child sitting in RoFo Beetle

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

Chessie's Grotto - Toddler Play Area

Chessie's Grotto - Toddler Play Area

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Second Floor

Adventure Expeditions

Girl and Mother playing in Adventure Expeditions

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Wonder Widgets

Wonder Widgets

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The Overlook

The Overlook at Port Discovery

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Third Floor

Previews, Pop-Ups & Prototypes

Previews, Pop Ups and Prototypes

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Tiny’s Diner

Children Serving Parents in Tiny's Diner

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Wonders of Water

Child in Bubble Hoop

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Here We Grow

Here We Grow exhibit

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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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Nano is an engaging and interactive mini-exhibition about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology for family audiences. Explore hands-on activities to discover the importance of things too small for the eye to see in nanoscale science.  

  • Build a Carbon Nanotube
  • Play “I Spy ” to discover nano in familiar places
  • Compare the relative effects of static electricity and gravity
  • and more! 

Developed by the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Nos. ESI-0532536 and 09040143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions
or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Here We Grow! (Currently on exhibition at Port Discovery Children's Museum)

Here We Grow!, Port Discovery’s own agricultural exhibit, introduces children and families to the processes, products, and people who work on farms. Here We Grow! explores farming through themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics, and art. Interactive exhibit components will immerse children and students into the world of farming!

Support for Here We Grow travel has been provided in part by Maryland Soybean Board, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Allied Milk Producers, and Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. The Here We Grow! exhibit was developed by Port Discovery with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under grant award number MA-10-13-0567-13, the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, the Wright Family Foundation, the Maryland Soybean Board, the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, and other generous agricultural partners. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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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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