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Mini-exhibitions for rent from Port Discovery

Looking for ways to provide new experiences, fresh exhibits and unique programs to your visitors without breaking the bank? Engage and entertain visitors with fresh, educational, and FUN interactive exhibits from Port Discovery Children’s Museum, one of the area’s leaders in informal learning and purposeful play! Through Port Discovery's Museum on the Move program, you can rent a variety of unique mini-exhibitions that engage family audiences in playful learning about science, space, agriculture and other topics.

Interactive, educational programs are available as add-ons to each exhibit and can be tailored to complement the exhibit of your choice at your location.

Available Exhibits

Nano

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.

Specifications:

  • Footprint: 400 square feet. The mini-exhibition's modular design allows for flexible configurations and layouts. 
  • Layout: modular design and flexible configurations
  • Signage: Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Power: one exhibit component requires electricity
  • Location: indoor use only
  • Setup: components fit through standard door and elevator
  • Maintenance: minimal

Commitments:

Successful applicants must agree to:

  • Display the complete exhibition for 6 months*
  • Maintain the exhibition in accordance with training
  • Have in-house staff supervision of exhibiting area
  • Staff assistance on site for installation
  • Sign a contract with Port Discovery for the loan period

Here We Grow!

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!

Specifications:

  • Footprint: 576 square feet or 24’ x 24’. The mini-exhibition's modular design allows for flexible configurations and layouts. 
  • Layout: modular design and flexible configurations
  • Signage: bilingual English and Spanish
  • Location: indoor use only
  • Power: one exhibit component requires electricity
  • Maintenance: minimal

Committments: 

Successful applicants must agree to:

  • Display the complete exhibition for 6 months*
  • Maintain the exhibition in accordance with training
  • Have in-house staff supervision of exhibiting area
  • Staff assistance on site for installation
  • Sign a contract with Port Discovery for the rental period

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

Reserve a Port Discovery Exhibit 

  • For more information on availability or exhibit features contact Exhibit Development Coordinator 410-864-2719 or by email at tshuck@portdiscovery.org
  • For more information on programming options contact Community Outreach Coordinator 410-864-2683 or by email at bhenschel@portdiscovery.org
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