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Programs, Exhibits & Field Trips

IMPORTANT:  Construction Underway! Big New Exhibits Coming Spring 2019!

Construction is underway on new exhibits and Museum improvements that will open this spring! PLEASE NOTE:  Although Port Discovery remains open, visitors cannot access the main Museum while construction is underway.

LEARN ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

Play & Learn While We Build! 

Please note, although Port Discovery remains open, visitors cannot access the main Museum while construction is underway. Instead, join us to play and learn at special pop-up exhibits. 

SEE WHAT'S OPEN & PLAN YOUR VISIT!

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Museum Hours

MonConstruction Zone: Open 10 AM - 4 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: Closed
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FriConstruction Zone: Open 10 AM - 4 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: Closed
SatConstruction Zone: Open 10 AM - 5 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: 10 AM - 5PM
SunConstruction Zone: Open Noon - 5 PM | Pop-Up Play Space: Open 12PM - 5PM

STEM Play and Learning at Port Discovery

Encourage your child's curiosity through fun, hands-on activities, and exhibits that introduce children to science, technology, math, and engineering! 

Drop-In STEM Programs - Will Resume When Construction on New Exhibits is Complete

Circus Science

Please note: This program is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Juggle, balance a feather, spin a lasso - and learn how science makes these fun tricks work! Enjoy our interactive Circus Science program, held select Saturdays throughout the year, and learn science concepts as you watch and try out super cool, super silly demonstrations! Check our Event Calendar for upcoming Circus Science programs. 

STEM Stations

Please note: This program is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Explore STEM through a hands-on activity or experiment at our STEM Stations! These pop-up activities often happen on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year and feature simple STEM activities that encourage curiosity, creative thinking and exploration. Check our event calendar for upcoming dates and times STEM Stations will be offered at Port Discovery! 

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Events Featuring STEM - Will Resume When Construction on New Exhibits is Complete

Circus Science

Please note: This event is temporarily unavailable as Port Discovery builds bigger, bolder, and better new exhibits.  Join us for play and learning in The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank and at Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in the shops at Kenilworth while construction is underway. Visit www.PortDiscovery.org/Construction for more information. 

Get ready for a day full of fun science while learning about your favorite circus tricks under Port Discovery’s Big Top! Clown around at interactive Circus Circuit Stations! Learn the tricks of the trade such as juggling, balancing feathers, and much more! Stop by art tables to make-and-take a sound sandwich that you will use during a fun Circus Parade. Plus, hop in the backseat of the Circus Train Ride before the day is over and enjoy the view! Check our event calendar for upcoming Circus Science events!

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

STEM in Spring - Details Coming Soon!

Join us every day over Spring Break for fun, hands-on, STEM-themed programs that teach through play! Enjoy special performances along with special science exhibitions, projects, and learning each day of the week!

EXPLORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Exhibits featuring STEM - Temporarily Closed During Construction

Wonders of Water - Closed During Construction

Make a splash in this new wet and wonderful area of Port Discovery! WOW!, helps children understand human interactions with water in fun, exciting and interactive ways. Featuring: Earth Today (a real-time atmospheric display created by Animated Earth LLC featuring global data from NASA, NOAA and USGS), Water Chimes, Build a Fountain, Plumbers Park, Stream Table, Bubble Hoop and more!  Note: You will get wet in WOW!, but it's OK, there are slickers and crocs for everyone. You may want to bring a change of dry clothes.

*WOW will be closed all day on Tuesdays starting on May 29, 2018 for the duration of the summer so that it can be cleaned.*

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT PORT DISCOVERY  

Field Trips - Now Booking for Spring 2019 and Beyond!

Guided & Self-Guided Field Trips

Hands-on learning and adventures at Port Discovery can be enhanced through the many educational, interactive and fun programs offered at the Museum. Choose from guided programs focusing on Arts & Culture, STEM, Healthy Families: Healthy Communities, Early Education and more – and help children get hands-on with the topics they’re learning about in the classroom! Or, schedule a self-guided adventure at the Museum. Group Visits are available for groups of 15 or more, are available throughout the year, and feature highly discounted priced tickets.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIELD TRIPS AT PORT DISCOVERY!

Programs in Your Classroom

Art, Music, STEM & Early Literacy Programs in Your Classroom

Our Museum on the Road program brings unique, hands-on art, music, STEM, and early literacy programs for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students right to your classroom! Programs can be booked individually or as a series, and we offer interactive assembly programs, too!  All programs support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Exhibit Rentals Featuring STEM

Exhibit Rentals from Port Discovery Children's Museum

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.

Learn More about Exhibit Rentals at Port Discovery 

Port Discovery Children’s Museum student visits and programs are supported in part by the Maryland State Department of Education. 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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