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Fun Learning for Kids & Families

The Benefits of Learning through Play! 

What Children Learn About


At Port Discovery, we encourage children to ask questions, to try something new, to turn things upside down and inside out. Why? Because when children are playing, they're figuring out how things work. They're figuring out what they're interested in. They're developing an understanding of themselves, of their community, and the world around them. Extra bonus: As children are playing and learning, parents, caregivers and teachers have the chance to watch, learn, and be proud of what their children accomplish along the way. Pretty cool! 

Learn and Make Memories Together at Port Discovery Children's Museum 

Port Discovery provides children and families with opportunities to play, learn, and experience moments of wonder together.  A visit to Port Discovery is filled with fun, playful opportunities for children and adults to explore and learn. Visiting the Museum? Expect to children to:

Learn About Themselves:  We encourage children to ask questions, make observations, try something new, make believe, experiment, and discover. Why? To help children (and their adults!) discover what they are interested in - and to help fuel a life-long love of learning!

Build Connections:  We encourage children to interact and play together, communicate with one another, use-problem solving skills, and successfully navigate social situations. Why? To help children (and their adults!) become socially connected children.

Learn about the Community & World Around Them: We encourage children to learn about the diverse community around them, understand, respect and value others, and engage with their community and people around them. Why? To help children (and their adults) better understand the world they are part of.

Fun & Educational Programs & Activities at Port Discovery Children's Museum 

Port Discovery Children's Museum is a place for play and learning for children and adults! We encourage children and the adults in their lives to play together, ask questions, and explore how things work. In addition to three floors of hands-on exhibits designed with children's learning and developmental needs in mind, you'll find programs and activities that explore art, science, engineering, music, literacy, theater, history and more. Visit our Event Calendar for a full list of events and programs coming up!  



Why Play?

Play is the very best way that children learn. Did you know that play time not only promotes bonding with parents and caregivers, but also allows children to develop key social, cognitive, and motor skills? Play is so important to child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations Commissions for Human Rights as a right of every child. By visiting Port Discovery and spending time together playing, learning and exploring, your helping your child develop skills that will help them be better prepared for school - and for life. 


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