Port Discovery Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Free Admission Day

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As Baltimore gears up for summer, there’s a special celebration in the air that promises fun, laughter, and plenty of nostalgic moments. This year marks a significant milestone for Port Discovery Children’s Museum as it proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary! To commemorate a quarter-century of enriching experiences and fostering the love for learning through play, on June 2nd, the museum is throwing a spectacular Community Birthday Bash, and you’re all invited! 

Nestled in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Port Discovery has been a beacon of joy and exploration for families, educators, and children alike. Over the past 25 years, it has been more than just a space for play; it’s been a hub of creativity, curiosity, and community engagement. We will continue to support the science behind play as we believe it is essential in a child’s development and can strengthen the foundation in families. The event’s purpose is to celebrate both how far we have come but also mark the beginning of where we are going.  

“We have been planning all year for this event and we hope you come and join us in celebrating this milestone. We are kicking off the summer with this Birthday Bash but of course we will be open and ready for families all summer long. For the 1500 guests coming to the event, our staff will be here with open arms and big smiles”

—Carter Polakoff, President & CEO of Port Discovery 

This event has a bunch in store from special guest performers, community partners providing resources, birthday related games and so much more. Every corner of the museum will be full of excitement. We are ecstatic to keep the city updated on what is to come as we get closer to this special day.  

But beyond the festivities and fanfare, the Community Birthday Bash is a heartfelt expression of gratitude to the city of Baltimore. It’s a chance for the museum to say thank you to the community that has supported it for the past 25 years. It’s a celebration of the bonds forged, the memories made, and the countless lives touched by the magic of play and exploration. 

“One of our goals is to make sure that everyone knows that this museum is a place for them and a place where they can call home. We know sometimes that there can be financial challenges that keep people from coming here. So, the Community Birthday Bash is our gift to the residents of our community so they can come here and celebrate this historic milestone with us.”

—C. Polakoff

Whether you’re a longtime supporter or a first-time visitor, this Community Birthday Bash promises to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. So, mark your calendars and join us on June 2nd as we come together to celebrate 25 years of joy, connection, and learning at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Let’s make memories, learn, explore and play! 

Guests must reserve their free spot in advance, to reserve your spot: https://tinyurl.com/34k6cjdv 

The Community Birthday Bash is proudly sponsored by:

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