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FILMING NOTICE: Port Discovery will be filming video for use in a commercial on Friday, July 23.  All visitors will be asked to sign permission waivers to be included in the filming. 
Port Discovery is open for play! Please purchase tickets online prior to arriving at the Museum. Online tickets are required for all visitors and members at this time. On-site ticket availability is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Buy Tickets | Safety Protocols & Important InformationPlan Your Visit | Hours

Special Events Happening this Summer

Find indoor fun and learning for kids and families in Baltimore!

Enjoy Safe, Fun, Family-Friendly Events in Baltimore This Summer!

Looking for some new, safe and fun family outings? Port Discovery Children’s Museum is your go-to place for indoor family adventures filled with joy and moments of wonder for kids - and kids at heart! We have tons of fun, playful exhibits and activities to explore while you’re here – and the extra bonus: you and your little learner will benefit from learning and educational opportunities along the way. 


Important Update

Mask Policy Update - masks no longer requored

At this time, Port Discovery will continue requiring online ticket purchase in advance of your visit, and you will be required to complete a health screen upon arrival. We ask that you please continue to stay home and not visit the Museum if you are sick.

Our visitor services staff will continue to be masked, we will continue to regularly clean surfaces, exhibits, and toys before, during, and after your visit, and will keep capacity limited so that there is room for play and physical distancing.

If you have any questions about this updated mask requirement, please contact us at 410.727.8120. We hope to see you for a day full of play, learning, and magical memories soon!

Port Discovery is Open for Play! Check Out New Summer Hours

New Summer Hours at Port Discovery

Beginning June 2, Port Discovery will offer TWO Play Sessions each day the Museum is open so more visitors and members can experience the joy and magic of play! 
Plan Your visit now! 

Now Open! Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank

Animationland Now Open!

Experience a fantastically immersive journey through Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank, now open at Port Discovery!

Learn More about Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank 

New & Exclusive Art Activities at Port Discovery

Exclusive Summer Art Activities at Port Discovery this Summer

Enjoy fun, new activities inside the StudioWorkshop that celebrate all things art, color, and movement! Guests big and small will enjoy these creative projects. 

Exclusive Summer 2021 Art Activities

$2 Community Day - Wednesday, July 21st 

2 Community Day July 2021

Explore Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Wednesday, July 21st! Plan ahead - capacity is limited. $2 admission is valid for both play sessions on Wednesday, July 21st. 

Purchase Tickets Now!

New! PlayMakers Program 

PlayMakers Program

Through Port Discovery’s PlayMakers program, any Maryland family that qualifies for nutritional assistance and is in possession of a valid EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID can visit Port Discovery for $3 per person (valid for up to 5 tickets per EBT/Independence Card or WIC ID) on any day the Museum is open to the general public.

Learn More About our New PlayMakers Program

Tips & Activity Ideas for Families 

Tips & Activity Ideas for Families

Being a parent is hard. We're here to make that easier. Enjoy helpful parenting inspiration, must-have kiddo hacks, how-to activities you can enjoy together, and more! 


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. Programs and offerings have also been supported by the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund. 

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