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Port Discovery is open for play! Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance of your visit. All COVID-19 protocols remain in place at this time, including required mask wearing for all visitors ages 2+. Find Hours of Operation and Plan Your Visit and Purchase Tickets Today! 

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. 

We've made a variety of updates to the Port Discovery experience to keep you safe. Review the top things you should know before visiting.  


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, June 16th  

$2 Community Day - June 2021

Explore Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Wednesday, June 16th! Plan ahead - capacity is limited. $2 admission is valid for both play sessions on Wednesday, June 16th. 

Purchase Tickets Now!

Special Offer: Exclusive Discount for Baltimore County Residents!

Special Offer for Baltimore County Residents in June 2021

Complete the form via our webpage to show proof of Baltimore County residency and you’ll receive a promotional code valid for $2 off General Admission tickets for June 2021 visits to Port Discovery!

Learn More About Our Special Offer for Baltimore County Residents

Special Offer: Salute the Troops

Salute the Troops

As part of the Salute the Troops Program, active duty, veterans, and retired military receive free admission to Port Discovery Children’s Museum beginning Wednesday, June 2nd through Sunday, July 4th.

Learn More About Our Salute the Troops Offer

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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