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The Very Eric Carle exhibit will open on Friday, May 27 

Online tickets are required for all visitors. Capacity is limited and tickets often sell out. Onsite and day-of tickets may be available but are not guaranteed. Mask wearing is optional. 


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. 


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! Shadow Play: The Fun of Shadow Puppetry

Shadow Play: The Fun of Shadow Puppetry

Explore five new sections of Shadow Puppetry fun and play inside PD Presents!

Shadow Play: The Fun of Shadow Puppetry

New & Exclusive Art Activities at Port Discovery - All Summer Long! 

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

Exclusive Online Special - Tiny Easel Painter Box + Follow-Along Watercolor Class benefiting Port Discovery Children's Museum! 

Tiny Easel Painter Box Follow Along Watercolor Class

15% of each Tiny Easel Painter Box online purchase during the month of September will be donated to Port Discovery Children’s Museum!

Learn More About the Tiny Easel Painter Box Exclusive 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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