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Corporate Sponsorship & Support

Support exhibits, events, and programs at Port Discovery.

Support learning through play while increasing awareness about your brand, product or organization.

Port Discovery Children's Museum provides a number of sponsorship opportunities for your business or corporation. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of children and families in the greater Baltimore area, helping us provide unique, memorable and educational exhibits, events, programs and outreach that children may not otherwise be able to access.

By supporting Port Discovery as a corporate sponsor, you will be recognized in marketing and publicity materials that will increase your visibility and demonstrate your commitment to the Baltimore community.

 

Example Benefits Include

Recognition in advertising, marketing collateral & media outreach

Port Discovery advertises the Museum, upcoming exhibits, events and more via aggressive advertising campaigns in the Baltimore metro market. We employ targeted social media ads, digital display boards, radio ads, and print ads in family publications. We also work with traditional media, bloggers and influencers to share information with our target audience.

Website, Social Media and E-news Recognition

Your support will be recognized on our website, social media and in our e-news. Our website recieves more than 400,000 visits per year (and growing!), we have an engaged social media following on Facebook (20,000+), Instagram (1,200+) and Twitter (6,500+), and send out regular e-news updates to our growing list of visitors and members.

 

Opportunities to engage with Port Discovery Visitors

We consider our corporate sponsors our partners, and enjoy connecting sponsors and visitors through onsite opportunities at the Museum. Product giveaways, learning activities, and other opportunities to engage with our visitors are offered to our sponsors.

 

Employee & Client Benefits

Corporate sponsors also receive visitor passes and opportunities for private employee or client events. Imagine exploring three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits with your employees and their families. Or, hosting an event where adults take over Port Discovery and enjoy activities that bring out the kid at heart! We also can host team-building activities, VIP tours, and more!

 

Customizable Options

We will also work with you to identify and implement other appropriate vehicles for promotion and recognition of your organization as a corporate sponsor. We love imagining and creating here and would love to collaborate with you on ideas that will help you become part of the Port Discovery family.

Example Sponsorship Opportunities

Featured Traveling Exhibits

Port Discovery welcomes featured traveling exhibits to the Museum approximately three times per year to engage children in families in new experiences and learning opportunities. These exhibits are heavily promoted and loved by guests. Corporate sponsorship makes it possible for us to bring these unique exhibits to the children and families of Baltimore and beyond.

Upcoming traveling exhibit opportunities include: Nickelodeon's Dora & Diego - Let's Explore! exhibit (at Port Discovery September 16, 2017 through February 19, 2018), Native Voices, and Dinosaurs: The Land of Fire & Ice (May 28, 2018 through September 9, 2018).

Permanent Exhibits

Port Discovery features three floors of permanent, interactive exhibits that children are encourged to touch, climb on, and play with as they explore how - and why - things work. Corporate sponsorships of permanent exhibits are available and can be customized to fit your needs. They provide your organization with exposure to the more than 270,000 Museum visitors who explore Port Discovery each year, plus exposure in marketing materials for the Museum.

Special Event Sponsorships

Port Discovery hosts special events for our community each weekend of the year, and during Maryland school spring breaks. These events are well attended, highly promoted and receive a great amount of media exposure. Corporate sponsorships help us underwrite and supplement educational programming offered during these events, and/or offset the cost of admission for visitors so that we can lower admission prices for our guests. Support events that match your organization's mission, from Healthy First Saturdays to Cultural & Arts events to STEM in Spring, there are a variety of events we can partner on!

Family Access Events

It is critical that every child and family has the chance to explore Port Discovery. In order to make that possible, we rely on Corporate Sponsors to support events that will allow us to open our doors for free or very low cost admission. In return, sponsors receive promotional benefits ranging from naming rights to onsite advertising, promotion in Port Discovery event materials, and more. And, our community greatly appreciates the generousity of sponsors who provide such support.

Fundraising Events

Port Discovery hosts dedicated fundraising events each year to support family access programs at the Museum. Become a sponsor of the Hops & Vines Friendraiser and/or the Play It Forward Gala and enjoy an evening of fun Museum exploration and activities while enabling us to provide the Museum experience to underserved families both at and outside of the Museum!

Become a Sponsor

Contact Us

If you would like your company to become a corporate sponsor, contact Abbi Ludwig, Director of Marketing at 410.864.2680 or  aludwig@portdiscovery.org

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