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Thank you, Howard County Government & Howard County Arts Council!

Did you know that Port Discovery Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution funded by Museum admission, individuals, and community support? This community support includes grants from local funding agencies, including Howard County Government and the Howard County Arts Council. This support allows Port Discovery to provide safe, smart places for Howard County families to learn, play, and be creative together—both at the Museum and through Port Discovery’s traveling outreach programs.

Incorporating Arts into Play at Home & On-the-Go

From enhancing motor, decision making, visual learning and language skills to social-emotional development (just to name a few!) it’s easy to see that the arts - music, theater and art - can have a profound impact on little learners.

Port Discovery launches new children’s theater series: Discovery Stage Series featuring Happenstance Theater's "Pinot & Augustine", Silly Goose & Val, & Story Tapestries with Arianna Ross

January 20th through March 31st, 2019 | Check event calendar for performance dates and times

Imaginations come to life in the Discovery Stage Series at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!

Port Discovery Celebrates Kick-Off of Construction on New Exhibits!

Port Discovery Children’s Museum officially kicked off construction on two new major exhibits – The Port Exhibit and a new four-story SkyClimber - on Friday, January 4, 2019 with a star-studded lineup of guest speakers and guests. 


5 Reasons Why Music is Important for Early Childhood Development

When children are exposed to music and musical play, from the earliest of ages, the impact is quite profound.

As they explore music through play, they make discoveries about themselves and the world around them, develop a larger vocabulary and important pre-reading and math skills, and strengthen their social and emotional skills, as well as their actual musical development and appreciation.

3 Tips on How to Effectively Incorporate Music into Learning & Play at Home!

Children love music for numerous reasons like feeling competent when they learn the words to a new song, powerful when they bang a drum and proud when they create their very own dance.

$2 Family Fun Night: December 21

Play & learn for just $2 per person!
$2 Family Fun Night December 21

$2 Family Fun Night is back this December! Visit Port Discovery on Friday, December 21 from 4-8PM and enjoy a night of family fun and learning for just $2 per person.

5 Ways to Play Before Construction Begins at Port Discovery!

There's plenty of play & learning to enjoy before construction begins!
5 Ways to Play Before Construction Begins

Port Discovery’s Official 20th Birthday – December 29

Dollar (Or Less) Day – Sunday, December 9

Explore Port Discovery for just $1 per person!

Happy boy shaking musical object

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