Visit Port Discovery
Hours, Ticket Prices, Parking Information & Tips for Visiting Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore
Welcome to Port Discovery Children's Museum! Find Hours, Prices, Parking & Tips for Visiting.
Looking for things to with kids that the whole family will enjoy? Port Discovery features three floors of hands-on - and indoor - play areas that encourage children to be active, to ask questions, to use their imaginations, and explore how things work. Port Discovery is conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, steps away from family-friendly restaurants, hotels and other family fun.
Planning a trip to the Port Discovery? Be sure to check out our hours, admission prices and special offers. Plus, find information on nearby parking, conveneintly located directly next door to Port Discovery. Also explore play areas and activities to see and do by age, check out upcoming programs and family events, find information on accessibility and sensory friendly resources, and nearby kid-friendly restaurants, hotels, and attractions!
What You'll Experience
Reach for the sky in a four-story SkyClimber. Become the captain of a giant cargo ship in The Port. Adventure through three floors of hands-on exhibits and make memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy a day well spent with the whole family at Port Discovery Children's Museum!
At Port Discovery, kids are encouraged to be…well…kids. They are the experts here – and what they’ll accomplish will fill them – and you – with wonder. As you watch with awe, be sure to get in on the fun and learning, too. Before you know it, you’ll all be making magical memories together and experiencing a day full of child and parenting wins!
At Home Play
Easy, fun, and imaginative activities you can do at home - Wahoo! We know that things are a little upside down in your world at the moment - so we've put together some activities and projects that you can do together with your little ones - or that they can follow along with on their own! You'll find art activities, music and movement, theater, sensory play, early literacy and storytimes, science experiments and more.
Hours, Admission & Discounts
Find information about when Port Discovery is open, admission and ticket prices, and available discounts to visit the Museum.
Exhibits & Experiences
Port Discovery offers three floors of indoor exhibits, making for a day full of family fun each time you visit. Learn more about exhibits especially designed for infants, toddlers and school-aged children!
Accessibility & Sensory-Friendly Resources
Find information about wheelchair accessibility, sensory-friendly resources, sensory friendly events and more.
Plan a Birthday Party
Celebrate your child's birthday at Port Discovery! Check out our affordable packages and unique party themes.
Plan a Field Trip
Looking for a fun, educational field triip for your school group, camp group, or youth group? Port Discovery offers hands-on field trips everyone will enjoy.
Port Discovery Children's Museum is committed to being a community resource. Learn about some of our programs designed to ensure children have access to Port Discovery Children's Museum's programs, exhibits, and initiatives - both in the Museum and in the community we serve.
Nearby Hotels, Restaurants, & Attractions
Port Discovery is conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and is nearby many family-friendly hotels, restaurants and attractions!
Photo & Video Policy
NOTICE: Museum staff occasionally take photos and videos at Port Discovery Children's Museum. Entrance to the premises of Port Discovery Children’s Museum constitutes your acknowledgement and agreement that you may be photographed, filmed, videotaped or otherwise recorded by Museum staff or contractors in connection with the activities taking place on the premises. All recordings are the sole property of Port Discovery Children’s Museum.
Please read our full photo & video policy for visitors, members, participants in birthday parties, overnight adventures, field trips, group visits, and other Museum activities.
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.