Visit Port Discovery
Hours, Ticket Prices, Parking Information & Tips for Visiting Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore!
Port Discovery is Open for Play!
Find information about hours, tickets, location, parking and other helpful resources for planning a visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum.
Port Discovery strongly encourages visitors two and older to continue wearing masks when visiting the Museum. Please purchase your ticket online in advance of your visit. We ask that you please continue to stay home and not visit the Museum if you are sick.
Our visitor services staff continue to wear masks, and we continue to regularly clean surfaces, exhibits, and toys before, during, and after your visit. In addition, capacity remains limited so that there is room for play and physical distancing. If you have any questions about this updated mask requirement, please contact us at 410.727.8120. We hope to see you for a day full of play, learning, and magical memories soon!
Online Tickets Required
Port Discovery is now open for play! Find our current hours of operation, purchase or reserve tickets, and review important things to know before your visit! Online Tickets are required for everyone in your party, including members. Please purchase online tickets prior to arriving at the Museum to ensure that you can join us on the date and time that work best for you and your family. On-site ticket availability is extremely limited and not guaranteed.
Hours, Admission & Ticket Information
Find out what days and hours Port Discovery will be open, plus find information on admission tickets.
What You'll Need to Know Before Your Visit
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.
Location & Parking
Port Discovery is conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Find Port Discovery's address and information about nearby and discounted parking.
Calendar of Events
Find upcoming in-person and virtual programs and special events happening at Port Discovery Children's Museum.
Exhibits & Experiences
Port Discovery offers three floors of indoor exhibits, making for a day full of family fun each time you visit.
See a digital version of our museum map, giving you an overview of where exhibits, restrooms, and other amenities are located.
Go on a virtual tour of Port Discovery and explore exhibits, Museum amenities, and more through a virtual tour.
Learn about 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.
Accessibility & Sensory-Friendly Resources
Find information about wheelchair accessibility, sensory-friendly resources, sensory-friendly events, and more.
Nearby Hotels, Restaurants & Attractions
Port Discovery is conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and is nearby many family-friendly hotels, restaurants, and attractions!
Guest Code of Conduct
Review rules and expectations of guests to help keep guests and staff safe, healthy, and having fun.
Virtual Learning for Students, Groups & Camps
Port Discovery offers fun and educational virtual learning and activities for camps, preschools, elementary schools, events, and more!
At-Home Play & Learning Activities
Explore our library of activity ideas, tips, and virtual programs designed to help you with this adventure called parenting!
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. Programs and offerings have also been supported by the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund.