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May 2019 at Port Discovery

Learn through play at Port Discovery!
Girl pointing; Ways to Play

First time visitor?
Welcome Port Discovery Fans of Play!

  • Construction Underway: Construction is underway on new exhibits and Museum improvements that will open this spring!
    PLEASE NOTE:  Although Port Discovery remains open, visitors cannot access the main Museum while construction is underway.
  • Hours, Admission & Locations: Information on hours, locations and admission to The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery and Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space in The Shops at Kenilworth. 
  • Become a member! Unlimited admission and other exclusive benefits (including benefits while under construction). 

Exhibits Open While Port Discovery is Under Construction

The Construction Zone in The Atrium at Port Discovery

OPEN Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | Fridays: 1 PM – 4 PM, Saturdays: 10 AM – 5 PM, Sundays: Noon – 5 PM 
(Closed Monday – Thursday)

Admission is free for members. Visitors enter for $5 per person. Free for children under two.

Design and make a mini-robot, build with giant life-sized building blocks, launch rockets towards the moon, create a theatrical play and more in Port Discovery’s newest hands-on experience, The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank

  • Design! Can a robot make real art? Find out when you design and build a mini-robot in the Prototype & Play area. Be an architect as you draft and draw plans for a new playground, building, and more with spirographs and lightboxes. Build and draw at  building and art stations.  
  • Build! It’s a box...it’s a plane...it’s a castle! When you add imagination to giant blocks, there’s no limit to what you can create. As you build, dress up using hats, goggles, puppets, and more – and work together to create a scene straight out of your dreams.  
  • Launch! 3...2...1...Blastoff! Launch a rocket towards a mini-moon and explore how physics helps things fly (and land). Plus, learn about space in a hands-on Sun, Earth, Universe mini-exhibit. 
  • Act! Take 10! Dress up, dance, sing, act – and take center stage in the Black Box Theater! Plus enjoy interactive theater performances including puppets, silly scientists, singers, dancers and other family-friendly performers.   
  • Move! Jump around and play games in our Game Zone. Crawl and toddle around The Oasis. Enjoy drop-in performances and programs that are playful and educational.  

The Construction Zone is one of the interactive, educational activities children and families can enjoy while Port Discovery constructs two new immersive exhibits, the Port Exhibit and the SkyClimber, and works on Museum improvements including an efficient new lobbynew nursing area, more family seating areas, a renovated lunchroom, and updated restrooms. The new exhibits and improvements are designed to improve the visitor experience and fuel play and learning for future generations of children.

Presenting sponsor: M&T Bank. Supported in part by W.R. Grace.

Pop-Up Play Space located in The Shops at Kenilworth

Check Tickets and Hours for the most up-to-date operating hours. Days and hours of operation subject to change without advanced notice.
Admission is free for all visitors and Port Discovery members. Located at 800 Kenilworth Drive Towson, MD 21204. Adult/caregiver supervision is required at all times.

Spark your child’s imagination as you play and learn together at Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space at The Shops at Kenilworth! Located at The Shops at Kenilworth, the Pop-Up Play Space features fun and educational programs, messy art (think paint!), and fun, hands-on building activities, as well as previews of the exciting new exhibits to come at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

  • Build:  Get hands-on as you design, build and create!
  • Learn: Take part in educational activities that engage children in playful learning.
  • Create:  Join us in the messy art area (think paint!)

Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space is one of the interactive, educational activities children and families can enjoy while Port Discovery constructs two new immersive exhibits, the Port Exhibit and the SkyClimber, and works on Museum improvements including an efficient new lobbynew nursing area, more family seating areas, a renovated lunchroom, and updated restrooms. The new exhibits and improvements are designed to improve the visitor experience and fuel play and learning for future generations of children.

Events & Programs

Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space!

Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space

Spark your child’s imagination as you play and learn together at Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space! Located at The Shops at Kenilworth, the Pop-Up Play Space features fun and educational activities for infants and toddlers, messy art (think paint!), and fun, hands-on building activities. Also, preview the exiting new exhibits to come at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!

Please check Tickets and Hours for the most up-to-date operating hours. Admission is free for all visitors. Located at 800 Kenilworth Drive Towson, MD 21204. Adult/caregiver supervision is required at all times.

BIG New Exhibits Coming Soon!


Get excited - they're almost here!
A new signature exhibit: The Port Exhibit  
Become the captain of an imaginative adventure on a massive ship! Role-play as the ship’s captain, sailors, navigators and engineers as you explore the seas, discover how products make their way around the world, and work together to move, stack and explore what’s inside shipping containers. Operate a gantry crane, learn how to navigate a boat, and more! Plus, learn about the Port of Baltimore – and the many jobs and products that make up one of the world’s most active ports!​

A new four-story Skyclimber:
Soar to new heights as you try to reach the clouds! Dare to dream – and test your courage – as you get climb your way up and around a four-story SkyClimber that takes you from underwater” up “into the clouds.” As you climb and reach new heights, you’ll build confidence and problem-solving skills while having fun with new friends. You’ll even trigger sound effects from Mother Nature as you climb high above Port Discovery and reach for the stars. Toddlers can get in on the action, too, with a soft play area on the ground level. The SkyClimber will replace Port Discovery’s KidWorks exhibit.

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.

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