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This Month at Port Discovery

September 2019 at Port Discovery

Learn through play at Port Discovery!

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Welcome Port Discovery Fans of Play!

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Port Discovery's Newest Exhibits

The 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.

The Port

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!​

This project has been financed (in part) with Federal funds from the National Maritime Heritage program, administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions contained herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.

This program received Federal financial assistance for preservation of historic maritime resources and for increasing public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally funded assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated again in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity National Park Service 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240

The Project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, Project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Events & Programs

B'More Build-a-Thon

Join Port Discovery Children's Museum as we take part in the Global Cardboard Challenge to celebrate imagination, creativity and the city of Baltimore!

Let your creativity and Baltimore City pride shine during this month-long activity. All cardboard and creative materials will be supplied by Port Discovery - and no clean-up is required!

The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. Watch the story of Caine’s Arcade (link: that inspired this now international event, then come and join us as we recreate our Charm City!

Available daily starting Thursday, September 12th and ending Saturday, October 5th with the Global Day of Play.

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Babywearing 101 with Patuxent Babywearing

Join Patuxent Babywearing for a parent workshop to learn how babywearing can be a safe and convenient way to carry your child! 

In addition to keeping your hands free, babywearing has been found to aid in a baby’s development, strengthen bond between parent and baby, and decrease the risk of SIDS and flat-head syndrome!

Babywearing 101 with Patuxent Babywearing will take place on Sunday, September 22ndTicket cost is $20 for parent and infant/toddler to participate in BabyWearing 101 and both parent and child are welcome to explore Port Discovery one workshop concludes. Additional child tickets are available for $12 per child.

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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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