This Month at Port Discovery
September 2019 at Port Discovery
Learn through play at Port Discovery!
- Woohoo! BIG new exhibits are now open at Port Discovery! Plan your visit today!
- NEW September Hours! Fall into fun all September long at Port Discovery
- With thanks to Ports America Chesapeake, Port Discovery is thrilled to offer $2 Family Fun Night presented by Ports America on Friday, September 20th, 4PM - 8PM. Tickets must be purchased on September 20th, in-person at the Box Office for this event.
- Join Port Discovery for the B'More Build-a-Thon starting Thursday, September 12th leading up to the Global Day of Play on Saturday, October 5th! Get creative and make plans to help us recreate Charm City as we celebrate and show Baltimore pride!
First time visitor?
First time visiting Port Discovery? Yippie!
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Port Discovery's Newest Exhibits
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.
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!
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Events & Programs
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 Imagination.org to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. Watch the story of Caine’s Arcade (link: https://vimeo.com/40000072) 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.
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 22nd. Ticket 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.
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.