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July 2019 at Port Discovery

Learn through play at Port Discovery!
Have a Summer of Wow at Port Discovery

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Welcome Port Discovery Fans of Play!

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Take a peek below for some helpful tips & tricks before visiting:

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!​

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Events & Programs

Wagging Tales with the Maryland SPCA!

Maryland SPCA Wagging Tales

Port Discovery is so excited to partner with the Maryland SPCA this May through September 2019 to bring Wagging Tales, a unique literary program that utilizes books, hands-on activities and pet ambassadors to create a safe environment for children to learn about and discuss the importance of caring for pets in their homes to their communities.

Join Port Discovery and the Maryland SPCA on select Saturdays from 1:30PM – 2:30PM for Wagging Tales! Each child participant will also receive a stuffed dog or cat along with a ‘certificate of adoption’!

Program Dates in July:

  • Saturday, July 13th - Animal Shelters
  • Saturday, July 27th - Animal Welfare Careers

BIG New Exhibits Now Open!

Port Exhibit
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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