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Admission & Hours

The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery  - Sponsored by M&T Bank 

Admission

$5 Adults
$5 Children (Kids under 2 enter free)
Free for Members
Tickets are available for purchase in-person only.

Current Hours: 

Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Fridays: 1:00 PM - 4 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays: Noon - 5 PM

Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space at The Shops at Kenilworth 

Admission

Free

Current Hours: 

Open Saturdays & Sundays
Saturdays: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays: Noon - 5 PM

Location

The Construction Zone in the Atrium at Port Discovery  - Sponsored by M&T Bank 

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Port Discovery's Pop-Up Play Space at The Shops at Kenilworth 

Located at The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Drive Towson, MD 21204
​Lower Level

 

Parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum

Harbor Park Garage

Harbor Park Garage:  55 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Discounted Parking Available Most Days for Port Discovery guests
Located directly next door to Port Discovery Children’s Museum at the corner of Lombard Street and Market Place.  The Harbor Park Garage offers discounted parking on most of the days the Museum is open. Please carefully read the below information as some dates are excluded.
 

Tips:

  • Please remember that Harbor Park Garage is the only garage that offers discount parking for Port Discovery Children's Museum
  • Discounted parking of $15 parking discount is valid for regular museum hours only, from one hour prior to museum opening to one hour after the museum is closed.
  • Discounted parking for $10 applies for Birthday Party Guests, Overnight Adventure Guests, and $2 Family Fun Night Guests.
  • *The Harbor Park Garage does not offer validations or special discounts on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Spring Break dates, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and other select dates
  • Be sure to request a validation ticket upon your entry or exit from the Museum to take advantage of the discounted parking rate.
  • Please keep your garage ticket in a secure place and pick up your validated garage ticket (both need to be presented to exit the Garage) at the Museum Security Office or Box Office to receive your discount
  • We're sorry, but Port Discovery does not manage nor provide refunds for parking at the Harbor Park Garage.

    Other Parking Locations

    Other Parking Options:

    • Central Parking Frederick Street Garage-located at Frederick Street between Baltimore and Water Streets.
    • Lockwood Place Garage-located at Market Place between Pratt and Lombard Streets.
    • Additional parking garages are located within a few blocks of the Museum, and limited metered parking is also available.
    • We're sorry, but discounted parking is not available at these locations

    Photos & Video Policy 

    NOTICE: Museum staff occassionally take photos and videos at Port Discovery Children's Museum. Entrance to the premises constitutes your acknowledgement that you may be photographed, filmed, videotaped or otherwise recorded in connection with the activities taking place on the premises. By being on the premises, you acknowledge and are in agreement that your image, likeness, name and/or voice may be recorded, broadcasted, distributed or displayed by any means including without limitation, publication in print media, television broadcast and display via the internet without any compensation being paid to you. If you would prefer that you and/or your child not be photographed/recorded, please notify the staff member taking the photo/recording. Please direct questions or concerns to museum staff.
     

    Exhibits to Explore

    At Port Discovery, kids are encouraged to be…well…kids. They are the experts here – and what they’ll accomplish will fill them – and you – with wonder. As you watch with awe, be sure to get in on the fun and learning, too. Before you know it, you’ll all be making magical memories together and experiencing a day full of child and parenting wins!

    Check out our interactive exhibits, all designed with learning and exploration in mind.

    See All Exhibits

    Museum Map &  Virtual Tour

    Coming Soon!

    Calendar

    Fun, exciting, and educational events and programs for children of all ages.

    Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll experience a day filled with magic and wonder at Port Discovery.

    See the Event Calendar

    Plan a Field Trip

    Group Visits for school groups, homeschoolers, childcare groups, camp groups, afterschool programs, and scouts available! 

    Hands-on learning and adventures at Port Discovery can be enhanced through the many educational, interactive and fun programs offered at the Museum. Choose from programs focusing on Arts & Culture, STEM, Healthy Families: Healthy Communities, Early Education and more – and help children get hands-on with the topics they’re learning about in the classroom!  Group Visits are available for groups of 15 or more, are available throughout the year, and feature highly discounted ticket prices. Contact us for more information at 410.864.2666 or groupsales@portdiscovery.org.

    Plan a Field Trip for Your School or Group

    Plan a Party

    Celebrate your child’s birthday with an easy-to-plan party featuring fun, imagination, and learning!

    Plan a birthday party full of non-stop fun and adventure! Enjoy kid-approved party activities hosted by talented Party Pals. 

    Plan a Party 

    Accessibility at Port Discovery Children's Museum

    Port Discovery welcomes guests of all abilities to experience our Museum, interactive exhibits and learning through play. A variety of services and programs are available for individuals and children with disabilities and special needs.

     

    Exhibits & Learning Environments

    Port Discovery's exhibits and learning environments provide unique opportunities for children with special needs and their caregivers. We incorporate universal design principles throughout programs and exhibits, ensuring that children at different developmental levels can access each area.  ​ Port Discovery's exhibits support children (and their caregivers) as they experiment with environments that replicate real-life settings. This hands-on learning prepares them for future experiences such as going to school, eating at a restaurant or visiting other educational and cultural institutions. We encourage you to visit Port Discovery, where children of all abilities and ages are encouraged and welcomed to learn and play in a setting that is welcoming and inclusive.  


     

     

    Parking

    Visitors may be dropped off near our front entrance via the circular driveway located at the front of the Museum (35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD). The nearest parking garage, Harbor Park Garage, is located directly next to the Museum. 

     

     

    Service Animals

    Service Animals are welcomed at Port Discovery Children's Museum.


     

     

    Restrooms

    All restrooms have wheelchair-accessible stalls. There are family restrooms on the first floor of the Museum near PD Presents and the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill'er Up Station and on the second floor of the Museum in the Tot Trails exhibit.

     

     

    Emergency Assistance

    First aid is available in Port Discovery's Security office, and staff are trained to provide assistance in the event of an emergency or building evacuation.


     

     

    Non-Sighted & Low-Sighted Guests

    We are a BlindSquare enabled location. BlindSquare technology is available for non-sighted and low sighted guests to assist in experiencing all that we offer at Port Discovery.

    Instructions in English: http://help.blindsquare.com and http://blindsquare.com/faq

    BlindSquare supports the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian. VoiceOver usage is supported but it also includes higher quality additional speech synthesis by Acapela Text-To-Speech from Acapela Group.

    Download the App on your Iphone or IPAD or speak to a Port Discovery staff member for assistance.


     

    Programs for Children with Special Needs

    Port Discovery welcomes children with special needs to visit the Museum any day that the Museum is open. The Museum also offers designated Discovery Days and Discovery Weeks featuring modified environments and programming designed specifically for this audience. 

    LEARN MORE ABOUT DISCOVERY DAY & DISCOVERY WEEK PROGRAMS.

    Bus, Van & Motorcoach Parking

    Port Discovery welcomes groups of all sizes! Please find information on unloading and parking buses, vans and motorcoaches near our facility below.

    Locations for bus and van parking near our facility include:

    • Edison Parkfast 215 East Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410-244-0606
    • LAZ Parking 300 East Pratt Street Lot 144 Commerce Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410-659-4079
    • Pier V Surface Lot 721 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202 443-909-7590 (Cannot accommodate school bus size vehicles)
    • Central Parking Systems –Camden Yards Lot C 351 West Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410-347-9330

    For more information about rates, availability and hours of operation, please contact the suggested parking lots provided. Please adhere to the loading, unloading, and parking instructions to make your visit pleasant. Unattended, illegally stages/parked vehicles or unauthorized street loading may result in traffic citations up to $102.00.

    Find information on Motorcoach/Large Vehicle Parking information via the Visit Baltimore website. Please note that all parking at this facility must be pre-purchased online. Blackout dates do apply.

    Nearby Hotels, Restaurants, & Attractions

    Port Discovery Children's Museum is conveniently located just two blocks from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and within short walking or driving distance to a number of family-friendly hotels, restaurants, and attractions. We encourage you to explore the wonderful destinations and businesses that makeup Charm City!

    See nearby hotels, restaurants & attractions

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