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Hours, Ticket Prices, Parking Information & Tips for Visiting Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore

Welcome to Port Discovery Children's Museum! Find Hours, Prices, Parking & Tips for Visiting.

Looking for things to with kids that the whole family will enjoy? Port Discovery features three floors of hands-on - and indoor - play areas that encourage children to be active, to ask questions, to use their imaginations, and explore how things work. Port Discovery is conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, steps away from family-friendly restaurants, hotels and other family fun.

Planning a trip to the Port Discovery? Be sure to check out our hours, admission prices and special offers. Plus, find information on nearby parking, conveneintly located directly next door to Port Discovery. Also explore play areas and activities to see and do by age, check out upcoming programs and family events, find information on accessibility and sensory friendly resources, and nearby kid-friendly restaurants, hotels, and attractions!  

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What You'll Experience

Reach for the sky in a four-story SkyClimber. Become the captain of a giant cargo ship in The Port. Adventure through three floors of hands-on exhibits and make memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy a day well spent with the whole family at Port Discovery Children's Museum! 

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! 

Hours, Admission & Discounts 

Port Discovery Lobby - Colorful Polka Dots

Find information about when Port Discovery is open, admission and ticket prices, and available discounts to visit the Museum. 

Hours, Admission & Discounts


Location & Parking 

Ship Wheel

Find Port Discovery's address and information about nearby and discounted parking.

Location & Parking

Calendar of Events

Screenprinting in Art Studio

Find upcoming programs and special eventrs happening at Port Discovery Children's Museum. 

Events Calendar

Special Events Happening this Winter 

Winter of Wonder

Check out specia events taking place this winter at Port Discovery, including $2 Family Fun Nights, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations, Lunar New Year, Black History Month events and more. 

Special Events

Exhibits & Experiences

SkyClimber Exhibit

Port Discovery offers three floors of indoor exhibits, making for a day full of family fun each time you visit. Learn more about exhibits especially designed for infants, toddlers and school-aged children! 

Exhibits & Experiences

Accessibility & Sensory Friendly Resources 

Girl holding bubbles

Find information about wheelchair accessibility, sensory-friendly resources, sensory friendly events and more. 

Accessibility & Sensory-Friendly Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Derek Playing in Chessie's Grotto with Child

Check out answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Port Discovery Children's Museum. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Code of Conduct

Little Boy Smiling at end of Slide

Every visit to Port Discovery is loaded with family fun and magical memories when you follow these guidelines. 

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Plan a Field Trip

Child Exploring Light and Science

Looking for a fun, educational field triip for your school group, camp group, or youth group? Port Discovery offers hands-on field trips everyone will enjoy. 

Plan a Field Trip

Plan a Birthday Party 

Girl Hanging in The Overlook Smiling

Celebrate your child's birthday at Port Discovery! Check out our affordable packages and unique party themes. 

Plan a Birthday Party

Access Programs

Children Playing in Tot Trails Sandbox

Port Discovery Children's Museum is committed to being a community resource. Learn about some of our programs designed to ensure children have access to Port Discovery Children's Museum's programs, exhibits, and initiatives - both in the Museum and in the community we serve. 

Port Discovery Access Programs


Nearby Hotels, Restaurants, & Attractions

Children Serving Parents in Tiny's Diner

Port Discovery is conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and is nearby many family-friendly hotels, restaurants and attractions! 

Nearby Hotels, Restaurants, & Attractions

Museum Map 

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Photo & Video Policy

NOTICE: Museum staff occasionally take photos and videos at Port Discovery Children's Museum. Entrance to the premises of Port Discovery Children’s Museum constitutes your acknowledgement and agreement that you may be photographed, filmed, videotaped or otherwise recorded by Museum staff or contractors in connection with the activities taking place on the premises.  All recordings are the sole property of Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

Please read our full photo & video policy for visitors, members, participants in birthday parties, overnight adventures, field trips, group visits, and other Museum activities.


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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