A school back to school invitation with an apple and pencil.



Labor Day Weekend Celebration

September 2 – September 4 | Learn More

Take part in family friendly activities everyday over the extended Labor Day Weekend! Meet therapy dogs from FIDOS for Freedom on Healthy First Saturday, sing along to Jingle Jangle Music Time on Super Sunday, and celebrate Labor Day with Patriotic Creations.



Enjoy Our Wacky Exhibit!
KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit

Open now – September 4 | Learn More

Stop acting silly? Not in this exhibit! Learn about science through laughter and physical comedy in the limited-time KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit. Learn how to juggle, turn spoons into catapults, create photo illusions, engineer fast-moving paper airplanes, and more in this silly, interactive exhibit! KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! is based on the KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2 and produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®.



Littles’ Day

Saturday, September 9 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More

Gather the little ones for a special day of programs designed for children five and under! Enjoy a special performance from the Kindersinger, join face painting fun with Landre SFX, and create art projects you can take home.



$2 Target® Family Fun Night

Friday, September 15 | 4 – 8PM | Learn More

Save more than 80% and pay only $2 for admission from 4-8 PM! Learn about animal safety with the Maryland SPCA, take part in our signature Circle Time, and make a special project at the Family Activity Table!


Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!

September 16 – February 19 | Learn More

It’s time for adventure when preschoolers and their families come to explore Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! This interactive exhibit takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Explore Isa’s Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies’ crew to uncover pirate treasure, and help baby animals in the Rainforest Maze. Ready? Let’s go! ¡Vámonos!

Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! the exhibit is presented by the Amerigroup Foundation and Whole Foods Market

©2017 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.



 Miss Perception’s Mysteries Revealed Day

Sunday, September 17| 12 – 5PM | Learn More

In early 2018, we’ll reveal what the future of learning and play at the Museum will look like with the opening of an exhibit and program preview area. In order to make way for this engaging space, the endearing Miss Perception’s exhibit will close. Join us as we reveal the mysteries of Miss Perceptions and declare “Case Closed” on Mysteries Revealed Day when the exhibit closes to the public for good on September 17th.



Sensational Saturday

Saturday, August 26 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More

Here’s a Sensational Saturday you don’t want to miss! Take part in yoga for kids, enjoy our signature Circle Time, conduct science experiments in the Exploration Station, and become a star in our interactive Play Within a Play: Tiger Tales!


Going Wild Weekend

Saturday, September 30 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More
Sunday, October 1 | 12 – 5PM | Learn More

Things are getting wild at Port Discovery! Join us for our animal-themed Going Wild Weekend the whole family will love! Learn about wildlife, get up close with animals, and make animal-themed art projects!



Special Offers & Announcements

We’re Open this September for Fun and Learning!

During the month of September, we modify our hours so that staff can attend to large maintenance and deep cleaning projects that are only possibly when the Museum is closed. Beginning September 5th, Port Discovery will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only through the end of the month. Beginning in October, Port Discovery will be open Tuesday through Sundays until Memorial Day (open on select Mondays for holidays and school breaks). We look forward to seeing you in the Museum for interactive learning and fun events throughout the fall months!



Members Receive half off Zoo Admission this August and September!

Port Discovery members receive half off admission to the Maryland Zoo during the months of August and September! Explore the zoo this Summer and learn about wildlife for only a fraction of the cost! Not a member yet? Become a Port Discovery member to enjoy exclusive savings at the Maryland Zoo and other special offers, too!

Get Ready to Zoo Bop with the Maryland Zoo!

Sunday, September 3 | 12 – 4PM | Learn more

Kids, get your dancing shoes on and singing voices ready! Our friends at the Maryland Zoo are hosting Zoo Bop, a new children’s outdoor music festival featuring exciting vendors, food trucks, and fun activity tables including an interactive and educational table from your Play Specialists at Port Discovery!

Port Discovery Summer Hours:
Memorial Day through Labor Day Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 PM
September Hours after Labor Day:
Monday – Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM