Welcome to Your Happy Place

Want easy access to a fun, joyful place where kids and adults get to play, laugh, learn and experience the many benefits of playful learning every day? As a Port Discovery member, you’ll receive free admission every time your family visits. Better yet, as a Member, you’re joining an amazing community and supporting our work to make joyful, purposeful play and learning possible for everyone.

Family Membership for 4

Enjoy unlimited admission for up to 4 people (per day); Up to 2 adult cardholders.

  • Free unlimited admission 
  • Access to members-only events and Museum exploration opportunities.
  • 10% Discount on all birthday party packages

Family PLUS Membership for 6

Enjoy unlimited access for 6 group members all year!

  • Express entry on busy days
  • Access to members-only events and Museum exploration opportunities. 
  • 10% Discount on all birthday party packages
  • + 50% off General Admission to over 200 other children’s museums as part of the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network in the U.S. and Canada (up to 6 people)
  • + $2 guest discount

Contributing Family Membership

Enjoy the benefits of a Family PLUS Membership and support our educational programs at the museum and throughout Baltimore. Includes admission for 6 people (per day); Up to 3 adult cardholders, and

  • Express entry on busy days
  • Access to members-only events and Museum exploration opportunities. 
  • 10% Discount on all birthday party packages
  • + 50% off General Admission to over 200 other children’s museums as part of the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network in the U.S. and Canada (up to 6 people)
  • + $2 guest discount
  • + A $50 tax deduction

Visit & Upgrade

If you’re visiting with admission tickets, you can upgrade to a membership and save! Go to the Box Office on the day of your visit to upgrade your tickets to a membership. Your ticket purchase will be applied to your total membership cost.  

*All transactions must be from one receipt. All or a portion of admissions are applicable. 

Kids Eat Free

Members – Fuel appetites before or after your visit to Port Discovery and take advantage of special Kids Eat Free offers provided by area restaurants!


Member Admission Reservations

Because Port Discovery Children’s Museum has capacity limits, all members must reserve tickets for each person before your visit. Reservations are free and included in your Museum membership. By making an online reservation, our staff can better manage capacity and ensure your admittance to the Museum.

  • One member cardholder must be included in the reservation and must be present on the day of the visit to redeem tickets.
  • Member guest tickets are nonrefundable and can only be transferred to another date due to illness.
  • All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
  • Adults without children are not permitted.
  • Active military families may receive a $5.00 discount for memberships purchased at the Box Office. Military photo ID required.
  • All memberships purchased online are subject to a $1.50 processing fee.

Membership FAQ

  • How do I become a Member?

    Purchase a Membership online via our Museum Membership webpage or sign up at the Port Discovery Box Office during your next visit. You can also become a member by calling 410.864.2665. Your Membership Card and information will be sent via email to the email address listed on the membership within 5 business days. Should you wish to visit the museum before receiving your card via email, bring your photo ID and the Box Office will welcome you for a great visit!

    If you visit the Museum and LOVE it you can apply all or a portion of your admission toward your membership. Just be sure to upgrade to a membership on the day of your visit to take advantage of this great deal. Admissions must all be on one transaction to take advantage of this offer.

  • How often can I visit as a Member?

    Membership to Port Discovery allows you and your family unlimited visits to the museum for an entire year during our normal operating hours.

  • When does my Membership Start?

    Your membership begins on the date of purchase and will expire the following year at the end of the month of purchase. Example: A Membership purchased on 10/1/22 will begin on the date of purchase and expire 10/31/23. Your membership card will be issued via email.  You will receive one membership card per membership.

  • What Membership Options Do You Offer?

    We offer several different membership levels so that you can pick the plan that works best for your family. You can learn more about our Family Membership options and purchase a Membership via our Membership Webpage.

  • Can I loan my membership card to someone?

    Our members can send their children to the Museum with a temporary authorized person (e.g. nanny, grandparent) with a signed note to use their membership at no additional charge. For safety reasons, your guests may not be admitted without a signed, dated note with contact information.

  • What is an ACM Reciprocal Membership?

    A reciprocal membership with the Association of Children’s Museums (available with the Family Plus/Contributing Family levels) allows you to visit 120 other participating children’s museums around the country for 50% off general admission for 6 people. For a list of ACM museums, please click here. Each museum has a unique admission policy. Please contact the museum you will be visiting to find out more information.

    Port Discovery welcomes ACM members every day the Museum is open to the public.

    Visiting members must provide proof of a current reciprocal membership to gain entry.

    One adult named on the card must be present at the time of entry. Up to five additional guests may accompany the adult cardholder into the Museum.

  • How should I use/reserve tickets for guests associated with my membership?

    Family Plus and Contributing members can bring guests to Port Discovery at a discounted rate, but you must purchase guest tickets when making your ticket reservations. Please note: Only 6 (six) guest tickets are allowed per purchase. Admission for visitors and members is by reservation/advance tickets only.

    Capacity is limited so tickets cannot be purchased on-site. To purchase or reserve your tickets, visit https://tickets.portdiscovery.org and choose the specific date that you’d like to visit. Your tickets will be delivered electronically and will be valid for the date you selected only.

  • How do I register for my member account so that I can reserve tickets?

    If this is your first time reserving online tickets, you will need to have your membership number to register your account. Review this How-To Guide for instructions. For assistance, email memberships@portdiscovery.org or call 410-864-2665.

    Simply visit https://tickets.portdiscovery.org and use your membership information to log in to your account. Reserve the tickets needed for your visit for all members of your party, including any children under the age of one.

  • Do Members receive discounts on Party Packages?

    Yes! As a benefit (and sincere thanks!) for being a Port Discovery Member, current members will receive 10% off the base cost of the party package they book with us.

  • Can I use my Membership to pay for Group or Birthday Party Visits?

    Port Discovery does offer Members a 10% discount off the base price of our party packages. However, memberships cannot be used towards the admission of additional party guests. Memberships also cannot be used towards group visits. 

  • Do you offer a Business or Corporate Membership Program?

    Yes! We offer several different levels of memberships for businesses. Please visit our Business Memberships page for more information.