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Discover new worlds, passions, and dreams through books and earn free admission to Port Discovery for a child and three additional guests.

During the month of May, Baltimore City children in fifth grade and younger can visit any Pratt location and show their library card to get a Ticket to Discovery bookmark, while supplies last.

How to Participate

Borrow, read, or listen to someone read any five books that spark creativity and curiosity and record them on your bookmark. You can also register and track your progress online with Beanstack.

Once you have read and logged five books, you can reserve up to four (4) admission tickets to Port Discovery. Head to portdiscovery.org/read to reserve your tickets, and use the unique code at the bottom of your bookmark when you check out. Capacity is limited, so tickets can sell out. Onsite and day-of tickets may be available but are not guaranteed.

Bookmarks are available at Pratt locations from May 1 to May 31, 2024. Complete your reading and visit Port Discovery through August 31, 2024.

Reserve Your Tickets

Once you have read and logged five books, you can reserve up to four (4) admission tickets to Port Discovery. Visit date and entry time can be reserved in advance online. Onsite and day-of tickets may be available but are not guaranteed. Participating children have through August 31, 2024 to complete the program and visit Port Discovery.

To reserve your tickets, use the printed code on the bottom of your Ticket to Discover bookmark at check out.

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