Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Port Discovery Children's Museum

To connect purposeful play and learning

four stars

90.97

35 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 727-8120   Web Site
EIN: 52-1806933

Board Leadership
Dennis F. Rasmussen
Chair

CEO
Bryn Parchman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.97 four stars
  Financial 87.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Port Discovery's mission is to connect purposeful play and learning. Activities and exhibits are based on the Museum's four learning initiatives: Early Childhood Learning, Healthy Families: Healthy Communities, STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and Creative Arts and Culture. Since opening in the historic Fish Market building in Downtown Baltimore in 1998, Port Discovery has served more than 5 million visitors.

Port Discovery's mission is to connect purposeful play and learning. Activities and exhibits are based on the Museum's four learning initiatives: Early Childhood Learning, Healthy Families: Healthy Communities, STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and Creative Arts and Culture. Since opening in the historic Fish Market building in Downtown Baltimore in 1998, Port Discovery has served more than 5 million visitors.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of free admissions
44,093
Number of students and early learners benefitting from our programs
146,749
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.67
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Port Discovery Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Port Discovery Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,932,381
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $29,996
   Fundraising Events $315,554
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,254,672
Total Contributions $5,532,603
   Program Service Revenue $2,427,866
Total Primary Revenue $7,960,469
   Other Revenue $90,861
TOTAL REVENUE $8,051,330
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,726,017
   Administrative Expenses $503,985
   Fundraising Expenses $589,158
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,819,160
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,232,170
   
Net Assets $14,214,454

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,200 2.63% Bryn Parchman President & CEO

Mission

Port Discovery's mission is to connect purposeful play and learning. Activities and exhibits are based on the Museum's four learning initiatives: Early Childhood Learning, Healthy Families: Healthy Communities, STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and Creative Arts and Culture. Since opening in the historic Fish Market building in Downtown Baltimore in 1998, Port Discovery has served more than 5 million visitors.

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Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
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Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.81 three stars
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) 85.96 three stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 727-8120
fax: (410) 727-3042
EIN: 52-1806933

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Board Leadership

Dennis F. Rasmussen
Chair

CEO

Bryn Parchman
President, CEO