Donate to Port Discover

Port Discover: Northeastern North Carolina’s Center for Hands-on Science - has been an important community-based resource for young families and students in the region for sixteen years. Although the center has reopened to the public, like many nonprofits, our budget has been severely impacted by the pandemic. The loss of revenue from a business tenant combined with the absence of in-person fundraising events, outreach, field trips, and summer camps has affected our ability to meet operational costs, to provide weekly pre-k programming, to complete our second floor “Community STEM Lab,” and to develop and implement new programming for middle and high school students. In addition, the replacement of three HVAC units exhausted our reserve funds.

ways to support

Your gift will help Port Discover address these challenges, and will assist in developing and providing hands-on, science-based activities and exhibits that engage our community’s youth!



ways to help

Become a member or renew your current membership. We offer various levels of membership - visit our Membership page for more information.

Make a donation by sending a check made payable to "Port Discover"

611 E. Main Street,

Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

If you own a business, consider holding a fundraising event to benefit Port Discover - we are more than happy to bring a science-based activity to your location to share with your patrons!


Want to send a donation online?


Please choose either Recurring Donation or One Time Donation.

Any amount is appreciated!



Port Discover: Northeastern North Carolina's Center for Hands-On Science