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Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Admission to Port Discover is $5 (+tax) for children aged 1-17. Children under the age of 1 and adults are free.

Convenient on-street parking is available. A number of free municipal parking lots are also located nearby.

Elizabeth City is conveniently located in northeastern North Carolina, 45 minutes from the Outer Banks, less than one hour from Norfolk, Virginia, and three hours from Raleigh. For more information about visiting Elizabeth City, visit


Visitor Info

Port Discover is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.

A visit to charming Elizabeth City makes a great day trip or weekend getaway.

For information on what to see and where to go,


Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Museum of the Albemarle

Arts of the Albemarle

ECSU Planetarium

Science Class

Photo & Video Disclaimer

Port Discover reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by Port Discover, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Port Discover may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Port Discover including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, social media etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.

A person attending a Port Discover event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact Port Discover.

Any person or organization not affiliated with Port Discover may not use, copy, alter or modify Port Discover photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without advanced written permission of an authorized designee from Port Discover.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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

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