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Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. There is no admission to Port Discover but a $2 donation per person is requested.

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

Port Discover is open to the public

Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

Morning hours are reserved for special group programs.

Groups of 10 or more are welcome during normal operating hours for a fee of $2 per child (including sibling of students). Fee includes a Port Discover Educator for group tour and assistance. Please reserve at least one week in advance.

Visitor Information:
A visit to charming Elizabeth City makes a great daytrip or weekend getaway. For information on what to see and where to go, contact:

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

611 E. Main St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 338-6117

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