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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Downtown)
410-727-8120
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Ranked #35 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Port Discovery Children’s Museum is ranked among the top 5 children’s museums in the United States! (Child Magazine)Port Discovery offers three floors... more » Owner description: Port Discovery Children’s Museum is ranked among the top 5 children’s museums in the United States! (Child Magazine)Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Toddle and crawl through Tot Trails. Get healthy and fit in Kick It Up!. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Shop and pump gas at the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station. Cook and serve food in Tiny’s Diner or climb and slide through KidWorks, a 3-story urban treehouse.Port Discovery Children's Museum is pleased to partner with the Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens Initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to fight childhood obesity. The national initiative helps children learn about healthy food choices and promotes physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs. « less
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Columbia, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I went here with my kids while me wife attended something in nearby Cockneysville(sp). I went here just as there was several other fieldtrips there at the same time. They have a huge climbing area for kids, a lot of fun problem solving activities and so much to keep kids busy. When I go to other cities, it is great... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Port Discovery! Please come back and visit again soon! More

Rok
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The center has a great variety of activities. A few were in need of repair, but with the volume of children using the facilities...well done. We attended with a child who has mobility impairment, the access was more than adequate. One issue, not exclusive to Port Discovery, was parents not minding their children...several times we were waiting our turn and... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad you and your kids had such a great time, especially in the Wonders of Water exhibit! Come back and see us again soon! More

Newark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had a great time with my 4yr old son and 8 month old daughter. The both enjoyed all of the colorful exhibits. It was a pretty busy day but I expected that for a Saturday. After playing at the museum we ate at Joes pizza across the street. Great time. Will be going back for sure.

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad you and your kids had such a great time and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon! More

Frederick, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Redeemed a year-long membership from livingsocial today and had a great first-time visit. Had lunch across the courtyard at joe squared pizza which was a great, quick bite before heading to PD. Wasn't busy at all on Sunday afternoon and got a small locker for the diaper bag, after a quick change, for $1 which we picked up on the... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad you and your kids had such a great time, especially in Tiny's Diner, Wonders of Water and the Royal Farms Convenience Store! Come back and see us again soon! More

Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place was great for kids. The overhanging rope bridge was scary cuz the kids could exit off anywhere. If you were on teh first floor and they decided to jump off on second, it was nuts. The parking was city parking, less than desired. It was a but run down. ALOT of school children. We left and came back... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are glad you had a great time and understand your concern about KidWorks. We do our best to communicate to parents and guardians to designate a meeting place if you are not climbing and have also labeled all of the entrances to show which floor... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I took my five year old granddaughter this summer and she had a blast! It's a really big place with lots of themed areas and lots of visitors. Everyone gets an ID bracelet when they enter so that children cannot leave without the group they came in with (security). I was glad about this because she moved through the rooms... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad you and your granddaughter had such a great time, especially in Tiny's Diner! Come back and see us again soon! More

Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took our 18 month son while we were visiting and what a great place! There is so much to see and explore in the 3 floors worth of activities. The museum is set up with a large gross motor jungle gym in the center of the building with nets, rops, slides, mats, rock walls, tunnels, etc. Along the parameter... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you and your son enjoyed your visit to Port Discovery! Please come back and visit again soon! More

Scranton, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We really liked it! It was fairly well maintained. The staff was engaging. Some of the displays were a little confusing though. Our 8 yr old REALLY enjoyed it. If you have small kids and some time to kill, I would definitely recommend a visit. And one of the best parts was the Leinenkeugel Beer Garden right outside...lol.

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad you and your child had a great time! We’re sorry to hear that some of the displays were confusing. Some of the exhibits, such as Miss Perception’s Mystery House and Adventure Expeditions, were designed in the mid to late 90’s... More

Seoul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I took my three daughters ages 3, 6, and 10 here. It cost us nearly $60 to get in, but the museum listed many activities that my girls were excited to check out so we forked over the cash for what they claim is one of the top 5 children's museums in the country. Well, we were very disappointed! All... More

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PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are sorry that there were some aspects of exhibits that were not working during your visit. The spouts in the Plumber’s Park section of Wonders of Water are labeled with colors so that one of the pair has a lot water pressure so that pipes... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my 5-yr old nephew and his favorite parts of the museum were the water exhibit (esp. plumber park and bubble hoop), steering the loading & unloading of crates, soccer field and the 3.5 story climbing structure in the middle of the museum. The center is fun for kids but kinda boring for adults. As a guardian (also for... More

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PortDiscovery, Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Port Discovery Children's Museum. While we are happy to hear that your nephew enjoyed his time spent exploring our Wonders of Water exhibit, loading dock, and KidWorks, our climbing structure, we are very sorry that your experience with KidwWorks was stressful. KidWorks, while loved by nearly all children who climb... More

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