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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Downtown)
410-727-8120
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Ranked #42 of 153 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We took our 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old daughter and son. They absolutely loved it especially the diner and the water area. The bubble pulley maker was a hit. They also made butterflies to take home and played in the Tot Trails. Great when there were not a lot of people earlier in the morning but we felt... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Port Discovery for the first time and was glad we made the trip. The overall first impression you get while walking in is, Wow! They have so many different areas where the kids can play and it's appropriate for all ages. My three year old had a blast!!! I also appreciated the staff checking bracelets of myself, husband... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went on a Saturday. It was a zoo.No supervision from the museum. Rude patrons. Waste of money. The only good thing was they checked my bracelet and my son's to make sure they matched before letting us out.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We loved it! We live near the Indianapolis Children's Museum, which we think is exceptional, and I believe Port Discovery was right up there with it. There was so much for the three-year-old in our group, we couldn't even get to all the areas. Loved the diner area, and the fruit sorting area (who knew?), and if I were still... More

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and love reading about the great time you had while here. Even though you don't live nearby, we hope that you will join us again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Our family visited the museum yesterday. We have 4 kids,ages 16months, 5, 8 , and 10 needless to say we have a hard time finding a place to go where they all can go and be engaged. When we first came in the first thing we saw was a massive jungle gym that spanned as high as the ceiling and... More

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

Thanks so much for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come back soon! More

nc
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was definitely the largest children's museum I have been in and it is not too pricey but, other than that, it was a disappointment. Thank goodness we went on an afternoon where there were very few kids present as the climbing apparatus in the center would be an absolute disaster if there were many children present. I am not... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

place needs to be renovated or remodeled....looked very old and kinda run down, def a disappointment...came here as a child prob wont go back til it gets fixed up...the "house area" was very "antique"...other than that my kid had fun in the water and kitchen area...thats about it...

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

Thank you for your review. Your experience is important to us. Please contact our guest services department at mruthke@portdiscovery.org so that your specific concerns can be addressed. Thank you! More

Lancaster, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We brought our grandchildren for an afternoon at the museum. The price was reasonable and on Sunday they validate half the price of the $15 parking. The kids loved the giant play scape that dominated the center of the museum and was three stories high. They also loved the train and car and the dance room with the light wall.... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing your review. KidWorks, our 3-floor tall climbing structure is a hit with children of all ages and we are so glad that your family enjoyed it! We are glad to be located in such a close proximity of great family friendly restaurants, shops and convenient parking. We hope that you will join us again... More

Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I loved port discovery as young kids and we decided to go back for old times sake and were denied admission because we did not have kids. We are extremely disappointed.

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PortDiscoveryCM, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, I have read this review thoroughly and would like to do my best to reply point-by-point. Before I begin, guests reading should realize that Presidents Day weekend is one of the most attended weekends in Baltimore (and likely most other places in the U.S.). On Sunday, February 16th we had over 1,700 guests visit in just 5 hours.... More

Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Lots of fun things to do for kids. It is very hands on. Sometimes they have free tickets for military. My kids ask to go there each visit!

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

Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of our military discount and hope that you will join us again soon! More

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