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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Downtown)
410-727-8120
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Ranked #37 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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Scranton, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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

Hunt Valley, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Port Discovery is a wonderful place for children ages 18 months to about age 8 with many different activities. My three year old grandson particularly loved the diner area where he could "cook" and serve" food. He asked to go to that section as soon as he got to the museum. The 18 month old loved the separate play area... More

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

Hi Susan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoyed playing in Tiny's Diner, Tot Trails, and KidWorks! We also appreciate your feedback on the broken toys and games and your concerns have been shared with our Guest Services management. If you have any additional feedback you... More

nj
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went with 4 & 7 year old kids. There was tons to do with activities geared toward different age groups. Urban treehouse in the middle was tons of fun, but be careful, kids can get off and on on different floors of the museum!

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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 happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with your kids. Come back and visit us again soon! More

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This museum is great! 3 floors of hands on/interactive exhibits. My 2 - 2.5 year olds had such a great time. Love the Diner! - Kids get to "cook" and serve food in a diner style setting. The Sesame exhibit was lots of fun. We will be coming back!

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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 happy you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back! More

Somerdale, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoyed ourselves. Our kids are 3 and 5 so this was def a nice pleasant place to visit while in the inner harbor. The staff was nice as well.

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

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with your young children. Please come back and visit us again soon! More

North east
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We just got back from here today. I was very impressed. For the age of the building and the amount of use it was very clean and well maintained. My 4 year old had a blast. So much fun stuff for her! Even had things for my 11 month old to do. The wrist band check to make sure our... More

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

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back and play with us again soon! More

New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been to following chidlren's museums and this is the best yet! 1. Manhattan Children's Museum 2. New Jersey Children's Museum 3. Philadephia Chidlren's Museum 4. Gettysburg Children's Museum

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

Thank you for your review! We are proud to be listed as one of your favorite children's museums and hope you'll come back again and visit us soon! More

Spring, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We got to this place around 2p and found out it closed around 5pm. Man, I wish I would have known that because we would have come earlier. My kids loved it here! I have a 2yr old, 4 yr old, and an 8 yr old. There was stuff to do for all of them. I was a little scared... More

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope you will come back and visit us soon! More

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