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Port Discovery Children's Museum

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Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-727-8120
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Port Discovery Children’s Museum is ranked among the top 5 children’s...
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.
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Went today with my 3 yr old. Orioles season ticket holders got 1 free ticket. Do not like paying full price for a 3 year old, but we had fun in the Lego exhibits. The rope... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went today with my 3 yr old. Orioles season ticket holders got 1 free ticket. Do not like paying full price for a 3 year old, but we had fun in the Lego exhibits. The rope climbing was definitely for older kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Huge, and really cool with something for all ages of kids. We spent the most time in the water room- it was awesome. They also accept reciprocal memberships from other children's museums.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place was a revelation, and we wish we had found it earlier in our stay (i.e. on a rainy day). The number of activities for kids was just astounding, with something for everyone. The climbing structure is just fantastic. The only downside is that your child can climb from the ground level and end up on level three (or... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place was descent. It wasn't really exciting but it had enough to keep the kids busy. The highlight is the obstacle course at the main entrance. Some of the educational exhibits I didn't feel were developmentally appropriate but the kids still had a good time. They validate your parking in the weekends if you park in the garage directly... More 

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Bowie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited Port Discovery in June 2015 with our 20 month old toddler. We all had a blast! It was very nice that my company provides free passes so we were able to take advantage of that. Our son couldn't get enough and he probably would have like to stay all night if we were allowed. He is still kind... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

If you have someone to help wrangle kids, this would be an excellent venue for kids 5-8 years of age. However, if you don't have help, it can be h e double hockey sticks on Earth. There is a huge climbing aparatus in the middle that spans multiple floors. My oldest child, who is 11 was bored out of his... More 

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Stratford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great for kids infant-12. My kids had a great time here all day. So many different areas to play and good learning experiences for children as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We took our 9 year old here for the day. There is so much to see & do. They have certain things that are just for the toddler age and then they have a main exhibit that changes every so often. It only took us about 3 hours to see everything and then our son was ready to move on... 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 experience at Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad you and your family had a great time, especially in KidWorks! We are always looking for new ways to engage children of all ages through our exhibits, programs and activities. We would love to hear any recommendations you may have to enhance... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A fun place to take kids under 10. A little chaotic when crowded, but other than that great. been here twice with same kid and he enjoyed it every time.

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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 experience at Port Discovery Children's Museum. We are so glad that you and your family had such a great time and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were highly impressed with this place. Something for everyone 2-10 years old. Awesome way to spend the day! A must see if you have kids under 10.

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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 experience at Port Discovery Children's Museum, we are so glad that you and your family had such a great time! Come back and see us again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Port Discovery Children's Museum

Address: Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-727-8120
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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