We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Port Discovery Children's Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: 410-727-8120
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 196 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
So much Fun!

Great day with my 7 year old. This may be our last visit as she is getting a bit old for this museum, but we had a blast!!!! The diner, Legos, treehouse and Egyptian exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Heather W
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Marlboro, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Our 1 year old son loved crawling and walking around the infant and toddler room. We cannot wait to return when he is older. Fabulous system with wrist bands to keep your children safe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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're so glad you and your son had such a great time in Tot Trails! Stop by and see us again soon! More 

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited with 4 children, 13, 12, 11, and 5 for approximately 4 hours. and all absolutely loved it!!! I was hesitant to bring my older kids since I saw somewhere that its for kids up to age 10 but thankfully they all enjoyed it. My 5 year old enjoyed royal farms, the tiny diner and harvest hill. My older... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 your family had such a great time experiencing all of the exhibits and programs! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day in Baltimore, try Port Discovery. It's located right in the Inner Harbor Area with easy parking right next door. Admission is easy on the pocket at just $14 and there are quite a few casual food choices for lunch in the area. Once inside, kids have a choice of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your experience Port Discovery Children's Museum, we are so glad that you and your family had such a great time! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

a little place called home
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We took the kids (6,8,15) during their family night event and EVERYONE had a BLAST! Anyone with a teenager and young children knows that finding something the whole family can enjoy together is no easy feat. The best part was that unlike other places parents are encouraged to climb on the obstacle courses as well which is an incredible experience... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PortDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Port Discovery! We are so glad that you and your family had such a great time, especially climbing through KidWorks! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ashburn, USA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a great place to just let the kids run free and play. Grownups can take part in all the fun, too. This place features a 3 storey climbing structure along with side exhibits such as an interactive model of the water cycle, LEGO, an art studio, and lots more. There is even a Tot area for kids 3... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 your family had such a great time and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped on our way through town, my daughters (8) loved this place!!! The play structure in the middle would have held their attention for hours. They were able to make things and explore. So much fun and worth the cost.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 daughters had a great time, especially in Kidworks! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Staten Island, New York
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What an outstanding museum for children. I highly recommend this stop and spend at least 4 hrs there. One exhibit that stands out is the diner where children wait on your table, cook your food, run the register, etc. I couldn't get them out of there nor did I want to leave.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 children had a great time, especially in Tiny's Diner! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great day with my 7 year old. This may be our last visit as she is getting a bit old for this museum, but we had a blast!!!! The diner, Legos, treehouse and Egyptian exhibits were our favorites. During the week was not busy at all!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 7-year-old had a great time, both in our permanent and traveling Lego exhibit! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Dayton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited on a weekday morning and the museum was not crowded! Our children (7 & 9) really loved the climbing structure. They also enjoyed solving the clues in ancient Egypt. We enjoyed the Lego Castle exhibit! It was a great place to run and play on a cold rainy day. The museum had play areas for small children but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 children had a great time, especially in KidWorks, Adventure Expeditions and the Lego Castle Adventure exhibit! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a great place for thriving imaginations!! Took my three year old here and we had a blast. So much to do. We easily spent two hours here playing and could have stayed longer if we would have packed our lunches. Came on a Tuesday, so wasn't overcrowded or busy. Only a small school group who were very well behaved.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 child had a great time! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

Travelers who viewed Port Discovery Children's Museum also viewed

 

Been to Port Discovery Children's Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Port Discovery Children's Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?