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Port Discovery Children's Museum

Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 410-727-8120
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Ranked #39 of 314 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, 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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Children's museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My daughter and her little friends enjoy this place but I do not. The place is a madhouse. It's loud. It's messy. It's chaotic. The activities never change. Some of the activities are broken. The giant climbing structure is kind of fun but why are there so many rude, pushy children. Just wait your turn, kid! The art area is... 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're sorry your time here was not enjoyable. Holiday weekends and discount days are very busy for the museum and if you are looking to avoid large groups, we recommend calling ahead or emailing info@portdiscovery.org to see how many kids are planned for the day or... More 

Bristow, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went with my 4 yr old and 16 month old. The huge climbing thing right when you walk in is def for more older kids as my 4 yr old had trouble on a lot of the rope ladders and spaces to climb up. There is A LOT to do in this place and we only saw 1/4 of it.... 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're glad your time here was enjoyable! While we do have some exhibits for older children, we have several that are geared toward a younger crowd. Tiny's Diner, Wonders of Water and Tot Trails are all great places we hope you and your children got to... More 

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took our 7 year old and he had fun but much of the place is too juvenile for his age group. The 3 story climbing structure was the highlight for him. It seems like a good place for a 4 year old. It is clean and well staffed and priced under $15

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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 your child had a great time, especially in KidWorks! We have a couple new exhibits coming in 2015 for all ages so keep an eye out and come see us again soon! More 

DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great place for kids to run around and play. Lots of opportunity for kids of all ages. Both my 1yr old and 3 yr old enjoyed themselves, and found great things to do. Toddler room was a huge hit!

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to Port Discovery We're so glad you had a fantastic time, especially in Tot Trails! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

WALNUT CREEK, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The moment you step into the Center for the ticket lobby you come face to face with the extraordinary three story tall structure of tunnels, ladders, climbing walls, rope bridges and an assortment of caves and hidey holes. Surrounding the structure are rooms which house the likes of the Water Room, Indoor soccer field,hand-eye coordination games that would leave any... More 

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to Port Discovery, we're so glad you had a fantastic time! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

Halifax
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was fun for our almost 5 year old and it was nice that it had a room for our 8 month old to crawl around in. Probably not as exciting past the age of 7 or 8 depending on the kid. The huge urban playground was awesome. Also very busy over the long weekend but the only activity where... 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 had such a great time! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great for kids, especially on cold or rainy days, although it might get crowded. Ages 4-7probably best. Make sure to have a good adult to kid ratio, I.e 3 kids to 1 adult won't cut it

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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 

DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great for exercising your kids for a few hours indoors. Great 3 story (safe) climbing apparatus. As learning place it is limited, particularly when there are lots of children around, one can't really extract the didactic experience out of the apparatus. Also more and more of the apparatus is out-of-order. There is a mock-up of a Royal Farms convenience store... More 

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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 Children’s Museum. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience. If you are looking to avoid large groups, we recommend emailing our information desk at info@portdiscovery.org prior to your visit so that you can get a heads up on how many groups... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the place to bring your kids (2-10 yrs). There is more than enough divisions of play to keep them busy, entertained, and further engender the curiosity to learn. But, if you find yourself struggling to act as the catalyst for energy, you need not worry. At some point, you're bound to run into Curious George, the larger than... 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 had such a great time! Come back and see us again soon! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our kid was only 2 yr when we went. So the most time we were in the water related activities & small kids stuff, which is limited. But this place is dimly awesome. Starting from a grocery store to the great rides & tons of learning by doing Wait for the child to be at least 4 yr old before... 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 

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