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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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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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Great interactive facility for the kids

From the moment your children walk in they will be mesmerized. So much to do with several floors of hands on exhibits. I can't count the number of times that we have visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Brick, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found the Discovery Museum on our recent trip and its a great place to go if you have younger children. Our teens were happy to indulge their younger brother but not much for older kids to do. It is s great place and would recommend to families with kids 10 and under.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a great morning here. I was slightly concerned that there wouldn't be enough for our 9 year old to do as he's past playing shops but thankfully I was proved wrong! We all enjoyed the hands on experience. Thank you!

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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 a great time! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Easton, Maryland
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From the moment your children walk in they will be mesmerized. So much to do with several floors of hands on exhibits. I can't count the number of times that we have visited. We always have fun, spend the whole day and the children are never bored. One of there favorite places is the restaurant, where the children pretend that... More 

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

Lutherville, Maryland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Port Discovery is a fantastic and fun outing for young kids. If possible, find a less popular time of day to go, or go when there is a private event, as it can get very crowded. When it isn't too crowded - there is a ton of space to run and play and the kids love it!!

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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! 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 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went on a Tuesday and called ahead to find out about Summer Camps coming that day.. The numbers were low so we arrived around 11am and we didn't leave til 4:45 and that was only because I forced them to leave to try and beat some traffic going home. When we first arrived there were quite a few smaller... 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 that you and your family had such a great time and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited last winter with my family (my kids were then 6-mo-old and 2.5-yr-old) and my brothers' family (his kid was then 15-mo-old). There was plenty to do to entertain all of them. Surprisingly, they had a really great baby/toddler room. There were soft mats, contoured cushions and a few toys for the real little ones. There was a Light-Brite... 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 that you and your family had such a great time in Tot Trails, Wonders of Water and LEGO Castle Adventure! We have some exciting new exhibits planned for the next several years for all ages so we hope to see you all... More 

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

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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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 enjoyed the LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit! We have several great traveling exhibits planned for the next few years so we hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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, especially in Wonders of Water, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fair Haven, New Jersey
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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 especially in KidWorks. We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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 

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Additional Information about Port Discovery Children's Museum

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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