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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Downtown)
410-727-8120
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Ranked #31 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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51 reviews 51 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

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This children's museum is a three-level oasis for kids looking for hands on fun. Since our daughter is only nine months old, we tried a few rooms, but found the Tot Trails room was best for us. It was well designed to encourage movement. Our daughter crawled around but she really enjoyed the short dividers that allowed her to standup... 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 that your little girl enjoyed exploring Tot Trails and that you are now members. The next time you visit, you may want to attend our Mother Goose on the Loose story time and Jingle Jangle Music Time - our signature infant/toddler programs that run in the Tot Trails exhibit. (See our... More

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our kids always go nuts when they find out we're going here. It's 3 or 4 floors of activities, rooms, arts/crafts, abd play areas for kids of all ages. Both our 2 & 8 year old love this place. On a rainy, hot, or boring day when you want to get the kids out, this is a must

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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 you and your children enjoyed your visit to Port Discovery! Please come back and visit again soon! More

Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I felt very comfortable letting my child and nephew roam around in this place. Everything is very well monitored and supervised. There were plenty of interactive things with which kids could play. My child's favorite room was the water room. As long as the child has a sense of adventure, he or she will have a great time. The price... 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 and your nephew had a safe and enjoyable experience. Please come back and visit us again soon! More

Owings Mills, Maryland
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215 reviews 215 reviews
49 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We took our 4 year old granddaughter to PD on a Saturday AM. I expected it to be crazy - but not so much. Eve loved the exhibits and was not happy about leaving. We will take her back next time she is in town and stay all day.

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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 granddaughter enjoyed your visit. Saturday mornings (and Sundays at noon) when we first open are a great time to visit if you want a "quieter" experience, especially during the summer months. Please come back and visit us again soon! More

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