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Port Discovery Children's Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number:
+1 410-727-8120
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Fun for the kids.

Great stop for the kids. They got a chance to run around and play while learning. There are definitely parts that are a little worn but what do you expect for a children's museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to several kids, play museums around the United States and Port Discovery is one of the better ones. A lot of activities for kids to do. A lot of restaurants and other items things to do in the area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have been taking my kids here for upwards of 8-9 years and as the time passes, the museum gets older and more tired. It has the potential to be great, but many of the displays and activities need to be refreshed and/or fixed. My kids still love it regardless...I just feel like it could be much better with a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

My daughter is four and she loves this place. There is hours of things to explore and it only cost $15. We took the subway so parking was free and the subway exit is right next to the entrance of the museum. Just remember to bring a rain coat or change of clothes for the water room cause your kids... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Great stop for the kids. They got a chance to run around and play while learning. There are definitely parts that are a little worn but what do you expect for a children's museum. My three boys 8, 6, & 2 loved it and it was the perfect afternoon stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This museum is wonderful for kids of all ages. There are three floors of activities for the kids to explore if you can get them past the first floor! There are hand-ons activities for kids to explore.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We came on a cold Saturday morning to find two long lines waiting to get in. These lines were very poorly managed, with no signs telling who should go to which line (one was for general admission and one for members). About every 10 minutes, someone came back to tell people which line to be in and each time some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We have visited a couple times, and our 3 year old has a blast. The climbing structure in the middle is a favorite, and he likes the water play room and the train and pulley a lot as well. Our 9 month old even enjoyed looking around and checking things out this time (last time she was asleep in the... More 

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

My kids loved this place and didn't want to leave. We spent a good three hours here and they still wanted to stay. There are many activities for them to do and learn with their parents. There's a four story play house with rope bridges and climbing walls. Plenty of things that'll wear out the kiddos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We went on a special promotion of $4 admissions on a Friday. Exceptional value since it is normally ten dollars more. The reduced admission starts at 4pm so between 4 and 6pm was not crowded, then the crowds came, mostly after school kids and older kids and they tend to run amok. One child threw a ball and hit my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Port Discovery has a lot to do for children of all ages. Parents can climb through the jungle gym with their child. They have difderent fun times for children like story time and singing time

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