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“Nice but expensive.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Port Discovery Children's Museum

Port Discovery Children's Museum
Ranked #28 of 224 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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“Nice but expensive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

As a member of another children's museum, my entry cost was 50% off. I still paid $22 for a toddler and two adults. Full price is expensive. When I first entered I was worried about the offerings. Once you are inside there are multiple rooms off the central climbing area. Each room is themed and has lots to do. You could easily spend hours here. There are lockers for rent to house your things. There are areas specific for particular ages. There are themed and periodic exhibits as well. The Wizard of Oz is currently there.

Visited April 2013
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PortDiscoveryCM, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience and for supporting Children's Museums through your membership. We are thrilled that you got to explore the Museum's offerings and hope that you will join us again!
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“Excellent place for the under five crowd”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Wonderful place to go with the little ones, we were members for several years. Very secure, they don't let the kids escape without you. It used to be that if you got a yearly membership you could also go to other children's museums for free, unfortunately that changed and now other childrens museums are half off with membership.

Visited February 2013
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PortDiscoveryCM, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your review! The reciprocal membership program was a great program but ACM Reciprocal policies have changed and more information can be found on our website. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will join us again!
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“Great oasis after touring the Inner Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is one of the best children's museums in the country, on a par with the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. There are numerous activities for the children, especially handy if you are all worn out from sightseeing and need to take a break. It is very close to the Aquarium and Inner Harbor. After you arrive, on the right is a room full of hangers, lockers, and coin-operated vending machines. If you have a full load, be sure to take advantage of the large lockers ($2) and store your belongings safely away so that you can go explore the facilities with the children.

Visited April 2013
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PortDiscoveryCM, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and do hope that you will visit us again on your next visit to Baltimore!
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“A lot of fun for the kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

My kids ages 5 and 8 had a great time here! Lots of different areas to play and a huge climbing structure in the middle. Would definitely go back if we are in the area. A little pricey, but they offer a AAA discount.

Visited March 2013
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PortDiscoveryCM, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience! If you are looking for a way to have have big fun for a small price, we invite you to visit us on Target $2 Family Fun Night which is held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 4 pm - 7 pm and admission is only $2! We look forward to your next visit!
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“Fun Place for kids all ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Took my grandchildren to childrens Museum and thier was a lot for them to do beside playing games.It was vey educational for them and they learn about differnt exhibits.It a great place for your children to enjoy themselves with other children.The place hads lots of things to do for them.I recommed you take you kids "you'll have a great time!Amision was a little pricie by it was worth it!Make sure if you visit to bring lunch for the kids cause they dont have a restraurant only vending machines which is not healty for your kids!They do have a small lunchroom where you can take a break an have the lunch you brought with you.Had a great time thier with my kids!

Visited March 2013
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PortDiscoveryCM, Public Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your review. As we do not have a restaurant on site, we encourage our visitors to visit nearby restaurants (in walking distance) for lunches or to pack lunch to enjoy in our Pier area. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will join us again very soon! We have so many fun events and programs planned for Summer 2013 and beyond!
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