We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
+1 410-727-8120
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Needs cleaning and renovation

We are season pass holders. The place needs cleaning and renovations! We went for the first time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aja J
,
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
via mobile
Awesome for kids

This place is great for the kids to run around in. It is well organized and very cool. Our toddler... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FoodLover0012
,
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Read all 366 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 hosts educational programs, special events, and special exhibits, including the upcoming Nickelodeon's Dora & Diego - Let's Explore! exhibit, coming to the Museum September 16thm 2017 through February 19, 2018.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“water room” (33 reviews)
“jungle gym” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
Downtown
CONTACT
Website
+1 410-727-8120
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Baltimore
from US$29.00
More Info
from US$92.97
More Info
from US$59.00
More Info
from US$50.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (366)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"water room"
in 33 reviews
"climbing structure"
in 30 reviews
"jungle gym"
in 17 reviews
"water works"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 34 reviews
"older kids"
in 18 reviews
"water play"
in 8 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 7 reviews
"art room"
in 5 reviews
"parking validation"
in 4 reviews
"bring extra clothes"
in 4 reviews
"play soccer"
in 4 reviews
"toddler area"
in 4 reviews
"three story"
in 8 reviews
"royal farms"
in 7 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 11 reviews
"year olds"
in 14 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 359 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are season pass holders. The place needs cleaning and renovations! We went for the first time this year and many of the activities were missing pieces. The water station had materials there that had crud on them even though the area smells like chlorine!...More

Thank Aja J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for the kids to run around in. It is well organized and very cool. Our toddler loved it and there were a wide age range of kids in there. Very reasonable at $15.95 a ticket. Under 2 is free.

Thank FoodLover0012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting, and for your kind feedback! So glad to hear that you found the Museum fun, well organized and with plenty to do. Hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 9yr old grandson during Spring break. He had sooo much fun going up and tower the tower. I’m planning to take him again!!

Thank Alva F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic! Spring break at Port Discovery is such a great time! We hope to see you again soon!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Port Discovery Children's Museum located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor is an ideal place to spend part of the day for children 10 years old and younger. Children can entertain themselves while adults can oversee their activities (art studio, grocery store...) close by or have...More

Thank James M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

James - Thank you so much for visiting and for your extremely kind review. We appreciate it greatly - and hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My two nephews enjoyed the three-story tall indoor play area, complete with tunnels, little rock walls, slides, and rope walkways. Adults are welcome to follow kids through the tight spaces, and I was sweating profusely after four trips upwards from the first floor to the...More

Thank BS9988
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting, and for your very kind review! We're so glad to hear you had a fun visit! :) Hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It seemed somewhat poorly maintained and was pretty drab. Time to freshen up the place. Virtually no staff to be seen. Who is running this place? The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia is 100 times better.More

Thank Donna G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Donna - Thank you for visiting, and for your helpful feedback. We apologize that you had a disappointing experience at the Museum. We can assure you that we do have staff in the Museum - and apologize that you didn't see many staff during...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If our daughter hadn’t (desperately ) needed a nap, many we would/could have stayed there all day. She absolutely loved it and had so much fun! I highly recommend it for families with small kids. Also, some family members why came with us and I...More

Thank turkjj25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting - and for your very kind review. We're so happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed the Museum - and that our security measures are helpful - and hope that you're able to visit again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today July 2nd from 10am until 2pm. It was a fun place for my 3.5 year old son until we visited the water room. At the door was an employee named Emma, she was very rude and should not be working around children....More

Thank Michelle M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michelle - Thank you so much for visiting and for your review. We're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience with an employee. We have shared your feedback with our Guest Services management so that we can improve future guest experiences. We...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit and we only allowed an hour before closing....my mistake! Our almost 3yr old daughter could have spent all day playing here. We came because there is a dinosaur exhibit and we were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of activities...More

2  Thank lauracarpenter1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi Laura! We are so happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your time with us! While a lot can be accomplished in an hour, we definitely agree that the longer the stay, the more that you can see! We can't wait to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The central climbing structure is the best fun for small children but they do get away from you. My thirty something daughter spent much of her time climbing after her three year old. Two grand parents gave our party a ratio of three adults to...More

1  Thank 2xofus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello! Thank you for visiting Port Discovery and thank you for your kind review! We are happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your time with us! We encourage younger children to remain on the lower level of our KidWorks exhibit, as it...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 69 hotels in Baltimore
Fairfield Inn & Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
586 reviews
.21 km away
Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
66 reviews
.29 km away
Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor
901 reviews
.40 km away
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
1,938 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Capital Grille
547 reviews
.26 km away
Miss Shirley's Cafe
981 reviews
.24 km away
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
894 reviews
.23 km away
Patisserie Poupon
56 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Ships in Baltimore
1,382 reviews
.44 km away
National Aquarium
6,343 reviews
.41 km away
Top of the World Observation Level
504 reviews
.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tasm T
14 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from PortDiscovery | Property representative |
Hi! Target Family Fun Nights tend to draw quite a crowd. I recommend arriving early as it doesn't pick up until a little later in the evening. We do allow strollers and we also have a designated area for you to park it... More
0
Votes
JenniferEtzler E
1 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Pamela H | Reviewed this property |
Everyone pays to go in. Since this is a hands-on kind of place, even parents will be able to "play."
0
Votes
Niecyangel703
18 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from bridges c | Reviewed this property |
I think it's the Egyptian area.
0
Votes