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Port Discovery Children's Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
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+1 410-727-8120
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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 place for kids 2-10!

Great place to bring the kids while in Baltimore, especially on a rainy day. Formerly the City Fish Market, Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington, DC
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Urbana, Maryland, United States
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was Spring Break and we needed to keep our five year old grandson busy. Port Discovery is the perfect place for doing just that. Plus, they had the Thomas the Tank Engine hands on display, which our grandson loves. They had so many different areas in the building with different activities, we went through every area first and then... More 

Thank Pamela H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after a stay in downtown Baltimore. I brought my girls ages 11, 5 and 3. Navigating to this location was easy and parking was located next door in the garage. Bonus- the parking garage has a skywalk to Miss Shirley's cafe- go there! Getting in was easy. They have lockers available, they aren't huge and are either... More 

Thank tvmtg
Washington, DC
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to bring the kids while in Baltimore, especially on a rainy day. Formerly the City Fish Market, Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive exhibits, craft-making opportunities, and climbing adventures. You can bring and store your own food in a locker, but the dining area gets really crowded. There are several dining options outside, however, with a Subway... More 

Thank drwong
New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend parents of young child take their children here for hours of entertainment!!! Prices seemed good. They take child security very serious!!

Thank sherryanne10
Flushing, Michigan
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my just turned 2 yr old grandson. There are multiple floors of all kinda of activities for kids of all ages. There are also separate rooms for the very young ones. We purchased a 1 year membership for $114 which allows advanced entry for 4 and other perks as well- since it would have cost us $60-70... More 

Thank zen3107
St. Petersburg, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being stuck for 5 extra days from a snow storm in DC we traveled to Inner harbor Baltimore. We found this place and took our 6 year old grandson in there. It had adventure and hands on things to do. He loved it

Thank bugsymob2007
United States
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We came here after a long visit at a doctor. There are a lot of exhibits but several are broken and need updating. The indoor jungle gym is definitely the best, it's 3 stories tall sturdy enough for adults to follow children up (though lots of tight squeezes). I'm not saying don't come, just saying it's an indoor playground with... More 

Thank Vatonurse
New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My just-turned 3 y.o. boy had a thus-far unsurpassed blast here. (Another favorite was the Maryland Science Center). He is very active and at 38.1 inches tall managed all the climbing structures, some with help at first. Unique about PD is the mix of physical and educational activities. We were there from 10:30 ish to closing time, no nap, a... More 

Thank sparkhj
Cranford, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with my husband and three children (ages 3, 3 and 6). Before I went I read the reviews and really wasn't sure what to expect. However, this place is so worth every bit of your time! The kids will love it and can spend hours upon hours here. They have a great system where you all... More 

Thank Jean D
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Port Discovery is a great place for children under 10. With 3 floors for the kids to go thru as well as a climbing section, children will have a blast. Each area has interactive spaces for the children to learn and experience each sensory tool. The water room was a big hit. Great place to go on a rainy or... More 

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