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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
+1 410-727-8120
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Tired and needs updating

I have been taking my kids here for upwards of 8-9 years and as the time passes, the museum gets... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Matthew C
Baltimore, Maryland
Awesome place for young kids

My daughter is four and she loves this place. There is hours of things to explore and it only cost... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Victoria B
Baltimore, Maryland
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“water room” (29 reviews)
“jungle gym” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
+1 410-727-8120
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Reviewed 18 January 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...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 12 January 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...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 7 January 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...More

Thank jasonpwomack
Reviewed 5 January 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.

Thank R3929XNcatherines
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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,...More

3  Thank ObservantGuest
Reviewed 30 December 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...More

1  Thank k99js06
Reviewed 2 December 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...More

Thank LokiR1
Reviewed 22 November 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...More

2  Thank mumufreemovies
Reviewed 13 November 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

1  Thank daniellatzvi
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The closest Children's Museum to Washington DC it is fun for all. Great location, parking garage just steps from the front door, great location to walk a short distance to the Inner Harbour. Pack a lunch and snacks to eat while there on the cafeteria....More

Thank LaWanF
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JenniferEtzler E
1 November 2017|
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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."
18 September 2016|
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Response from bridges c | Reviewed this property |
I think it's the Egyptian area.
Antwaun W
12 April 2016|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
To really get to play at everything - about 3 hours.