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“Not That Great”

Port Discovery Children's Museum
Ranked #28 of 243 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was there about 8 years ago and just went back this week. The museum it showing a lot of were & tear. The exhibits are old & in need of an upgrade, At 16.00 per person, it is not by any means a bargain.

Thank Richard F
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback! We appreciate you visiting us and spending your time and hard-earned money with us. We know you have many options of places to take your children and appreciate that you brought your family to our Museum. We design our exhibits to be hands-on, interactive and educational, which also leads to them being well-loved. We hear you that the exhibits are in need of an upgrade, and our teams are working on re-imagining what the Museum will look like in the future. We welcome your ideas! Please feel free to reach out to us directly at cbrown@portdiscovery.org. ~ Chris B.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend the day with younger ones.

The kids were engaged with a lot of hands on activities. There is a lot of educational and physical activities.

Parking is very walkable and validation is very much appreciated.

1  Thank Shamoon A
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! So glad to hear you had a great visit and enjoyed the hands-on, educational activities at the Museum!

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This spot is ok if its not ideal to be outdoors or your time is limited in Baltimore. In my opinion, there are many other things to do with children that won't break the bank. Don't get me wrong, this place isn't bad; it just isn't as good as other places that I've visited that cater to children.

Thank ChikaLadybug
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback! We appreciate you visiting us and spending your time and hard-earned money with us! We know you have many options of places to take your children and appreciate that you brought your family to our Museum. We’d love to hear about other places and activities that you enjoy that cater to children – we are always looking for new ways to educate, entertain and educate our guests and certainly welcome new ideas that will help us do just that! Please feel free to reach out to us directly at cbrown@portdiscovery.org. ~ Chris B.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This museum knows their clientele. There's a network of tunnels, rope ladders and slides to change floors and go into exhibits! There are stairs and elevators too if you're not a child or child at heart. I think the museum is best for 7-12 year olds but there is something for everyone here. There's even a dedicated sensory space for those under 2 littles. By the way, if you have under school-age kids, try to come on a weekday-Saturday starts getting crowded early.

Bring your own food and put it in a locker until you're ready to sit and eat in order to maximize your museum play time (and stretch your dollar). There's a nice eating area but vending machine food will only take you so far. Lockers are available for rent but are first come first served.

Thank dena f
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so glad you had a great visit and enjoyed KidWorks and our hands-on, educational exhibits! Thanks for sharing those great tips for visitors! We do hope to expand food offerings in the future, but guests are absolutely welcome to bring food as you mentioned, and we're lucky to have some great restaurants within walking distance of the Museum as well!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with our energetic 7 1/2 year old. The exhibits are varied and he loved them all but the favorite by far was the giant climbing structure in the center of the museum. It was a bit loud with all of the camp groups that were there but after all, it is a children's museum. This is a great place to let off a lot of steam and escape the heat. Be sure to validate parking and ask about applicable discounts.

1  Thank Zosia B
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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! Glad you had a great visit. KidWorks certainly is a popular exhibit! :) Quick tip for future visits: We reserve Mondays in July and August as a day where Summer Camps take a break from all of the great play and learning in the Museum, so that tends to be a bit of a quieter day here for family visitors.

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