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Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
+1 410-727-8120
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This was our first visit and we only allowed an hour before closing....my mistake! Our almost 3yr... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lauracarpenter1
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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Bring an adult who likes to climb

The central climbing structure is the best fun for small children but they do get away from you. My... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Canberra, Australia
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
Downtown
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"water room"
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"climbing structure"
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"jungle gym"
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"water works"
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"all ages"
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"older kids"
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"water play"
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"change of clothes"
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"art room"
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"bring extra clothes"
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"toddler area"
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"parking validation"
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"royal farms"
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"great place for kids"
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"different areas"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We brought Michael’s 2 friends to enjoy some play time and adventures. I’m surprised there isn’t a place for coats, nor a comfortable place to sit and food or drinks. Some of the button exhibits aren’t working. Buy your tickets in advance if you are...More

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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and bringing your family and friends to Port Discovery Children's Museum - and for your helpful review! So sorry to hear that no one pointed you towards the coat rack - though a bit tucked away, we do have...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

One of the better Children’s Museums we have been to. Multiple floors with activities for kids of all ages. Easy to spend a few hours in here doing everything. Highlights for our daughter included the Royal Farm market, the diner, and the water play area.

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PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind review! We are happy to hear that your family enjoyed their time with us. We hope to have you all visit us again very soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I brought my 3.5 year old and did not have a great experience. There is a huge jungle gym that distracted her from any of the other exhibits. She kept getting stuck in tunnels and crying. She was simply too young for this experience. Would...More

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PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi! Thank you for visiting, and for your review! We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our events and programs are designed children ages birth to 10 and we certainly believe that your little one would have enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We took two 10 year olds here for a play date and they were entertained for 2 hrs. The little display areas are nice - Royal Farm convenience store and gas station. diner, football pitch etc. - we haven't been there for 2 years and...More

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PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for visiting, and for your kind review! We are happy to hear that your children enjoyed their time with us! As a Museum, we have certainly been well loved since our opening 20 years ago, and although we try to keep our exhibits...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took our three grandkids to Port Discovery and each was extremely entertained for a long time. The first thing to catch their attention was the Royal Farm convenience store and gas station. Very clever. There was something for everyone including a large climbing feature...More

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PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad to know your grandchildren had a great time with us! Our admission price helps to make the Museum accessible for families and children that may not otherwise be able to have access to us, as well...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We meet with a group up of friends to get the kids tired and us all hang out. This place changes some of the exhibits which makes it good to visit periodically. They have a snack room with some vending machines, but places are close...More

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PortDiscovery, Social Media & Community Engagement Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you so much for paying us a visit and for you kind words! We are happy to hear that you and your family had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We enjoyed our time at the Port Discovery Children's Museum, but we did expect it to be a bit nicer given the fact that it was rated as one of the Top 5 Children's Museum's in the US - it doesn't hold a candle to...More

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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for visiting, and for your feedback to help us improve! Port Discovery has certainly been well loved since opening in 1998, and although we try to keep our exhibits in the best working condition possible, we have heard our visitors loud and clear...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This was listed as one of the top 5 children’s museums in the US - so maybe my expectations where set too high. I wasn’t that impressed. Seemed kinda old and dated. We had a one and just 3 year old. First the main attractions...More

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PortDiscovery, Guest Relations Manager at Port Discovery Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your feedback. We appreciate it as it certainly helps us improve! Port Discovery is absolutely a place to play. However, each of our exhibits – including our climber, diner, and store– have been intentionally designed to encourage learning...More

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Tasm T
14 March 2018|
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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
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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."
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I think it's the Egyptian area.
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