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Port Discovery Children's Museum

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Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-727-8120
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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 to run around and learn

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 and climbing walls. Plenty of things that'll wear out the kiddos.

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franklin park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 kids and they tend to run amok. One child threw a ball and hit my... More 

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baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. You can also purchase food from one of the many restaurants located a short distance... More 

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South Riding, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Baltimore from northern Virginia, and decided to take our 2.5 year old here. I had always heard good things, but had never been. It was great! Only $15 a person, and you can come and go all day. It's 3 floors of all kinds of different activities. I would say the target age range is 2 to... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great way to spend a few hours with the family. We opted for the family membership, because we know we'll be back again and again. Lots of fun for kids aged 1 - 10 (at least). Plenty of room to roam, learn, explore, make noise, create art, read, run around, and just have an amazing time. The only time... More 

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Madrid, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This kid's museum is full of enough activities even for the most energetic athletic child. A huge climbing structure rises up three stories in the center of the building. Ramps, slides, tunnels ropes...kids can make it all the way up to the third floor. Judiciously stationed attendants stationed throughout keep the adventure safe. Great water room where you can enclose... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My 9 year old enjoyed running around the Childrens museum. We had some time to kill in the am and this was the perfect location. Various activities to keep him busy

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Took a group of students here and had so much stress and worry trying to keep track of them all! There are three levels/ floors that children can go to via climbing stairs or going through a series of ladders, ropes, tunnels, slides, oh my! I was a wreck trying to keep tabs on everyone. I am also a germaphobe... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unless it is absolutely pouring with rain and you have a very young, loud, energetic, child who NEEDS to get some energy out (if you do, this place is perfect), I would skip this children's "museum" in favor of almost anything else. The educational content here is sadly low, and what is there is very poorly presented. Basically, this amounts... More 

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