Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore

3.9
#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Maryland
Welcome to Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked among the top 12 children’s museums in the United States! (Forbes)

Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Toddlers can walk 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 tree house.

With so many areas to climb and explore, be sure to wear closed toe, flat soled shoes and comfortable clothes so you can enjoy a fun and safe learning experience through the adventure of play!

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  • Yes, as other reviewers note, this is basically an indoor playground/touch-everything museum. But it is a children's museum, so...of course! Be prepared to be watching your kid(s) like a hawk on busy ...  more »
  • The name nobody would think that is a site as fun and entertaining, lots of action. It is like a giant playground, 3 floors, where small children and great spend of the rather. 2hours we were short so that the boys could play in all environments. It has crafts, climb, balance games atmosphere!
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  • I went once with my daughter and left after 15 minutes. Just not a place where I felt I could relax and let my guard down around my daughter.  more »
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  • I love going here with my family. Children under 2 are free and I have 16 month old twins. The kids are amused the entire time we are here and it's a great way to get them out of our tiny row home. I was nervous at first that they would be too little too enjoy most areas but now that they walk they can go almost everywhere. The baby room is fantastic and I could have brought them much younger. They love the sandbox, water room, diner, music garden, everything! We are so lucky to have this place in Baltimore. Definitely visit!
  • This is basically an indoor playground, touch-everything museum. But it is a children's museum, so...of course! The center climbing structure can be a little stress-inducing if you have an adventurer. As far as children's museums go, it's a decent size, with a huge range of activities, exhibits and events. There are lockers and coat storage areas on the ground floor, plus a place to eat a packed lunch with vending machines. There is so much to do and see, the kids were kept busy of hours on the 3 story climbing tour in the middle of the museum, water room, soccer area and crafting. The museum was clean and well organized.
  • I believe it is scheduled for a facelift and it needs it. My kids were 2 and 4 when we went 6 years ago. Nothing of note has changed except a few more things are closed. Kitchen and most play areas depleted. Your very young 3-5y kid will enjoy a first time visit. Son played soccer and climbed. Was better 6 years ago.
  • Best place ever for families with young children. Hands on learning and exploring including 4 story play place. Lockers available. Outside food permitted with tables and chairs provided. All family members get matching numbered wrist bands which are checked in your way out so no one leaves work the wrong crowd.
  • Affordable and huge. Great place for kids of all ages to have free play. We took 1 year old babies and there are only 2 areas they can play in but there is a ton of stuff for them to interact with. They do discount parking so that's nice.
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