Port Discovery Children's Museum Baltimore
Where is it at?
Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Place
Tel: 410 727 8120
Where are we going today?
Kids - are you ready to PLAY! At the Port Discovery Children's Museum in the great city of Baltimore, kids can spend time playing, exploring and experimenting with the interactive and hands-on exhibits. Each exhibit is designed specifically for kids to learn through play - so parents love it too!
The museum offers a safe and smart place for kids to embrace playful learning, and develop their senses leading to healthier and more engaged lives. Sounds pretty great to us!
There are over 13 permanent exhibits at the Port Discovery Children's Museum that the kids can enjoy. Those creative minds can express themselves in the BGE StudioWorkshop, or they can travel back to 1920s Egypt for the adventure of a lifetime! Kids have to use their skills and decipher hieroglyphics that will lead them to more clues, and eventually the pharaohs lost tomb! An amazing discovery!
Those active kids will love to jump, crawl, climb and slide through the three-story treehouse at KidWords. If they dare to cross that narrow rope bridge, then surprises might await them on the other side!
From exhibits where kids need to use their detective skills, to learning about healthy choices on their very own farm, and even a realistic 1950's diner where kids can "cook" and serve food - Port Discovery Children's Museum is filled with creativity, fun, and imaginative play!
The museum also have visiting exhibits, so keep an eye on what else is on so you can mark your favorites in the diary, as well as the events they hold across the week including storytime and discount admissions!
It's time to get creative!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
Hours vary on the month so check before you go
All year round. Closed Mondays from Oct to May
Schools are more than welcome from September to mid-June, so just call ahead to book! You can enjoy self-guided tours or staff guided on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October to April.
You are more than welcome to bring brown bag lunches but there aren't any storage facilities in the museum. The food and drink won't be allowed in the exhibits areas, but there are designated seating areas on a first come basis.
Make sure you carry plenty of bottled water!.
Any Top Tips?
If you visit during the school year, visit after 1pm to avoid the school group crowds..
Need a little extra help?
The three levels of the exhibits are wheelchair accessible!.
Can I get one of those?
Unique and educational toys and books await you in the Gift Shop, so the adventure can keep going once you leave!.
Check out the birthday parties and overnight experiences!.
What people are saying?
by A'iesha Clark
When we got in we were able to get right in to the muesuem. They have lots of special activities and they make it a priority to stay in groups and not get lost. There is a big jungle gym where the kids can play.
by Deshawn Duval
Water room really cool. My kids like it, sometimes attractions are hit or miss, and sophomoric, but the kids like it and that is all that matters
by Christian Dorsey
A must for elementary aged students living in/visiting Baltimore. Lots of varied activities to keep them interested. There are options for pre-school kids--good, just not as plentiful. Everything about the exhibition space is 5 stars--seems though that they should have an on site dining option ( you can bring a lunch and eat in a breakroom with seats and beverage vending machines). Also, those vending machines are supposed to accept credit cards (nice!) but are very temperamental (not so much).
My niece and nephew are toddlers. They had a blast running around, and the older one had a lot of fun climbing. The displays on the third floor in particular seem to be engaging for older children.
by Christopher Martin
It was fun for a couple of hours but it feels quite tired and could do with a refresh. It got very crowded and all the climbing areas were backed up with kids so we ended up leaving. Probably better for kids 8+.