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Port Discovery Children's Museum

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Science Museums, Children's Museums, Birthday Parties, School Trip, Healthy/Active, Educational, Adventurous, Special Needs
Baltimore, MD
URL: Port Discovery Children's...  Phone: 410.727.8120

Activity Overview

This children's museum offers three levels of pure enjoyment and hands on fun for kids. Although the activities seemed geared for the younger crowd there is plenty to keep older kids occupied as well. The staff was very friendly and engaging and they appear to take security at this destination very seriously. The children's museum has many activities and experiences to offer and focuses on hands on fun and learning through play.

Things to Do

  • Three story climbing structure with color coded pathways for age appropriate play.
  • Museum offers birthday parties, school trips, and overnight adventures
  • Kick It Up soccer and games stadium provides hands on programs to get kids moving.
  • Harvest Hill roadside Market offers shopping carts and a crane for moving goods where kids can barter, buy, sell and trade.
  • Use your detective skills and search for clues and solve the mystery in Miss Perceptions Mystery House
  • Explore the hands on activities offered at the nano science exhibit where you learn about science, engineering and technology and discover the importance of things that are too small for the naked eye to see.
  • The Oasis Quiet Room offers circle time story hour and quiet activities
  • Explore Tot Trails
  • 50s style diner where children can act out all aspects of working in or being a customer in a restaurant
  • Wonders of Water offers the opportunity for children to explore and interact with water and bubbles and plumbing

Museum Insider Tips

  • Museum offers military and AAA and AARP discounts
  • On the third Friday of Every Month the museum offers a $2 Target Family Fun Night from 4pm-8pm
  • There are discount Parking vouchers for the Harbor Park Garage on Saturdays and Sundays
  • There is no dining available at the museum, so you may want to pack lunch or a snack for your visit
  • The Kidworks climbing area is impressive and a highlight of your trip, however there are tight spaces that may be difficult for adults to maneuver.
  • Paths are color coded for age recommendations so that little ones do not have to climb all the way up. I highly recommend that guests follow these guidelines.
  • This museum uses a wristband matching system which is very comforting, as there is much to see at this venue and the kids move quickly. It is reassuring to know that the staff will match the bracelet code with that of the child and adult upon departure.
  • Bring a change of clothes for your child if you plan to venture into the Wonders of Water Zone. Rain slickers are available, but you will get wet.

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