Looking for a place for your kids to learn and play when visiting Baltimore, MD? Port Discovery Children’s Museum, located just steps away from the Inner Harbor/ Downtown Baltimore, is an ideal attraction for your child (up to age 10) to have fun! Our last visit was in 2018 and I added it to my list of Top Family Fun attractions in Baltimore. I learned that Port Discovery went under recent renovations on June 14, 2019 and opened its doors for the public to experience its updated amenities, new exhibits and more! Take a look at how my 7 year old daughter and her cousin of the same age enjoyed their playdate at Port Discovery.
* Museum’s Lobby
As soon as we walked into the bright and colorful lobby, we felt welcomed and the kids were ready to explore. There was a timeless quote by Mr Rogers on the wall that left a great first impression and reading it was the perfect beginning to our visit.
* Free private lockers
Free private lockers were available to store our personal belongings during your visit. This is the perfect place to store kids’ lunch/snacks or backpacks.
Two NEW Exhibits
* The Port
The Port is a total immersive experience. Ava and her cousin learned about navigation on the bridge, loaded cargo on a conveyor belt and had a chance to catch the cargo up top. It is simply a delightful way for kids to work as a team or solo.
* Sky Climber
This new “shoes off” exhibit is a multi-story climbing adventure that ends at a long slide back to the ground level. Children get to utilize their physicality while having a great time!There is even The Overlook area where they played on swings and enjoyed the view from the top.
This make believe diner allowed them to play everything from cashier, cook and waiter. Realistic “meals” can be served with beverages and dessert. Booth and counter service is available. Tips not required!
* Wonders of Water
Kids love water and this area shows why. Kids can make a huge “body bubble”, seal up leaky pipes and even use a squeegee to clean the windows. They learned about cause and effect while getting wet at the same time!
* BGE Studio Workshop
This arts and crafts area allow kids to express themselves in many ways. Painting and chalk writing are just a few neat activities available here.
* Adventure Expeditions
Travel back in time to learn about ancient Egypt. Inside this exhibit, there are chambers with hidden surprises around every corner. My daughter and niece really thought this exhibit was cool because you could look inside this xray box and discover what lies inside of different items.
**SobeSavvy Tip: Port Discovery Children’s Museum has a Gift Shop that is filled with educational books, gifts and goodies! You can stop in for cool finds without even paying admission to the museum.
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As you can see there is so much learning fun under one roof at Port Discovery. This place allows them to learn, explore and be creative and burn of some steam while using S.T.E.M skills. It is the perfect way to spend a hot, summer day indoor with kids!
Fun awaits behind those doors…what are you waiting for?!?!
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13 thoughts on “Plan a Day of Learning Fun and Play at Port Discovery Children’s Museum @portdiscovery in Baltimore, MD”
Great place for kids to learn and have fun! Brings back memories of when I took my granddaughter there 5 years ago!
Ahh fun times I bet!You must go to see what is new!
Where was this place when my girls were younger and we lived in Maryland. I simply love places that make learning for kids fun. We loved Inner Harbor, I see this place is very near. Will they allow adults who want to be a kid again? LOL!
Hmm..I am from Baltimore too and moved away back in 1996. This museum has been around but recently underwent renovations. I did see some adults getting their play on. I certainly enjoyed myself! Lol
That looks life fun. My kids thought they were to big to go to one like this in Charlotte but they actually had a great time.
My daughter is approaching that age..soon to be 8..and think she is too big for stuff. I always say..Girl go play! Lol
I absolutely love Baltimore. Would def visit here if I had children. One day!
Yep..add it to your to do list. Or do like I did and take a neice , nephew, godchild..any kid in your life.
This looks like a great day out with the kids. Mine are 8 & 3 and would love this. If we make it back to Baltimore, we will check it out.
Cute place to play! Children’s museums are always such a cool place to take the kids when they get bored.
I still remember my 2nd grade field trip to the children museum. I remember having so much fun because it was interactive.. Although its for young kids I would probaly still have fun exploring
Port Discovery was one of our favorite places to take the kids when they were young. We would make a day of it and eat at the Baltimore Harbor and shop a little before heading home.
This place looks amazing. I love that they have a lot of great amenities for kids. It’s definitely a fun place to be with family and friends.