Port Discovery

Ideal for children aged two to ten, but also great for older kids and parents too, Port Discovery Museum in Baltimore makes for an exciting day of exploring, discovering and learning. Located at Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor in Power Plant Live, in an area also well known for fantastic nightlife, Port Discovery Center showcases an exciting three-level climbing complex for kids called KidsWorks. Though kids are learning the entire time they're spending at Port Discovery Baltimore, the whole trip is chocked up to a fun experience where kids don't even realize how much they're actually learning! Perfect for all types of kids, even the most energetic will need a nap after a morning or afternoon of entertainment!

There are so many fun things to do at the Port Discovery Museum it can be a toss-up when deciding where to start. Though many kids have a hard time moving past the exciting, centralized jungle gym, there are myriad more things to do throughout the wonderful facility. Both visiting and permanent exhibits offer educational opportunities galore. A favorite at the Port Discovery Center is the Wonders of Water exhibit. There are a number of ways that children can learn how humans interact with water. Features include Bubble Hoop, Plumbers Park, Water Chimes and Stream Table.

At the Port Discovery Baltimore visitors enjoying the wetter exhibits will also love the Water Gallery, a collection of unique and creative art pieces are made by children and displayed in the gallery. All senses are triggered at Port Discovery Sensation Station, an exhibit where newborn babies and toddlers can see, smell, hear and touch their way through a number of exciting activities. Textures, shapes and colors come to life as you and your child enter a world of events sure to delight. At Royal Farms Fill'er Up Station kids can take a shot at filling up the gas tank for Dad, checking the pressure in the car tires and packing the car for a road trip at the life-like gas station.

The Indoor Soccer Field, Miss Perceptions Mystery House, R&D Dream Lab and much more are available for many ages to enjoy. Visiting exhibits like Robots and the Past and Present Museum adds even more depth and excitement to the Port Discovery Center. Kids have access to many interactive and educational presentations, exhibits and special events at Port Discovery throughout the year. Visitors driving their own rental car can find parking adjacent to the Port Discovery Museum. The gift store offers a variety of items for a well rounded shopping experience when looking for the perfect souvenir or gift. Port Discovery is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30 pm from October through May and from 10am to 5pm in the summer. In September the museum is closed from Monday through Thursday and is open on several holidays so be sure to check before planning your visit.

Visitors staying at one of the Baltimore hotels in the area should not miss Inner Harbor Maryland tours. Easily done on your own, the Inner Harbor warrants at least a day of exploring but is also perfect for a few days of leisurely vacation time. Other ideal places for visiting after touring Port Discovery are the National Aquarium, where families can take an in depth look into aquatic environments and learn more about many underwater species, Fells Point and Oriole Park. After a long, exhausting day at Port Discovery Baltimore visitors could opt for a slow stroll around the harbor and dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area for a relaxed dinner and well-deserved early evening.

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