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Hi! It's Jilly. Today I'm excited to tell you about our visit to the Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore. The kids had SO much fun there!
When you first walk in there is this HUGE climbing apparatus called Kidworks that spans all three floors of the museum!
You can enter and exit Kidworks on each floor. The upper levels are reserved for older kids. Parents can climb with their kids, and they also have workers stationed throughout to help out. The kids loved it and kept coming back to it over and over again.
Every floor has awesome exhibits for the kids to discover. My girls spent a lot of time in the Tiny Cafe. It was so cute!
They use every nook and cranny at the museum. They have exhibits tucked in corners and hidden behind closed doors, perfect for discovery and exploration. One of the kids' favorite "hidden" exhibits was Adventure Expeditions, where you travel to Egypt and search for mummy tombs. They had "x-ray" machines so you can look at the bones inside the mummy!
It seemed like every time we turned around there was another cool exhibit. I can see why it's ranked one of the top 5 children's museums in the US!
They also had fun presentations going on, like this science show with Eric Energy. Michael always makes the craziest faces! Ha ha!
They have several exhibits geared towards babies and toddlers that were really cute. But, we didn't go in them, since my kiddos are eight.
We got there right after they opened, stayed there all day, and still didn't visit every exhibit! Katelynn said, "Mom, thank you for bringing us here!"
Visiting a place like Port Discovery reminds me that kids have so much potential. There is so much for them to learn. What will they be when they "grow up"? What interests them? Kid friendly museums help them discover their interests and allow them to get excited about science, art, math, and so many other things. I'm SO glad we visited Port Discovery on our trip to Baltimore!
Visitor's Tip: Parking in downtown Baltimore is nuts, and parking garages can be expensive. But, the Harbor Park Garage right next to the museum has a special early bird commuter rate. If you get there before 9 am and leave by 6 pm, it's only $8 for the whole day! You have to park on the roof, but that just gives you a chance to catch the spectacular view of downtown! The museum opens at 9:30, so get parked before 9, take your time getting your bags gathered together, stop at 7-11 next door for donuts, then it's time for the museum to open! Or, if you go on Saturday or Sunday the museum will validate, and parking at Harbor Park is $7.