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Port Discovery Children's Museum
Based on 181 traveler reviews
Great Place for Kids to Discover
Dec 17, 2014 by: greek1899 from DC
Great place for kids to run around and play. Lots of opportunity for kids of all ages. Both my 1yr old and 3 yr old enjoyed themselves, and found great things to do. Toddler room was a huge hit!
One word: WOW!
Dec 06, 2014 by: djdulac from WALNUT CREEK, CA
The moment you step into the Center for the ticket lobby you come face to face with the extraordinary three story tall structure of tunnels, ladders, climbing walls, rope bridges and an assortment of caves and hidey holes. Surrounding the structure are rooms which house the likes of the Water Room, Indoor soccer field,hand-eye coordination games that would leave any child occupied for,hours!
Great for young kids
Dec 03, 2014 by: the_halifax_girl from Halifax
This was fun for our almost 5 year old and it was nice that it had a room for our 8 month old to crawl around in. Probably not as exciting past the age of 7 or 8 depending on the kid. The huge urban playground was awesome. Also very busy over the long weekend but the only activity where you noticed it was the face painting line.
Perfect Plce for Kids to burn off steam!
Dec 02, 2014 by: Gail K from Chicago, Illinois, United States
Great for kids, especially on cold or rainy days, although it might get crowded. Ages 4-7probably best. Make sure to have a good adult to kid ratio, I.e 3 kids to 1 adult won't cut it
Great for a few visits, a good workout even, but not inspiring as a didactic play experience
Nov 30, 2014 by: Jaaz182 from DC
Great for exercising your kids for a few hours indoors. Great 3 story (safe) climbing apparatus. As learning place it is limited, particularly when there are lots of children around, one can't really extract the didactic experience out of the apparatus. Also more and more of the apparatus is out-of-order. There is a mock-up of a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station, which the kids sort of enjoy, but I find frankly depressing and counter-productive (in teaching nutrition particularly). The tires of the display vehicle are flat, which speaks to my criticism that the place is looking more and more downtrodden and non-functional. Its about 15 bucks per person or you can buy a family annual membership for a hundred or so dollars. I don't think the membership is worth it anymore, because of the place's condition. I think we went twice this year - my kids enjoyed it for a few hours - but as parents you got to find your own entertainment either vicariously through your kids or other means. You can try accompanying your kids through apparatus; it is kid sized so it's quite challenging and a good workout; but you will need a second parent to watch your stuff (smart phone, water, snack, purse, whatever small thing you generally need to keep with you) . The parent on watch will likely be bored and glued to their smart phone.
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