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Port Discovery Children's Museum
Based on 173 traveler reviews
Good variety of events.
Oct 06, 2014 by: Stefnbama from Rok
The center has a great variety of activities. A few were in need of repair, but with the volume of children using the facilities...well done. We attended with a child who has mobility impairment, the access was more than adequate. One issue, not exclusive to Port Discovery, was parents not minding their children...several times we were waiting our turn and children merely butted in front of us. I was comfortable enough to explain to these children about taking turns and that we had been waiting. The water room was the highlight of our visit...the bubble maker and static surf board were our favorites.
Great place for fun with kids.
Sep 27, 2014 by: Tauheedah from Newark
Had a great time with my 4yr old son and 8 month old daughter. The both enjoyed all of the colorful exhibits. It was a pretty busy day but I expected that for a Saturday. After playing at the museum we ate at Joes pizza across the street. Great time. Will be going back for sure.
First Visit, of many
Sep 21, 2014 by: jeff b from Frederick, Maryland
Redeemed a year-long membership from livingsocial today and had a great first-time visit. Had lunch across the courtyard at joe squared pizza which was a great, quick bite before heading to PD. Wasn't busy at all on Sunday afternoon and got a small locker for the diaper bag, after a quick change, for $1 which we picked up on the way out. Staff was great. Kids (age 3 & 7) loved the diner, water works, and royal farms. Diner was a big hit with the kids and went twice. I did notice some parents were fanning themselves and the airflow in the diner area wasn't great; I was ok once sat down and relaxed. In the water works area, my son tripped on an adult and scraped his knees on the floor which seemed ridged so kids don't slip...long pants are recommended, he was OK and more worried about the boat he dropped. Saw responses to reviews here about the staff periodically restocking/cleaning up areas, such a the diner and royal farms, but I never saw that. There was a young take charge girl (kid) in the diner that got it cleaned up with dishes pretent washed and all. All in all, kids had a great time exploring for a first visit and think we found some sure things for future visits. Will be back again, and might make out science center LS membership harder to utilize.
Sep 19, 2014 by: RXCHIK from Palmyra, Pennsylvania
This place was great for kids. The overhanging rope bridge was scary cuz the kids could exit off anywhere. If you were on teh first floor and they decided to jump off on second, it was nuts. The parking was city parking, less than desired. It was a but run down. ALOT of school children. We left and came back after lunch and it was about empty. I would wait til the school kids left.
A five year old's dream playhouse
Sep 02, 2014 by: sewingone from Washington DC, District of Columbia
I took my five year old granddaughter this summer and she had a blast! It's a really big place with lots of themed areas and lots of visitors. Everyone gets an ID bracelet when they enter so that children cannot leave without the group they came in with (security). I was glad about this because she moved through the rooms and areas so fast that I had to go and look for her a couple of times. She especially like the play Diner area and migrated back there often. She play from 10am to 4pm with no breaks. We even went to the bubble gum making class. There is really nice reading room with lots of books. It was entire day of fun for her and worth every penny.
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