Baltimore's Port Discovery Children's Museum, the Mid-Atlantic's Premier Children's Museum
If you're searching for homes in Baltimore, we have good news for families interested in relocating to our city. Baltimore has plenty of things to do for our younger residents; however, the Port Discovery Children's Museum, is definitely a favorite of our local REALTORS®.
Ranked as one of the top five children's museums in the United States by Forbes, Baltimore's Port Discovery Children's Museum's mission is to promote "playing with a purpose" to our city's children by encouraging them to lead a smarter, healthier and more engage life.
Here's what parents will want to know about this popular attraction.
- An Award-Wining, Hands-On Experience
Unlike other museums, Port Discovery is packed with hands-on experiences. Across its three floors of exhibit space, you will find educational exhibits that encourage children to touch and explore. The exhibits are designed for children from birth through about age 10, but if you have an older sibling visiting they are sure to find something interesting to do too. Port Discovery has been ranked among the top five children's museums in the country by Child Magazine, and that's a fact the museum is proud of.
Some of the museum's permanent exhibits include the BGE Studio Workshop art space, Adventure Expeditions, an exhibit that encourages kids to pretend they are archaeologists in 1920s Egypt, Kick It Up, a miniature indoor soccer field, and a pretend convenience store and gas station. A highlight for many kids is exploring KidWorks, a three-story climbing, sliding, and exploration structure in the center of the museum. Be sure to bring sneakers for any who wishes to play on KidWorks, including the grownups! There's so much to do here, it may be impossible to do it all in one day. That's why many Baltimore families opt for a membership.
- Regular Traveling Exhibits Keep the Fun Alive
For those who have lived in Baltimore for a while, Port Discovery continues to offer fun even after multiple visits with its regular rotating and traveling exhibits. The museum brings in some of the best kid-friendly exhibits from around the country, ensuring a new experience every time you visit. Sometimes favorite storybook or television characters are the theme of the exhibit, while other times the exhibit will take kids to destinations far across the globe, without leaving home.
- Regular Events and Activities
In addition to the traveling exhibits, Port Discover hosts regular events and activities designed to get kids thinking and exploring. Little Explorers Day, for instance, picks a theme and brings in activities and exhibits to help kids explore. Super Sundays means circle time, a visit from Mother Goose, music-themed activities, and special Exploration Station activities. Classes and camps for kids of all ages provide activities for summer breaks and more. Many classes for older children focus on STEM activities and topics.
Port Discovery is just one example of the many family-friendly things to do in Baltimore, and our team at BHHS Homesale Realty thinks that makes our city pretty special. Our REALTORS® in Baltimore are experts at finding hidden treasures, because we know the city well. Contact us today for help with your home buying needs, and you just might get a little more insight into what makes this city special.