Port Discovery


Two blocks north of the harbor, Port Discovery is a converted fish market that now wows younger kids with an urban tree house, an Egyptian adventure, a wet and water-themed activity area, and an artist's workshop. There are loads of special events (story times, dance and music classes, Lego building workshops, science demos); check the website to see what's on.

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Nearby Baltimore attractions

2. Jewish Museum of Maryland

0.28 MILES

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4. National Aquarium

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5. Historic Ships in Baltimore

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6. Basilica of the Assumption

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7. Maryland Science Center

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8. American Visionary Art Museum

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