Things to do in BANGOR with kids

The Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocky coast, enjoying fresh lobsters in the small fishing villages as you look for whales, or getting lost in the fascinating New England history…yes, we’re talking about Maine!

Maine not only has so many places to go with kids that showcase its unique culture, but also ones that might surprise you!

Kids will love the adventure of getting out on a real working lobster boat with Lucky Catch Cruises, or heading out into the waters with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. 

The beautiful nature calls with Acadia National Park and Swan’s Island, just to name a few, and active families will enjoy those family fun experiences like arrr Pirates Cove Mini Golf and Family Ice Center.

Skiing in Maine? Absolutely! Seacoast Adventure has got that covered! Little monkeys in the family? Head on down to Monkey Trunks Zipline and High Ropes Adventure! Perhaps you have some history buffs? Step back in time with 19th Century Willowbrook Village!

With each changing season you will find something wonderful to do in the beaches, mountains, lakes and parks.  Get ready for the Maine event!

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  • Maine Discovery Museum

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    Bangor

    Enjoy the largest children\'s museum north of Boston, and Maine\'s premier center for learning and discovery. Seven permanent interactive exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of nature, ...

  • Cole Land Transportation Museum

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    (2 miles) Bangor

    Explore a fascinating collection of Maine's land transportation equipment that kids can learn all about, including historic artifacts!

  • Black Beards USA

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    (2 miles) Bangor

    A family fun park featuring miniature golf, go carts and batting cages, and much more, including sailing your own REMOTE-CONTROLLED pirate ship, and a game room featuring REDEMPTION GAMES will give ...

  • Xtreme Adventures

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    (2 miles) Brewer

    Xtreme Adventures is a multi level high ropes course that includes a 35 ft. giant swing and multiple zip lines.

  • Playland Adventures

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    (2 miles) Brewer

    A HUGE indoor inflatable play area for kids in Maine, with all day admission and great bouncy activities! Adults can play too!

  • Orono Bog Board Walk

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    (5 miles) Bangor

    The scenic raised boardwalk offers a low level canopy tour with outstanding views of nature and indiginous wildlife with artistically presented information boards detailing things you should be able ...

  • Hermon Mountain

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    (8 miles) Hermon

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 9 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.

  • Maynard F Jordan Planetarium and Observatory

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    (9 miles) Orono

    Opens a window on planets, stars and the universe, bringing the cosmos to life in the 20ft dome theater. Open for sky watchers of all ages to explore the wonders of the Maine sky.

  • Hudson Museum

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    (9 miles) Orono

    Experience the "wonder and splendor of the human experience" that the Hudson Museum has to offer. The museum showcases lots of temporary and permanent exhibits, celebrated by special events and ...

  • Shady Acres Campground

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    (12 miles) Carmel

    40 sites, full hookups, some for large pull through, clean free showers with hot water, kids playground, trout pond,. Quiet family camping close to Bangor and Acadia as well as other area ...

  • Northeast Historic Film

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    (16 miles) Bucksport

    A regional moving image archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making accessible film and video related to northern New England.

  • Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory

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    (17 miles) Prospect

    A fascinating and historically educational experience to Fort Knox in beautiful Maine - and it comes with a 420ft lift ride to 3 floors of viewing platforms! Fun!

  • Penobscot Marine Museum

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    (25 miles) Searsport

    The principal exhibits at Penobscot Marine Museum focus on the industry of Penobscot Bay in the 19th century and illustrate what it was like to live and work on one of the great square-rigged ships ...

  • Searsport Shores Resort

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    (26 miles) Searsport

    A waterfront campground in Maine with with on-site activities, trails, with RV and tent sites along the beach! Water activities too!

  • Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

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    (27 miles) Belfast

    Weekend and holiday train experiences, including fun theme train rides, through the beautiful Maine countryside.

  • Down East Nature Tours and Acadia BIrding Festival

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    (35 miles) Bar Harbor

    Personalized birdwatching and nature tours since 1993, for individuals, couples, families and small groups. We help you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island and Down East and northern ...

  • Pirates Cove Bar Harbor

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    (36 miles) Bar Harbor

    Adventurous mini golf in the world of 18th century pirates! With buccaneers, waterfalls, and yep - even a full scale pirate ship! Swashbuckling adventure for the whole family in Bar Harbor!

  • Acadia National Park

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    (39 miles) Bar Harbor

    A stunning national park that is home to many plants and animals, as well as the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast! Great for families to come and hike, bike historic carriage roads or just ...

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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    (40 miles) Bar Harbor

    Numerous tour options to get the family out into the beautiful Gulf Of Maine! From whale watching, to sailing and nature trips, kids will love seeing the magical mammals of the ocean right in front ...

  • National Park Sea Kayak

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    (40 miles) Bar Harbor

    Ecological Sea Kayak Tours on the \"Western Side\" of Mount Desert Island. Paddle with Experienced Professional Maine Sea Kayak Guides. Discover why the remote \"West Side\" is the preferred paddling ...

  • Bar Harbor Ferry

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    (40 miles) Bar Harbor

    Kids will love to take a boat ride where they will pass lighthouses, lobsterman hauling their traps and ask the crew to point out the Tree decorated with Lobster Buoys! One of the many fun family ...

  • Abbe Museum

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    (40 miles) Bar Harbor

    The mission of the Abbe Museum is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Maine\\\'s Native American culture, history, and archaeology. The Museum\\\'s collections, exhibitions, and programs ...

  • Saint Croix Island

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    (40 miles) Bar Harbor

    The site is focused on establishing a quiet atmosphere of respect meant to promote contemplation of the heroism and suffering of the French colonists in 160405.

  • Dive-In Theater

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    (40 miles) Bar Harbor

    The Dive-In Theater adventure begins with a pleasant cruise to nearby Frenchman Bay. As you steam toward some of the bay\\\'s most interesting dive spots, Diver Ed points out and discusses the ...

  • Wendell Gilley Museum

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    (42 miles) Southwest Harbor

    Come wander the grounds, view the carved panels adorning the museum building, and listen to the newly installed Kingfisher fountain. This summer the Museum presents a different twist on bird ...

  • Mount Desert Oceanarium

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    (43 miles) Bar Harbour

    A great day out for famillies, a personal and hands-on experience, that takes in the Maine Lobster Museum, Marsh Tour, and Lobster Hatchery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Camden Snow Bowl

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    (44 miles) Camden

    Skiing and snowboarding from 3 years, with trails including at least one green run, a beginner friendly terrain training park plus tobogganing and tubing.

  • Colby College Museum of Art

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    (46 miles) Waterville

    Founded in 1959, the Colby College Museum of Art has an outstanding permanent collection of 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century American art, as well as an active temporary exhibition program.

  • Farnsworth Art Museum

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    (51 miles) Rockland

    Offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.

  • Snow Pond Cruises

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    (51 miles) Oakland

    Ships ahoy! Fun and educational cruises for the whole family in Maine - where kids can experience wildlife, learn all about local history, and find out some pretty fun and interesting facts about the ...

  • The Coastal Childrens Museum

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    (51 miles) Rockland

    The Coastal Children's Museum is dedicated to providing children ages 2-9 and their families the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences ...

  • Magic City Mini Golf

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    (59 miles) Millinocket

    - an indoor family entertainment center. We have an indoor 18 hole miniature golf course and an arcade. We also have a golf simulator with 30 courses and a driving range! One of the many fun family ...

  • Old Fort Western

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    (59 miles) Augusta

    A fascinating 1754 National Historic Landmark fort on the Kennebec River in Maine - once used by Benedict Arnold too!

  • Baxter State Park

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    (59 miles) Millinocket

    The Park is home to numerous mountains, the two most notable clusters being the peaks comprising and surrounding the Katahdin massif and the cluster of peaks in the northern part of the Park ...

  • Moose and Photo Safari

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    (59 miles) Millinocket

    The safari begins in Millinocket, heart of the Katahdin Region, in the comfort of a van. Moose and Photo safaris for those who want to see and photograph moose and wildlife up close. One of the many ...