Things to do in Maine 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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  • Funtown Splashtown USA

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    Saco

    An amusement park and water park rolled into one with Funtown and Splashtown USA!

  • Aquaboggan Water Park

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    Saco

    Make a splash at Maine's LARGEST water park, with high speed slides, wave pools, and even mini golf! Great family fun

  • Yorks Wild Kingdom

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    York Beach

    A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.

  • Mount Desert Oceanarium

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    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 ...

  • Maine State Aquarium

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    West Boothbay Harbor

    Depicting the rocky coast of Maine, visitors to the aquarium will find 15 regional exhibits including 2 touch tanks with invertebrates and sharks tucked into the rocky coast of Maine. Presentations ...

  • The Maine Wildlife Park

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    Gray

    Explore a wonderful array of wildlife that cannot survive in the wild. Over 30 species of native Maine wildlife are kept for protection, and visits from kids!

  • Northern Maine Museum of Science

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    Presque Isle

    The Mission of the Northern Maine Museum of Science is to support science education in northern Maine by means of exhibits and programs, educational field experience on nature trails, scientific ...

  • Moose and Photo Safari

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    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 ...

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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    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 ...

  • The Desert of Maine

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    Freeport

    Visitors find it difficult to imagine among the rolling hills and rambling brooks at the end of Desert Rd. there is a Desert. Once you take your first step through the gift shop\\\'s front door, ...

  • Lucky Catch Cruises

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    Portland

    Captain Tom will guide you and the family through the daily routines of a Maine lobsterman, while enjoying close-up views of historic lighthouses and harbor seals. Learn how to measure, band and bait ...

  • Down East Nature Tours and Acadia BIrding Festival

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    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 ...

  • Bar Harbor Ferry

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    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 ...

  • Dive-In Theater

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    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 ...

  • Snow Pond Cruises

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    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 ...

  • Palace Playland

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    Old Orchard Beach

    Palace Playland is a four-acre, family-oriented amusement park located directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Admission to the park is always FREE! The park features over 25 rides and ...

  • Black Beards USA

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    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 ...

  • Rumpus Room

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    Brunswick

    A fun, active and creative play space for kids ages 0 to 6, featuring gross motor room, reading and puzzle room, art and sensory zone and a well equipped room for imaginative play!

  • Playland Adventures

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    Brewer

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

  • Hudson Museum

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    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 ...

  • Cole Land Transportation Museum

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    Bangor

    The purpose of the Cole Land Transportation Museum is to collect, preserve, and display (before they disappear forever) a cross section of Maine's land transportation equipment from which this and ...

  • 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, ...

  • Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum

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    Rangeley

    Rangeley has long been one of Maine\\\'s logging centers. Native Americans used the forest of spruce, balsam fir, beech, birch, and poplar for their homes, canoes, foods, and medicines.

  • The Stanley Museum

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    Kingfield

    The Museum commemorates and preserves the heritage of Stanley family genius. The famous \"Stanley Steamer\" automobile was invented by Francis Edgar Stanley and manufactured by him and his twin ...

  • Abbe Museum

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    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 ...

  • Maine State Museum

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    Augusta

    Go back through Maine's 12,000 years of history from the Paleo-Indians to European settlers! Great exhibits showcasing life as it used to be!

  • Colby College Museum of Art

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    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.

  • Penobscot Marine Museum

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    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 ...

  • Seashore Trolley Museum

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    Kennebunkport

    The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's ...

  • Portland Harbor Museum

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    South Portland

    Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor.

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

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    Portland

    Take a trip back in time at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum! Enjoy magnificent views of Portland's waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by hard-working steam and diesel locomotives.

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

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    Portland

    - exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maine

  • The Nylander Museum of Natural History

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    Caribou

    A museum dedicated to the work of Olof Nylander and the Natural History of the North East.

  • Northeast Historic Film

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    Bucksport

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

  • Wendell Gilley Museum

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    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 ...