Things to do in ROCKLAND 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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  • Farnsworth Art Museum

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    Rockland

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

  • The Coastal Childrens Museum

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    (1 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 ...

  • Camden Snow Bowl

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    (8 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.

  • Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

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    (25 miles) Belfast

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

  • Searsport Shores Resort

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    (25 miles) Searsport

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

  • Penobscot Marine Museum

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    (26 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 ...

  • Boothbay Railway Village

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    (29 miles) Boothbay

    The museum has one of the finest exhibits of classic, vintage and antique automobiles in New England.

  • Maine State Aquarium

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    (32 miles) West Boothbay Harbor

    Visitors to this Maine aquarium will find 15 regional exhibits including 2 touch tanks with invertebrates and sharks tucked into the rocky coast of Maine!.

  • Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory

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    (34 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!

  • Swans Island

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    (34 miles) Richmond

    Swan's Island in the Kennebec River is perfect for nature loving families, featuring a unique habitat teeming with native wildlife to view, and woodlands and meadows to enjoy.

  • Viles Arboretum

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    (35 miles) Augusta

    A FREE attraction in Maine that celebrates nature with 224 acres of gardens, trails and ponds perfect for families like you!

  • Northeast Historic Film

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    (36 miles) Bucksport

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

  • Old Fort Western

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    (36 miles) Augusta

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

  • Capitol Park

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    (36 miles) Augusta

    A family friend park listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with 34 acres of beautiful landscaped park in Augusta, Maine!

  • Maine State Museum

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    (36 miles) 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!

  • Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (37 miles) Augusta

    Provides an array of hands on exhibits and activities that promote developmental skills. An interactive community in which hands on learning is provided through play.

  • Wendell Gilley Museum

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    (41 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 ...

  • Colby College Museum of Art

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    (42 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.

  • Snow Pond Cruises

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    (43 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 ...

  • Mount Desert Oceanarium

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    (43 miles) Bar Harbour

    Visit one of the finest teaching aquariums in the country with this Maine attraction, where kids can visit the lobster hatchery, a lobster museum, and explore nature as they learn all about marine ...

  • Down East Nature Tours and Acadia BIrding Festival

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    (44 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 ...

  • Rumpus Room

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    (45 miles) 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!

  • Acadia National Park

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    (46 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 ...

  • Shady Acres Campground

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    (47 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 ...

  • Pirates Cove Bar Harbor

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    (47 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!

  • Hermon Mountain

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    (48 miles) Hermon

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

  • Abbe Museum

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    (49 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 ...

  • National Park Sea Kayak

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    (49 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 ...

  • Saint Croix Island

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    (49 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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    (49 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 ...

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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    (49 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 ...

  • Bar Harbor Ferry

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    (49 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 ...

  • Cole Land Transportation Museum

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    (49 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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    (50 miles) Bangor

    Family fun with mini golf, batting cages, go-karting, and fun arcade games in this pirate themed family fun park!

  • Xtreme Adventures

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    (50 miles) Brewer

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