Things to do in WATERVILLE 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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  • Colby College Museum of Art

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    (2 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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    (6 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 ...

  • Old Fort Western

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    (18 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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    (18 miles) Augusta

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

  • Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (19 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.

  • Maine State Museum

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    (19 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!

  • Viles Arboretum

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    (19 miles) Augusta

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

  • Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

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    (30 miles) Belfast

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

  • Norlands Living History Center

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    (30 miles) Livermore

    Norlands is a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 18th and 19th century rural life. Here, the visitor is an active participant in daily and seasonal farming and housework, and ...

  • Swans Island

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    (33 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.

  • Camden Snow Bowl

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    (34 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.

  • Shady Acres Campground

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    (34 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 ...

  • Searsport Shores Resort

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    (35 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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    (35 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 ...

  • Hermon Mountain

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    (37 miles) Hermon

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

  • The Stanley Museum

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    (38 miles) 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 ...

  • Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory

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    (39 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!

  • Farnsworth Art Museum

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    (40 miles) Rockland

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

  • The Coastal Childrens Museum

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    (41 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 ...

  • Northeast Historic Film

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    (41 miles) Bucksport

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

  • Lost Valley

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    (43 miles) Auburn

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 6 green runs plus 2 terrain training parks.

  • Black Beards USA

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    (43 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 ...

  • Cole Land Transportation Museum

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    (44 miles) Bangor

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

  • Boothbay Railway Village

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    (45 miles) Boothbay

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

  • Maine Discovery Museum

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    (46 miles) 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, ...

  • Xtreme Adventures

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    (46 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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    (46 miles) Brewer

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

  • Rumpus Room

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    (47 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!

  • Black Mountain of Maine

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    (48 miles) Rumford

    Black Mountain is excited to expand on its Junior Race Program for the 2010 ski season. This new program is geared for grade 3 through high school who already know how to ski, but want to improve ...

  • Orono Bog Board Walk

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    (49 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 ...

  • Sugarloaf

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    (49 miles) Carrabassett Valley

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 and 23% green runs, plus tubing, snowshoeing, olympic sized ice rink and forest high wire adventure. Plus indoors cutting edge skate park with ultra modern ...

  • Maine State Aquarium

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    (49 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!.

  • Maynard F Jordan Planetarium and Observatory

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    (53 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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    (53 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 ...

  • Smudge Art Studio for Kids

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    (53 miles) Freeport

    Provides an individual centered approach to art making for children 2 to 9 years old using an ever changing and exciting variety of media. Offering morning summer camp, walk-in hours, Friday night ...