Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

Portland, ME

Where are we going?

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street

207 828 1234

What is there to do?

Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine offers interactive exhibits and activities for children and families. Our Town features a lobster boat, an interactive supermarket, a vet clinic, a fire truck, a farm, a car repair shop, and a soft gated play-and-learn area for toddlers. The Big Gallery features a series of rotating exhibits exploring topics from marine life to physics to art. On the Explore Floor, interactive science exhibits depict the natural resources of the state of Maine. Exhibits include a Ranger Station, climbing wall, miniature planetarium, Tide Pool Touch Tank and lumber mill. And We Are Maine celebrates the diverse global heritage of the Maine community.

The Museum and Theatre offers daily programming with emphasis on the arts, science, and multicultural topics. And don't miss the Camera Obscura, which delivers unbelievable panoramic views of the city of Portland and Casco Bay.

During the warm months, the Museum and Theatre's Shipyard is a great place to have lunch while sailing a pirate ship into port. Kids can also take advantage of theater classes; visit the website for details.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $9

Free Under: 18 months.


Need a little extra help?

Fully accessible to wheel and push chairs. Every toilet has changing tables. Nursing is welcome anywhere in the building. We provide seats in the cafe throughout the museum. If you prefer to nurse in private, we can make accommodations for you.


When can we go?

10am to 5pm daily.


I’m Hungry!

There is a cafe located on the lower level with a vending machine filled with nutritious, natural snacks and drinks (machine takes cash, credit or debit). The cafe is also an ideal place to share a lunch from home or take out from one of our neighboring restaurants. During warm weather months, you can also enjoy outdoor snacking at one of our backyard picnic tables.

Healthy Eating

A locally owned and operated company keeps the machine stocked with a healthy selection of dried fruits and nuts, popcorn, fruit juices and more. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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