Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

Portland, ME

Where are we going?

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
142 Free St
ME 04101

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 a host of super fun exhibits and activities for kids AND families - so let's get ready to play!

The Our Town exhibit features a a host of kiddie sized "real life" experiences where their imaginations can run wild! They can hop on a lobster boat, or shop in an interactive supermarket for some produce.

There's a vet clinic where kids can look after animals, or feel brave as they transform into firefighters complete with a fire truck. This fun children's museum also features a farm, as well as a car repair shop, AND a soft gated play-and-learn area for toddlers. Phew!

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 offering even more educational experiences. Exhibits include a Ranger Station, a climbing wall, (because why not!) and a miniature planetarium, plus Tide Pool Touch Tank and lumber mill

The Museum and Theatre offer daily programming with emphasis on the arts, science, and multicultural topics, so check those out so you can plan your day around them.

Looks like there is a LOT to enjoy at the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, so what are you waiting for kids - are you ready to PLAY?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $11.50

Children: $11.50

Free Under: 18 months.


Need a little extra help?

They are fully accessible to wheel and push chairs..


When can we go?

10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (Open Mondays during summer, plus Maine public school holidays & some Monday holidays)

Open year round


Any top tips?

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum & Theatre is open late from 5-8pm. During that time admission is $2 per person.

I’m Hungry!

There is a cafe has a vending machine filled with nutritious, natural snacks and drinks. The cafe is also an ideal place to share a lunch from home or take out from one of their neighboring restaurants. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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