Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

Portland, ME

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Address: 142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA Number: 207 828 1234 Website Contact How do we get there?

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?

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Free Under

18 months.


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Check out the performance times of the theatre shows!

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.

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Where is it at?


From I-295 N or I-295 S: * Take exit 6-A (Forest Ave. South). * Bear right at the lights onto Rt. 77 South and proceed through the park. * Continue up the hill (Rt. 77/State Street). * At the top of the hill take a left onto Congress Street. * Proceed 2/10 mile, cross High Street and immediately bear right onto Free Street. * The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is on the right, immediately after the Portland Museum of Art.

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Group visits allow your students to learn through play while exploring the Museum & Theatre. Adding a program can enhance your group's experience, teaching your students about science, culture, arts and theatre with hands-on, artifact-rich learning experiences.

Need a little extra help?


They are fully accessible to wheel and push chairs..

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Baby Facilities

Every toilet has changing tables. Nursing is welcome anywhere in the building. If you prefer to nurse in private, they can make accommodations for you.

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

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