Things to do in Portland, ME 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!
Captain Tom will guide you and the family through the daily routines of a Maine lobsterman, while enjoying close-up views of historic lighthouses and harbor seals. Learn how to measure, band and bait or just relax during the 1-1/2 hour excursion!
Take a trip back in time at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum! Enjoy magnificent views of Portland's waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by hard-working steam and diesel locomotives.
Inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play at this children's museum in Maine!
Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor with artifacts and documents relating to the stories and heritage
Indoor and outdoor open ice skating sessions great for the family, as well as lessons and ice hockey. Ice-tastic family fun in Maine!
Make a splash at Maine's LARGEST water park, with high speed slides, wave pools, and even mini golf! Great family fun
Monkey Trunks Aerial Adventure combines zipline and high ropes fun for all ages! Those inner monkeys in the family will love this active and challenging family day out in Maine!
Visit New England's ONLY beach front amusement park, with rides & amusements for the thrills seekers, and classic ride fans!
Come aboard mates and immerse yourself in the world of 18th century pirates! Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls on 2 unique 18-hole courses.
An amusement park and water park rolled into one with Funtown and Splashtown USA!
Visitors find it difficult to imagine among the rolling hills and rambling brooks at the end of Desert Rd. there is a Desert. Once you take your first step through the gift shop's front door, however, your doubts will vanish as you enter the vast and....
From swings, go-karts, zip lines, water park and tubes in summer, to snow tubing fun in winter, enjoy year round family fun on your adventurous day out in Maine!
Explore a wonderful array of wildlife that cannot survive in the wild. Over 30 species of native Maine wildlife are kept for protection, and visits from kids!
The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's space of interactive activities relating to mass ransi....
A small, lovely family-oriented campground with 101 campsites as well as 8 cottages, al nestled in the tall pines in the beautiful Sebago Lake area. Camping fun in Maine!
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!
Get your whole family out for the day in 2,250 acres of beautiful protected land rich in natural wildlife in Maine, filled with trails and exhibits.
A relaxing and enjoyable Southern Maine coastal campground. Kids will love the ocean breeze, and the beautiful beaches to play on!
A fun indoor playground for kids under 6 years in Auburn, Maine, where they offer age appropriate fun in a safe and exciting environment!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 6 green runs plus 2 terrain training parks.
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!.
The museum has one of the finest exhibits of classic, vintage and antique automobiles in New England.
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.
Skiing and snowboarding from 4 years, offering 25% green runs, plus terrain training park and summer activities.
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!
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.
A FREE attraction in Maine that celebrates nature with 224 acres of gardens, trails and ponds perfect for families like you!
A family friend park listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with 34 acres of beautiful landscaped park in Augusta, Maine!
A fascinating 1754 National Historic Landmark fort on the Kennebec River in Maine - once used by Benedict Arnold too!
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 becomes involved in the social, political and educational....
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 7 green runs, plus a beginner friendly terrain park for developing skills and confidence.
Beginner friendly skiing with 43 green runs, lessons from age 3, tubing, zip lines, ice skating and more.
The Coastal Children's Museum offers 21 hands-on exhibits for kids aged 2-9, covering the natural world, arts, sciences & the diversity of Maine's coast!
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 area! They can even drive the boat!
Offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.
Black Mountain Ski Resort is a premiere ski facility in Maine with 17km of Nordic slopes, ski classes and Tubing fun!
Skiing and snowboarding from 3 years, with trails including at least one green run, a beginner friendly terrain training park plus tobogganing and tubing.
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.
Weekend and holiday train experiences, including fun theme train rides, through the beautiful Maine countryside.
A waterfront campground in Maine with with on-site activities, trails, with RV and tent sites along the beach! Water activities too!
The 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 over 200 years ago
A museum that takes you through the heritage of Stanley family genius, and the history of manufacturing cars, and violins!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 38% green runs, plus 2 terrain training parks.
Rangeley has long been one of Maine's logging centers. Native Americans used the forest of spruce, balsam fir, beech, birch, and poplar for their homes, canoes, foods, and medicines.
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!
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 features.
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 attractions.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 9 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.
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 carving—an exhibition of ing
Family fun with mini golf, batting cages, go-karting, and fun arcade games in this pirate themed family fun park!
Explore a fascinating collection of Maine's land transportation equipment that kids can learn all about, including historic artifacts!
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, geography, children's literature, music, art, science and ana....
A HUGE indoor inflatable play area for kids in Maine, with all day admission and great bouncy activities! Adults can play too!
Xtreme Adventures is a multi level high ropes course that includes a 35 ft. giant swing and multiple zip lines. Great for active kids!
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 biology!
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 Maine with a special emphasis on native and migrato....
Wild Acadia Fun Park & Water Slides is great family fun in Trenton with mini golf, ropes course, and water fun!
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 enjoy the scenery.
Orono Bog Boardwalk is a scenic raised boardwalk with a low level canopy tour offering outstanding views of nature and indigenous wildlife
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!
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 focus on Native American traditions in Maine and explore....
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 area to: view wildlife
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.
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 surrounding wildlife. Once there, you and your kids help him....
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 of their eyes!
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 places to go if you're looking for things to do with k....
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.
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 discussed in lectures by such distinguished scholars as ....
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 5 green runs, 5 blue and 2 black.
The safari begins in Millinocket, heart of the Katahdin Region, in the comfort of a van. Moose and Photo safaris for those who want to see and photograph moose and wildlife up close. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for thing....
The Park is home to numerous mountains, the two most notable clusters being the peaks comprising and surrounding the Katahdin massif and the cluster of peaks in the northern part of the Park consisting of the Traveler Range. The plant life in the Par....