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Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a delightful little museum just perfect for young families. Children can have fun learning and experiencing science. You won't feel rushed or be overwhelmed by crowds. 
  • Too much to say in a short review, but for the price, there isn't a better museum in the entire state. I'm a transplant to Maine and don't know much about the state, so this was a great learning exper...  read more »
  • The kids always have fun here but it sure has seen better days. I wish the community could step up and help give this place the extra love it needs. I also wish there was better parking options. 
  • Great place to learn no matter your age. The human body, space, physics, you name it. It's no Boston Museum of Science, but it's just as much fun. Reserving a room for kids parties is great. The staff even have projects and classes for the kids where most everything is supplied, you just bring the kids. Spend the day or a few hours, you'll be back.
  • I have taken my eldest daughter here so many times in her life. While she is just 7 years old each time she is just as excited to check out the same exhibits over and over again. The climbing area is great way to get out some energy of a young child and there is a decent little snack area if none of the restaurants well within walking distance tickle your fancy. If you have kids under 10 I highly recommend checking this place out.
  • My kids love this museum. They always have lots of fun. There's a snack room so you can bring your own lunch.
  • All of the exhibits look like the same ones that were there when I visited as a kid 20 years ago, with at least 50% of them broken and almost all of them falling apart. The staff wasn't friendly or welcoming, especially as you would expect them to be at a children's attraction. It seemed dirty. It was overpriced as well, charging the parents for tickets as well when it was most definitely only targeted for children to enjoy. That being said, tickets should only be charged for children. And it was the same price on tickets from children at a year old all the way up to adults. We won't be going again unless they make some BIG changes.
  • My family has been to other children's museums, one in Portland, and one in NH, and neither comes close to the Bangor museum in terms of quality of the exhibits, friendliness of staff, cleanliness of the facility itself, and efforts on the part of the museum to give kids and their families an educational and FUN experience. When my daughter was a toddler, she would spend HOURS in the kitchen play area, or picking carrots from the garden area upstairs. There are also interactive displays that would appeal to older kids, and speaking for myself and my husband, the grown up "kids" have a great time too. There's also a regular schedule of rotating activities, so check out their calendar of events. Can't say enough about this gem, right here in our own backyard! Thanks to the MDM for many happy afternoons!
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