Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Portland

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  • September 26, 2017
    I remember coming here as a small child and loving it, so now that I have a little one of my own I was itching to take her here when we came up to visit!! She had such a great time playing with Maggie...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    We saw a production of The Wizard of Oz with our 4-yr old and had a blast! The museum seemed amazing too, although we didn't have time to check it out. Well worth the price of admission.  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    Ideal activity on a rainy day. Many educational activities, some would however need a refreshment. More tables changing, toilets are a bit clean.
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  • June 19, 2017
    This is always a fun visit with the kids. It is not the largest museum, but they manage to pack a large amount of exhibits, events, and fun things to do within. It spans 4 floors with varying age groups throughout, including highlights for my kids that include regular theatre shows (that are interactive/allow participation), crafting activities, and a small stream with flowing water and toys to play in. My daughter especially likes the room with balls that can be placed in blowers with tubing that takes them to several different areas. Recommended for a half or full day adventure with the kids when its cold/wet outside. Bonus points for several bars and casual places to eat within a few blocks.
  • July 11, 2017
    Bring your 3+ year old child. Stopped in for a visit with our 16 month old child and had a great time. While they have an area for the very young children there was not much in it for our inquisitive daughter to do. While too young to climb on some if the "big kid" play equipment she was able to interact with many of the other educational displays. The medical area with stuffed bears, the L.L.Bean flowing stream, and the patio garden/whale pond were the highlights of the museum.
  • June 6, 2017
    We are tourist and needed to find something to do with the kid on a rainy day. Found this gem and had a blast. The price is no bad either for 3 floors of fun for kids of all ages. The husband and I enjoyed it also. Great place to go.
  • March 11, 2017
    Highly recommend the Children's Museum. Fun for kids of many ages. Even my 6 year old begs to go, especially for the star shows. The We Are Maine exhibit is a big hit, and any visit must include a visit to the fire truck for my 3 year old. Participatory children's theatre is a must for all ages. We go at least once a week, spending anywhere from 1 hour to 6 hours (bring lunch to eat downstairs). The kids play hard and sleep well that night. The only downside is the street parking.
  • May 1, 2017
    My 14 month old absolutely loves the children's museum, we have been taking greet since she was 6 months old. there are play spaces available for all ages, a fun time for all.

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