Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

142 Free Street

Mission Statement:

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play.

The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children's development and learning.


Abby D'Ambruoso

Saturday, 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.

Benjamin Hershelman

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

The best Children's museum in all of Portland. Our kiddo had a blast. Definitely recommend spending at least two hours in the ball room to the right when you first walk in.

Jen George

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

It was fun for my little guy. Some of the displays needed maintenance, but on the whole it was clean and nice. We loved the outdoor area too!

Sean Hackbarth

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

Plenty of things to do for little ones! If your kid is into dress-up, this place is top notch! The staff is very friendly and accommodating to the needs of patrons. Kids are entertained and there are educational opportunities throughout the day (staff posts a time schedule and encourages patrons to snap a photo on their phones for reference); announcements keep you aware of what is up and coming.

Sarah McGarry

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Cute little museum! Kept the kiddos entertained for a long time with lots of activities. We went on a Friday morning and there was a real fire truck and police car out front for the kiddos to sit in - apparently they do this on Fridays - very cool.