Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
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.
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.
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.
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It's a fun little place in Portland. When I went, there were tons of kids. It was as if everyone was bumping into each other to get around but, the kids loved it. During the week we could only find on street parking. The garage the museum recommends was full by 930am, must have been the working crowd. Check this place out
Great place for 3 and up. Maybe even 2.5. There is a tiny tots area but overall the things the kiddos want to do, take some height and climbing ability.
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.