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Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3961
+1 207-828-1234
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Great visit!

My kids who are 3 and 17 months had a great time here. Worth the $10 per person entrance fee (free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorton, Virginia
via mobile
Fun and educational place for kids

My 3 yr old granddaughter had a great time here. There were three floors of fun activities for her... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Gloria H
Fairfield, Connecticut
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Whether climbing a mountain, entering a bear's den, role-playing crewmembers on a 40-foot schooner or manning a space shuttle, children will have a blast at this highly interactive museum. Most of the museum is geared to children aged one to 11, but young teens will like the computer lab and the camera exhibits. There's also a play area just for toddlers.
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142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3961
+1 207-828-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My kids who are 3 and 17 months had a great time here. Worth the $10 per person entrance fee (free under 2). Many different things for kids to see and do. Things to climb on, small ball pit, play dress up, shop in a...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My 3 yr old granddaughter had a great time here. There were three floors of fun activities for her to do. She loved playing on the slide, water area, ambulance, fire truck, market and outdoor area. The museum was clean and the staff was helpful...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is small but packed with entertainment for the little ones. Most activities are geared toward imaginative play with themed areas such as grocery store, farming, camping, fire station and diner, but also has a great playground. Kids are 2 and 7 and both...More

Thank Ana M. B
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We had never taken our 4 and a half year-old son to a children's museum, so with the recommendation of the Nonantum hotel where we were staying, we headed up 95 on a rainy day. We got there around 1030 and didn't leave until it...More

1  Thank DanaLeighBerk
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have been taking our grandchildren on occasion, but now that there are 5 of them, we have taken a Grandparents' Membership. It is good for two named grandparents and any two children. It costs $40 for four people without membership and only $85 for...More

Thank juli368
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was perfect for my 3.5 year old. We spent hours there and she did not get bored. More of a super cool play space than a museum, but worth a visit.

Thank kristenmnichols
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to do to get our seven year old's energy taken care of, so we took her here on our trip to Portland. She liked all the exhibits, specifically the fire engine, complete with dress up, and the space shuttle. On...More

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Each time I visit my grandchildren in Portland, we go to the Children's Museum. My 2-1/2 year old granddaughter loves every inch of it from the ball room to the "doctor's office". And now even my 9-month old grandson loves to explore the infant area!...More

Thank Tisha H
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lots of activities and interesting things for kids to do. It was crowded when we went but the little ones didn't mind at all.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect stop for a rainy day! My children were entertained from the time we arrived until we left. The museum offered so many ways and activities for children of various ages to learn and be creative through play. The first floor offered...More

Thank kaci118
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16 July 2017|
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Response from kristenmnichols | Reviewed this property |
There would be some things that would be interesting for an 8.5 yo, but the way the museum is set up, it definitely looks younger - things are small/low and most of it seems to be geared to ages 3-6. Each child is different... More
David H
1 August 2016|
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Response from Alysia B | Reviewed this property |
Two hours would be perfectly adequate. The star show and touch tank are really nice programs for the kids. So, you may be there a little longer to get both of those in.