We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Kids love it”

Coastal Children's Museum
Ranked #10 of 25 things to do in Rockland
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Coastal Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children ages 2-9 and their families the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast.Our Core Values:* Each Child and parent/caregiver deserves respect.* Families are the first educators.* Learning occurs through play.* The Community is out first resource.* The Museum is responsible to the world and the environment.The Coastal Children's Museum opened at Sharp's Point South in the summer of 2009 and we are so excited about our new home and love seeing the children learning, playing and creating. Children (and their parents!) are exploring our indoor sailboat, CedarWorks indoor climber, and “Sharpie’s General Store”. The museum also hosts many species of tropical and Maine Coast sea life in our "Under the Sea Room" and our full size Gulf of Maine touch tank. We also have a daily craft at the art table , puppet theater, Tubes and Tracks, and a woodworking bench and wonderful puzzles and books all throughout the museum.Workshops, special guests, and family fun days are held at the museum entertaining and educating families on diverse topics. We have had programs on dance and movement, animals and insects, writing and poetry, and everything in between. You can also have your birthday party at the museum. Membership is affordable and it entitles you to free admission, and discounts on programs and events, birthday parties, and t-shirts.Check out our website which has details and pictures of all our exhibits, past workshops, upcoming events and more. Why not swing by your new Coastal Children’s Museum. We are open Wed-Sat 10:00- 4:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00. See you there! Summer Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-4:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My three year old girl has been to this great little gem on the south side of Rockland. Lots of interactive stuff for children in the preschool age. This place rivals the Portland children's museum as far as local exhibits. The puzzles are fun for parents as well. If you are in the midcoast area with small children this is a must won't be disappointed.

Thank Trustfundkid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"grocery store"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"older children"
in 2 reviews
"fish tank"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 2 reviews
in 4 reviews
in 3 reviews
in 8 reviews
in 12 reviews
in 2 reviews

7 - 11 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The museum was a nice find on a rainy day. Although modest in size, our 2 and 4 year old grandchildren found plenty to do for a couple of hours, and the staff was both friendly and helpful. Older children will have trouble finding things to do, but the toddlers loved it.

Thank WStourist91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We keep coming back to the Coastal Children's Museum year after year, and are always delighted by it. Our kids - who range from 9 to 1 - can easily and happily kill a couple of hours there, making it a nice break from some of the more adult-focused attractions in the area. It's thoughtfully curated, with interactive exhibits covering sea life, carpentry, shapes, woodworking, veterinary medicine, boating, weaving, and cryptids. I wish we had something like this where we live!

Thank littlebird75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Went an hour and a half before closing, kids had a ton of fun. Actually lost track of time playing. Something great for kids!

Thank Catherine F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The museum is about 1 mile south of Rockland. year round it is open from Wednesday- Sunday. For July and August they add Tuesdays. As a small nonprofit, it is well worth the admission fee.

This is a small facility which has covered every inch of its' structure with things to do or, thoughts to ponder. Every activity is totally hands on. Included in activities- woodworking tool bench, touch tank, puffin cam, seed pictures, long art table with different activities, stage with puppets and or costumes, boat for reading in, sailboat for practicing, climbing equipment, legos, magnet things, sand tray, the best grocery, bakeshop and cafe all in one area., a vet's station with sick animals and equipment to tend them. My 5 and 7 year old grandchildren were nonstop for about 2 hours. They go about every other month and never tire of doing things there. I think the oldest age for sustained interest would be about 8 or 9-depending on the individuals.

Thank cdmarg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Coastal Children's Museum also viewed

Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine

Been to Coastal Children's Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing