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Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

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Address: 142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Children's Museum of Maine)
Phone Number: +1 207-828-1234
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Whether climbing a mountain, entering a bear's den, role-playing...

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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Something for every age!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tisha H
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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! Wonderful entertainment for kids and grow ups alike.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 a tree house climber with slides and pulley, blocks, and a baby/toddler area. The other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We took our two children here, ages 3 and 9. It kept them busy all day long! We were able to get some pretty good pictures. I thought it was adorable how they have dress up costumes for every section. I wish there was one of these closer to me, I would take them here more often. The staff was... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This children's museum is amazing; much better then the ones in NJ. The range of offerings for children of all ages is great.

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rural ak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My 5, 4 and 1 year old loved this place. It is fairly small, but they pack a lot into it. There are many hands & legs exhibits to crawl on, in and through. Kids all really loved the almost realistic model firetruck with a fire pole inside and dress up! Staff members led various activities through the day, such... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We came here on a Wednesday night and it was free admission. This museum had multiple floors and many different type of sets and just things to keep your kids occupied. If you have kids and are visiting Portland, I highly recommend swinging by and you can easily spend a few hours here.

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Thank dededa80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We took my 3 year old and 9 month old. The place was great. Everything was clean and well maintained. We actually spent most of the day here. One thing to note that has nothing to do with the museum beware of the parking lot next to the museum. When we were pulling up to the place we saw parking... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 7 year old grandson. It didn't take him long to work his way through the exhibits, but he seemed to really enjoy himself. Cars, fire trucks, lobster boats, grocery stores, and airplane exhibits allowed the kids to explore and play in a safe, friendly environment.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We brought our 15 month old grand daughter here. While it's primarily focused on older kids she had a blast. Great time pretending to be a fireman-woman, Doctor, shopping and lots more. Each activity had a great display of safe items.

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