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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone Number: 207-622-2209
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: A good rainy day attraction offering crafts and exhibits.

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Kids loves it. A little small and a little spendy

One big room but our kids (2 and 6) loved it on a rainy day. Adults have to pay admission which is a first for us having visited many kids museums.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
mziglar
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Would be a lot better if the older woman at the desk actually greeted us when we came in. Instead, she grumbles under her breath, "Why aren't these kids in school today?!" when our home school group comes in. Too pricey for one room, and why do adults have to pay?! That's a first. Seems aimed at young toddlers. Definitely... More 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One big room but our kids (2 and 6) loved it on a rainy day. Adults have to pay admission which is a first for us having visited many kids museums.

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great place to teach your child socialization skills. There are many activities and learning toys for the kids to play with. There is a tree house, books to read, a kitchen that is set up like a restaurant, a bank, there is a construction vehicle in the building that the kids can climb on, a train set... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My 5 and 6 year olds had a great time! It was hard getting them to leave! Their 9 year old cousin was there with them and he seemed to have a good time as well, but that might be the maximum age I would recommend for this place. Lots of fun exhibits for such a small space.

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If your child is under the age of 8 and loves to play make believe - this place is perfect. It has about 20 activity areas that are perfect for a rainy day break. Its hidden in a shopping center and the word Museum is misleading - think more like a children's play gym - with toys set ups donated... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

as a childrens dicovery museum it is very well fitted with interesting things for children to explore but it is very small and after about two visits the children tire of going there. why not expand it?

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Wiscasset, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Space is used inefficiently, the museum feels as though donated items were thrown together without any intention or thought to imaginative play. If you are stranded in Augusta on a rainy day and need to entertain your kids, they will enjoy it. This is NOT worth a special trip, though.

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AUGUSTA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Out of control kids, on edge mothers (only one other father in view and he seemed to be arguing with a mother), broken toys, non-working exhibits and very pricey. The kids did NOT like this one.

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Turner Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My kids had a great time. It does get a bit crowded especially during the weekends or school vacations.

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Mainland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The good: My 2 and 4 year old had fun. The bad: It is not a museum. It is a open area, one room.... where kids can play with a bunch of stuff. It looked like a big daycare room with toys and stations to play. Neat for local people, rainy days, low key days... But not worth a big... More 

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