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Children's Discovery Museum

171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Augusta
Type: Children's Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: A good rainy day attraction offering crafts and exhibits.
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Augusta, Maine, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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South Florida, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Nothing was wrong with this museum; it just did not offer enough for the children I took. The children I took like to be active with outdoor games (hiking, swimming, etc.) or with their electronic toys, so they were hard to please. Kudos to the folks working to build up a children's museum.

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Fredericton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It was advertised as a "museum". It was really more of an open play area. The kids had a great time as they did like playing with the toys. We had a hard time finding it as we didn't expect it to be in a little strip mall tucked in behind another strip mall. Many of the toys were dingy... More

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