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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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A good rainy day attraction offering crafts and exhibits.

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Wish they were open later

My girls 5&7 love visiting the changing "exhibits", which are more like learning play areas. The museum is always clean and has enough variety that they always have a great time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Kimberly C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

2 adults and 2 children out for morning fun in a wonderful safe, and very clean open play area. I was amazed to find this great place to bring the kids age 5 and 3 to place and interact with other kids, as well as us. The staff were always watching to be sure everyone was safe and secure. We... More 

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Thank kayleah624
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

My girls 5&7 love visiting the changing "exhibits", which are more like learning play areas. The museum is always clean and has enough variety that they always have a great time. We just wish they were open past 4 since they don't get out of school until 3, so by the time we get there it's "hurry up n play".... More 

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1 Thank Kimberly C
Damariscotta, Maine
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The children's museum is more like an indoor play area for young children, I think 8-9yo is the max age where this place is appropriate. There are a lot of interesting activities and fun things for kids to do. I definitely recommend!

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Thank KSC2006
Augusta, Maine
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

i took my grandson here we had a blast. It was a budget operations. But he had so much fun riding the tractors an things like that. They painted his face - he loved it.

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Thank chino631
Vassalboro, Maine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This activity is for up to about age 10 or so. Not really anything i would take teenagers to. The little ones love it. Keeps them busy.

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Thank Cathy W
Hampden, Maine
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At first, deceptively simple. The kids had to be DRAGGED away after 2 hours. A veterinary office suspiciously close to a diner. A pneumatic tube from a bank to a race car. A real steam shovel! They have a quiet zone, and the areas are cordoned off by waist high partitions. I was blown away by all the creativity this... More 

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1 Thank Liz_McCullen
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our granddaughter had her 4th birthday party here and it was absolutely perfect!! At that age, nothing organized works but there was so much here to keep them having fun, I wished I was little too! Even our grandson, who was 8, had fun!

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Thank Nathrach2
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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3 Thank mumsince2007
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank mziglar
Augusta, Maine, United States
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Carrie R

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