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Maine Discovery Museum

74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 262-7200
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Contains many interactive displays that are sure to entertain even the hardest to please of children. You will find everything from a sand pit where the kids can hunt for fossils, to hands-on paper making, to a mock kitchen complete with plates and plastic foods for the kids to "prepare" and "serve". The only downside is that the only food... More 

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Harrington, Maine, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We loved going to this place, it roomy and has a variety of different things for the children to do. The staff is pleasant. Plan on going again soon.

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Bangor, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We've been to the Maine Discovery Museum quite a few times and my kids love it each time. They are getting older now and still ask to go there. A great attraction in Bangor.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I have been looking into different activities for my 2yr old daughter and myself in the Central Maine region. Found the Maine Discovery Museum from a net search and decided to give it a try today. Hour drive and $15 later and I think I had nearly as much fun as she did! Some of the detractors are correct, MDM... More 

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Waterville, Maine, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We took my niece and nephew to the museum recently and they both had a great time! The live animal interaction was their favorite part!

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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great place to spend some time, rain or shine! Exhibits are well planned for enjoyment by all ages, and my grandkids just love them all. I think it's amazing that each and every time we visit, they enjoy each exhibit in a different way, on a different scale according to their own personal development! Oh, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a fabulous trip to the Maine Discovery Museum. There is such a variety of exhibits and all of them appeal to multiple age groups. We have been here many times and every time there are different programs and special things to do. On our trip this past weekend there was a special tea party with a performance from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went for an afternoon with our 18 month old daughter. The museum was closing an hour early- their hours are already severely limited. The museum itself is nice but NOTHING works, there are out of order stickers over half of the attractions. The staff offers no explanations or even a sorry for the lack of working attractions... There's not... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fun place to stop for kids. If you plan ahead they can partake in fun activities. Admission in pricy for what you get. Located right by downtown shopping for the adults

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Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I really enjoyed taking my kids here. We've even made it a family tradition to visit a museum once a month and this is by far their favorite! Try and take one of the classes. They're lots of fun!

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