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Maine Discovery Museum

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Address: 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: (207) 262-7200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kids really loved the museum

My kids are 3 and 7 and they both really enjoyed this museum. The cost is low, 7.50$ per person over 12 months so 30$ for our family. We stayed about 2 1/2 hours but we could have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My kids are 3 and 7 and they both really enjoyed this museum. The cost is low, 7.50$ per person over 12 months so 30$ for our family. We stayed about 2 1/2 hours but we could have stayed for longer. There are many areas to play, many different interactive stations that the kids enjoyed. There are seats here and... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

kids always have fun, clean and bright, parents can find areas to sit around and rest a bit...their Dino section is quite good...the Goodnight Moon room is a must visit and has brought happiness to my children...i always take a few minutes to beat the drums, subconsciously it aligns to some long forgotten beat from my childhood - the rhythm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

... and this one is the best ever. Better than Portland. Way better than Boston. Lots of interactive activities that reflect our area and beyond. My son loves the tree house but I think the lobster/shipping boat is even better. Staff is friendly and engaging. Their camps are my kiddos favorite thing to do every summer. And the animal programs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A rainy day joy nestled right in Downtown Bangor. I've brought my own daughter here many times, and I can't say enough positive things about the staff and their excellent management.

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Machias, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I would save your money and go to Playland Adventures or Great Skates instead of coming to this tired museum. They charge for adults (and children at same price) even though it is definitely only meant for children's enjoyment. The exhibits look like the same ones they had 20 years ago when I visited as a kid, most of which... More 

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Greenbush, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Took my daughter and her boyz there for the first and last time. There are many venues but about 1/4 were closed and another 1/4 were broken since the buttons/buzzers or whatever was needed to operate the station was not functioning. It was dirtier than I thought it should be. Clean it up, fix the numerous broken areas and this... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been to this museum at least twenty times! It is too much fun!! Lots of interactive displays, a quiet Good Night Moon room to take a breather in, water to splash in, sand to dig in... It's a great place!

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Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

it is fun and interactive and the kids love it the first and second time. I assure regardless of how many times you have been with the kids they will find something to do! I love taking them but they stop wanting go because as they stated to me " it is not that fun anymore".

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Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My kids love this place. I appreciate that this place is available in our community. There's lots to do and see. I would, however, recommend you bring some hand wipes, as its not necessarily the cleanest place. Also, some of the exhibits have been removed or half-replaced, so be mindful of that. Despite this, my kids really enjoy visiting.

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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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Additional Information about Maine Discovery Museum

Address: Address: 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: (207) 262-7200
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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