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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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Perfect for a snowy day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Bangor, Maine
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Machias, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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