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Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

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Address: 142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Children's Museum of Maine)
Phone Number: 207-828-1234
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Description: Whether climbing a mountain, entering a bear's den, role-playing...
Whether climbing a mountain, entering a bear's den, role-playing crewmembers on a 40-foot schooner or manning a space shuttle, children will have a blast at this highly interactive museum. Most of the museum is geared to children aged one to 11, but young teens will like the computer lab and the camera exhibits. There's also a play area just for toddlers.
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great small museum with cool kid exhibits for the 6 and under crowd including a whole foods grocery store, a saw mill

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

great small museum with cool kid exhibits for the 6 and under crowd including a whole foods grocery store, a saw mill

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We absolutely love the Children's Museum. My 5-year old never turns down a trip there. They have wonderful hand-on activities and the staff is great with the kids. If you are in the area and you have kids, you should definitely check out this museum. We went last night for the First Friday and got in for $2! I made... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the perfect place for parents, grandparents to take children on a cold Maine day. The activities are interactive and fun. My Grandson loved the fire engine and the climbing wall. Do arrive early because it becomes very crowded within the first hour.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My 9 month old son had the time of his life here! They have a location that is safe for the little ones to crawl around and play which he had a ball and must have played there for an hour. The rest of the museum was gauged for slightly older children but still worth the admission for the little... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This museum is very lovely and cozy place. We got here around 4 pm and since it was less than hour we got 50% off. My child (4 years old) really enjoyed this place. Very creative spaces and wonderful for younger children!

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New England
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We are members at the Children's Museum and Theatre in Portland, Maine. Whether you live around the area or are traveling in, the museum is a great place to spend a few hours. The ground floor has a theatre where they house puppet shows and theatre acts geared for kiddos of all ages, the first and second floors have a... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the most amazing place for children, everything they could possibly want to do and completely safe environment. My Great Granddaughter had the time of her life and from what I could see so did every other child there

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Houlton, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have took my children to several different children's museum. But for my children this place was the best! From morning to evening they provide very educational and fun programs everyday. My family and I had a great family time there!

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Portland, Maine
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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was a nanny for several years in Portland and the Children's Museum was a go to great time for my two boys. They were 8 and 9 years old at the time. This museum has age - appropriate and interactive exhibits for all ages...from dinosaurs to scientific cool experiments and nature phenomenons. Our favorite time was on school vacation...we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was just what our 16 month old son needed after 2.5 weeks travelling! Soooooo much fun. Lovely staff. Clean and full of activities! Each area is really engaging and there was a great little talk about turtles, which he managed to sit through! Lovely little water play area (bring spare clothes!). Really enjoyed it!

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