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Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Children's Museum of Maine)
207-828-1234
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Ranked #13 of 52 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Whether climbing a mountain, entering a bear's den, role-playing crewmembers on a 40-foot schooner...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Framingham, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
32 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have taken my children here twice, and they seem to have had a good time. This last time, however, our seven year old thought many if the exhibits were baby-ish. It is a fun place for children (IMO 6 and under to play for a couple of hours). Worth the reasonable price.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My daughter absolutely loved this place, it was hard getting her to leave. They have lots of fun activities and educational exhibits for children and parents to enjoy.

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birmingham UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great exhibits - we were there nearly 4 hours. Loved the fire engine, pirate ship and space shuttle - would definitely recommend

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Washburn, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you have very young children or special needs children environment may not be the best as lines can be long, and are kids never were able to get turns on some games. Very expensive for kids not really being able to take part and participate.

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