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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 #16 of 65 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's 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... more » 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. « less
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Scarborough, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Brought our kids (7 & 2.5) an they loved it. It was a bit crowded but its expected as its the summer and the tourists are here in droves. There was a wait on some of the exhibits, but it wasn't terribly long. We had to drag the kids out because they didn't want to leave. Will definitely come back.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We might have had more fun than our little one, although she begged to stay longer than the two hours we had! Really fun, and interactive in all the right ways. We would absolutely come back again.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The day we went to the museum was crowded. Lots of families. Overpriced for the number of activities available for children. Bathrooms were smelly. Looks like the museum is in need of a renovation.

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Wells
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Even though some of the reviews made me hesitant, we gave the place a shot. Other than the place being flooded with little kids, it was an amazing place. Almost all of the exhibits were in working condition and very unique. My kids could not stop talking about it when they woke from their nap after. It was very clean... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I brought my 2 1/2 year old here while we were passing through Portland to give him a chance to play a bit. I would say this place is probably best aged for a range from him to say 5 or 6 years old. The museum is smaller than some of the other children's museums I have been too however... More

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Houston, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We took a 4 year old and an 11 year old and had a blast! There are numerous exibits that offer learning opportunities as well as active play on climbing structures and slides. Our 4 year old son loved the life size fire truck and the race car.

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Quebec City, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Part of our plan when it rains and it always rains one day or two during our vacations. So for a few years we go to this museum. It's getting better and better, they add attractions and improve some.

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Dover, NH
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140 reviews 140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a great museum for toddlers. My kids really enjoyed it. They loved sitting in the fire truck! I did find the front desk a bit rude. We have a museum pass that let's us in to places for free or a discounted rate and they acted like we were trying to cheat them. This is not our "home"... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We came here with an infant. They had one room for him. It was ok. But if you have a Toddler or child 10yrs and under this place is great. Can't wait to come back with my nephew who is 3yrs. A lot of fun activities for kids to pretend to be a fireman. splaceman, mechanic, farmer, fisherman etc... They... More

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Millbrook, Alabama, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have taken children there several times. They always have a great deal of fun and learn new things. It is one of the best children's museums in the United States.

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