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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 66 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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birmingham UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Seacoast NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went here this Tuesday. Admission was $9 which is pretty decent compared to a lot of other attractions in the New England area.The kids ran around and had fun which is the whole idea of a place like this. It's a great place to take younger kids for a few hours but I think kids older than eight may... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were visiting the area and found this children's museum. It was in a cute historic building downtown. It had a lot of fun interactive areas for little ones. My son is 19 months old and loved running around to the play grocery store, auto shop, and barn. He also loved the water play area. Even the adults had fun... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have a four year old and a one year old, and they both enjoyed themselves. We could not get our four year old out of the fire engine. He still talks about it. Also, Great areas for the toddler. The museum does need outlet covers in the toddler room.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great children's museum for its size. Everything is interactive. We went every day for a week while visiting. (The membership is worth it if you are staying in town for a few days as you can stop in for an hour if it gets cold or rainy.) The mechanic workshop and fire truck are a huge hit and are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

First I'd like to say that everyone was really nice and helpful, it made the stop here even that more enjoyable. The kids loved the ball room, water play area, logging area, and fire engine along with the many other exhibits. We will definitely be returning, just need to allot a little more time for the ball area. We literally... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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