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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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A fun visit with my grandson

We spent 2 hours exploring all 3 floors of this museum. The fire engine was my grandson's favorite! There are many learning/exploring activities that really appeal to kids under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Isle Au Haut, Maine
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Isle Au Haut, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We spent 2 hours exploring all 3 floors of this museum. The fire engine was my grandson's favorite! There are many learning/exploring activities that really appeal to kids under 5. From the real-life kitchen, to the space rocket cock pit, and the ranger room with turtles and a fish tank, plus much more. Well worth the 9 dollars to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It's a fun place for toddlers and young children. I would say that it will entertain kids from ages 1-7 best. It's kind of a cramped space but is pretty clean and has plenty to keep our toddler (age 3) entertained. Lots to climb and grab. We tried sitting through the live puppet show and found it to be rather... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We love bringing our kids to CMTM because there is so much to learn and discover. Exhibits cater to children of all ages, and activities vary each day. My kids have fun learning about science, fine and gross motor skills, art, geography, social studies and mathematics without even realizing it! It's obvious everyone on staff loves children and are passionate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

our just turned 6-year old really likes the scale and nature of the exhibits. his favorite was the ball/tube/vacuum room. we also used their school vacation camp for two days. he found this a little boring day 1, when they spent most of their time in one small room. Day 2 was more to his liking with a hands-on exploration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Every time we go to Portland we must stop at the Children's museum. My kids love the fire truck and the treehouse. It is a great indoor activity but can get very crowded.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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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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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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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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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