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Coastal Children's Museum

75 Mechanic Street, Sharp's Point South, Rockland, ME 04841
207 596 0300
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Rockland
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: The Coastal Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children ages 2-9 and their families the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through... more » Owner description: The Coastal Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children ages 2-9 and their families the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast.Our Core Values:* Each Child and parent/caregiver deserves respect.* Families are the first educators.* Learning occurs through play.* The Community is out first resource.* The Museum is responsible to the world and the environment.The Coastal Children's Museum opened at Sharp's Point South in the summer of 2009 and we are so excited about our new home and love seeing the children learning, playing and creating. Children (and their parents!) are exploring our indoor sailboat, CedarWorks indoor climber, and “Sharpie’s General Store”. The museum also hosts many species of tropical and Maine Coast sea life in our "Under the Sea Room" and our full size Gulf of Maine touch tank. We also have a daily craft at the art table , puppet theater, Tubes and Tracks, and a woodworking bench and wonderful puzzles and books all throughout the museum.Workshops, special guests, and family fun days are held at the museum entertaining and educating families on diverse topics. We have had programs on dance and movement, animals and insects, writing and poetry, and everything in between. You can also have your birthday party at the museum. Membership is affordable and it entitles you to free admission, and discounts on programs and events, birthday parties, and t-shirts.Check out our website which has details and pictures of all our exhibits, past workshops, upcoming events and more. Why not swing by your new Coastal Children’s Museum. We are open Wed-Sat 10:00- 4:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00. See you there! Summer Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-4:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 « less
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Biddeford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is a great place, however I feel they discriminate against children with special needs. I will not refer ANYONE there beause of this.

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Hampden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Coastal Children's Museum is located just outside of the downtown area. It may not have a ton of space, but they have organized the play areas well - and they offer a lot to do for any small child. The only thing we lacked was enough time.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My grandkids loved it, ages 2 and 4. They experienced several days of rain and spent two mornings at the Museum where they climbed on a sailboat, played with many hands on exhibits and totally enjoyed their visits.

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Rockland, Maine, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Coastal Children's Museum is a wonderful side trip for anyone visiting Rockland with young children! It's an interactive experiencing allowing children the opportunity to use their imaginations! Lots of fun for everyone.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

There's a lot to do in a relatively small space--and a nice range of activities to keep young and older children playing happily. However, I must say that I have never been to a children's museum where the staff were quite so zealous about their "rules" (all toys staying in their exact spots, children keeping their shoes on 100% of... More

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Lincolnville, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

kids are free to learn and enjoy everything. Very educational but a lot of fun. The staff are all caring, loving, teachers who want childrn to touch and explore. Go there soon!

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Boston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Enough for kids under 7 to do and be happy with it. Anyone older , not so I interested. Great place for rainy days

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San Diego
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a blast one morning going from one adorable exhibit to another. My niece had been two years before and wanted to go again, despite being at the older end of the scale. And we found ways to amuse ourselves, despite it being geared to toddlers. And if you have toddlers, you are in for a tremendous treat. ALl... More

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