A wonderful museum on the Portland waterfront, which hosts various exhibitions. Its permanent exhibits include:

... The planetarium, which has fantastic productions including a laser light show.

... The Empirical Theater - emphasizes programming that engages and entertains visitors on educational, scientific and cultural topics. Programming includes regular daytime and evening shows plus film-based events.

... The submarine USS Blueback, the real thing! There are tours available in addition to the regular museum entrance fee.

... Four different halls full of exhibits. Many of these are interactive and suitable for all ages. They really make learning fun :-)

There are featured exhibits as well that cover a wide range of topics. Recent ones have been the Titanic exhibition, Dinosaurs, and Einstein. There are also special events which are held in the evenings; many include food and beverages.

Museum hours are Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 to 5:30. They are open some Mondays, but only if school is out. Admission is $12 adults / $9 youth and senior. Parking is $2. There are two cafes located within the museum.

Great for the whole family!