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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone Number: 207-622-2209
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

A good rainy day attraction offering crafts and exhibits.

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Fun for kids

Perfect for children under 7. Different areas for roleplaying. Recently updated but quickly worn down, for the cost of admission I would expect it to be better maintained. Rather... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Candace D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Perfect for children under 7. Different areas for roleplaying. Recently updated but quickly worn down, for the cost of admission I would expect it to be better maintained. Rather annoying that adults and children have to pay admission. They do offer family memberships, it saves money if you visit often.

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1 Thank Candace D
Palmyra, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Our Family of 4 went we had a 1 and 3 year old. I will start with the good... the kids had a blast. Buuuuttt... Right off the start it's hard to find because turns out it's stuffed into a little shopping complex. The adults are charged an entry fee, i was surprised by that. The play space is one... More 

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2 Thank Heather K
Maine
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a spot best for children aged one to eight or nine. Over a dozen special areas--with a pretend restaurant, pretend supermarket, a reading loft, arts and crafts, Lego and railroad tables, a small aquarium, full-size construction loader, a place for puzzles, a climbing area with a tube slide and a stage with dress-up clothing, etc. It can be... More 

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1 Thank Wildermirth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

My young grandkids...ages 1 to 10, really have fun here! They love all the sections and can let their imagination soar! We had a birthday party there and the kids loved it. A great place to take young kids for a fun break from the house. Also, a good play-date location!

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1 Thank deborah h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My kids 9,5,3, and 2 like it. We can waste a few hours here, I do not think its really a museum though, its more of a indoor playground for children.

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Thank joelnjessica
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

2 adults and 2 children out for morning fun in a wonderful safe, and very clean open play area. I was amazed to find this great place to bring the kids age 5 and 3 to place and interact with other kids, as well as us. The staff were always watching to be sure everyone was safe and secure. We... More 

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1 Thank kayleah624
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

My girls 5&7 love visiting the changing "exhibits", which are more like learning play areas. The museum is always clean and has enough variety that they always have a great time. We just wish they were open past 4 since they don't get out of school until 3, so by the time we get there it's "hurry up n play".... More 

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2 Thank Kimberly C
Damariscotta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The children's museum is more like an indoor play area for young children, I think 8-9yo is the max age where this place is appropriate. There are a lot of interesting activities and fun things for kids to do. I definitely recommend!

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1 Thank KSC2006
Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

i took my grandson here we had a blast. It was a budget operations. But he had so much fun riding the tractors an things like that. They painted his face - he loved it.

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1 Thank chino631
Vassalboro, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This activity is for up to about age 10 or so. Not really anything i would take teenagers to. The little ones love it. Keeps them busy.

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