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Maine Discovery Museum

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Address: 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: +1 207-262-7200
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Three floors, eight major exhibits, daily educational programs, and Too...

Three floors, eight major exhibits, daily educational programs, and Too Much Fun!

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Great for kids

Great for kids about 12 and under though my 13 year old enjoyed it with her younger relatives. Three floors of exhibits. A few did not work, but plenty that did. Free entry for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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PA
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85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids about 12 and under though my 13 year old enjoyed it with her younger relatives. Three floors of exhibits. A few did not work, but plenty that did. Free entry for holders of other museum memberships - check the website.

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Thank leaver11
Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3 grandkids, ages 3, 5 and 8 absolutely loved this place! There is so much to do, and it is different stuff than the normal kids museum. Their favorites were the Goodnight Moon room that they can be a part of, and the recording studio. (they are all hams!) You could spend several hours here on a rainy day!

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Thank Patti W
Kim S, Manager at Maine Discovery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, Patti! We love hearing stories about our visitors' favorite exhibits. We can't wait to see you and your grandchildren again soon! More 

New Hampshire
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our family loves to stop at the Maine Discovery Museum when we are in town. This museum is a gem and totally worth the visit. We especially love the storybook rooms - it's like walking in to the pages of "Goodnight Moon" and other favorites!

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Thank kandc
Kim S, Manager at Maine Discovery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy that you and your family have a great time visiting us. We love the Goodnight Moon room too, it is wonderful to watch parents read with their children! More 

Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We are new to Bangor and brought our two kids here (8 and 5 years old). They really enjoyed it. There are lots of rooms with fun things to play with, climb on or learn. Some fun bugs, lizards and animals to look at. A two story play fort. Lots of interact stuff for the kids and a room with... More 

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Machias, Maine
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Took my grandson, but enjoyed it very much myself. Lots of hands on experience. Neat music stuff, virtual reality, how things work, just a lot of variety.

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Thank soozi24
Ellsworth, Maine
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Every time we go, half the attractions are broken or closed. Our kids are always disappointed. They charge full price either way. We feel that if half your attractions that you show online are in major disrepair or not working at all you should reflect that in your pricing.... Won't be back until we hear that the much needed repairs... More 

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1 Thank earthfood7
Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

VERY child friendly...lots of things to see and touch. Make paper, different shows look up online to see what is happening.

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Thank mary9592015
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We take our toddler to the museum on a regular basis. She discovers new things as she grows older and has a great time playing.

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Thank John H
Brewer, Maine
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

i have taken my son many times and its the same stuff over and over.. they change some things but needs to have more arts n crafts on the weekends and need to fix the things kids like most like the music pad for feet and hands.

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1 Thank Craig J
Palmyra, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Absolutely floored by the quality of this museum. Great displays. Great history lessons. I have been many times and it is a must see stop for anyone who comes from out of state.

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Thank Joan L

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