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Maine Discovery Museum

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Address: 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6304
Phone Number: +1 207-262-7200
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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 family place

This is a delightful little museum just perfect for young families. Children can have fun learning and experiencing science. You won't feel rushed or be overwhelmed by crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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BRIDGEWATER
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BRIDGEWATER
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a delightful little museum just perfect for young families. Children can have fun learning and experiencing science. You won't feel rushed or be overwhelmed by crowds.

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Thank skey1952
Saco, Maine
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too much to say in a short review, but for the price, there isn't a better museum in the entire state. I'm a transplant to Maine and don't know much about the state, so this was a great learning experience for me as well as my family.

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Bangor ME
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The kids always have fun here but it sure has seen better days. I wish the community could step up and help give this place the extra love it needs. I also wish there was better parking options.

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Cushing, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great place to spend a few hours. Both kids and Adults have fun. It was nice that we could bring our own lunch and could do interactive activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We love this place so much, we bought a season pass. Always something new going on. The restaurant is our favorite place to pretend

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PA
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96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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5 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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