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Maine Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great fun. Needs some tlc

Brought my Granddaughter on a rainy day. Tons to see and do but many electrical powered displays... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Kevin M
Bangor, Maine
A Must-see with children !

I love this museum! I've been taking my grand baby here since he was 4 months old! He just adored... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
Bangor, Maine
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Three floors, eight major exhibits, daily educational programs, and Too Much Fun!
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74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6304
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

My esteemed spouse,aka the esteemed Bumpa, and I are visiting grandchildren here in Bangor, Maine, and have had the opportunity to take the kiddos to this museum twice..And each time was great! There is a huge variety of activities..everything from the play kitchen to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

Took my almost 3-year old grandson, not knowing how he would do here. Turns out that there was a lot to keep him interested. We were here for 2+ hours! The variety of kid-friendly activities kept producing lots of smiles, giggles, wonder, and fun. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This was my second or third trip to this museum with my grandson. Interestingly, it claims to be the largest children's museum north of Boston. We were there on a Saturday afternoon. My overall impression is that the museum could use some maintenance and perhaps...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This California Grand Mother met up with my now Canadian Daughter & Grand Daughters in Bangor Maine... We had to see this WONDERFUL Children’s Museum. Our Daughter had the opportunity to see Museums around the world since I was a Flight Attendant...... This Discovery Museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is an ok attraction to keep children busy for an hour or so. Some of the interaction buttons to the exhibits were inoperable. Air conditioning worked minimally. Our 7 yr. Old granddaughter still had fun!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Took my 7 year old here for the first time today. She had an absolute blast! My husband and I enjoyed it as well. The touch tank was fantastic! The young girl working was great with the kids. Plenty of exhibits spread out over 3...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Three floors of great activities and things to explore for children. The gift shop has lots of great items and being downtown means you can make a "day" of it with lunch out!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Brought my Granddaughter on a rainy day. Tons to see and do but many electrical powered displays not working with no apparent plan to repair. Alot of scratched walls that need repair and paint. Fortunately , my Granddaughter is not even 2 and doesn't understand...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, but it's much bigger than you might expect. Great price and very interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

I love this museum! I've been taking my grand baby here since he was 4 months old! He just adored splashing with the boats in the ever running 'river'! And as he grew we explored more and more! It was fun to watch him enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Gary F
August 22, 2016|
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Its closed on Mondays
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Maine Discovery Museum great for young kids on a rainy day!! (0 Replies)
Just got back from a week in Bar Harbor. On Sunday, the weather was terrible..so we piled in the car (kids ages 2, 6 and 7 1/2) and went to the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor. THE KIDS LOVED IT!! Warning it takes over an hour to get there but was time well spent. We dragged the kids out after three hours of running around and playing. We had lunch down the street at a fun Irish Pub - don't recall the name.
July 04, 2009|