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Coastal Children's Museum

75 Mechanic St, Sharp's Point South, Rockland, ME 04841-3513
+1 207-596-0300
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This was not what I expected of a museum ( being English). Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers this... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
John C
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Plan to spend the day!

MY grandchildren just love this lovely, creative nook in the world. So many fun activities, ever... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Ginnie F
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The Coastal Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children ages 2-9 and their families the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast.Our Core Values:* Each Child and parent/caregiver deserves respect.* Families are the first educators.* Learning occurs through play.* The Community is out first resource.* The Museum is responsible to the world and the environment.The Coastal Children's Museum opened at Sharp's Point South in the summer of 2009 and we are so excited about our new home and love seeing the children learning, playing and creating. Children (and their parents!) are exploring our indoor sailboat, CedarWorks indoor climber, and “Sharpie’s General Store”. The museum also hosts many species of tropical and Maine Coast sea life in our "Under the Sea Room" and our full size Gulf of Maine touch tank. We also have a daily craft at the art table , puppet theater, Tubes and Tracks, and a woodworking bench and wonderful puzzles and books all throughout the museum.Workshops, special guests, and family fun days are held at the museum entertaining and educating families on diverse topics. We have had programs on dance and movement, animals and insects, writing and poetry, and everything in between. You can also have your birthday party at the museum. Membership is affordable and it entitles you to free admission, and discounts on programs and events, birthday parties, and t-shirts.Check out our website which has details and pictures of all our exhibits, past workshops, upcoming events and more. Why not swing by your new Coastal Children’s Museum. We are open Wed-Sat 10:00- 4:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00. See you there! Summer Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-4:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00
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75 Mechanic St, Sharp's Point South, Rockland, ME 04841-3513
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This was not what I expected of a museum ( being English). Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers this venue offers loads of different play/experience areas for children up to 12 to interact with. With other families around children learn to relate with piers and have a...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

MY grandchildren just love this lovely, creative nook in the world. So many fun activities, ever changing craft activities, fish tank, musical instruments, and the ever favorite... the kitchen/grocery store. If my kids lived closer I would have a membership for sure.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This was a perfect place to take our grandchildren ages 3 and 5. The museum has rooms filled with interactive and educational displays. We were totally pleased with it and the staff and will visit it again when they come back to Maine. We had...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do near Rockland, ME that our children would enjoy. Both are toddlers and had a great time. I wouldn't classify this place as a museum. Just a bunch of rooms with different themes. There are a bunch of fish/crab...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

My three year old girl has been to this great little gem on the south side of Rockland. Lots of interactive stuff for children in the preschool age. This place rivals the Portland children's museum as far as local exhibits. The puzzles are fun for...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

The museum was a nice find on a rainy day. Although modest in size, our 2 and 4 year old grandchildren found plenty to do for a couple of hours, and the staff was both friendly and helpful. Older children will have trouble finding things...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We keep coming back to the Coastal Children's Museum year after year, and are always delighted by it. Our kids - who range from 9 to 1 - can easily and happily kill a couple of hours there, making it a nice break from some...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Went an hour and a half before closing, kids had a ton of fun. Actually lost track of time playing. Something great for kids!

Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

The museum is about 1 mile south of Rockland. year round it is open from Wednesday- Sunday. For July and August they add Tuesdays. As a small nonprofit, it is well worth the admission fee. This is a small facility which has covered every inch...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter who is 3 and she had a blast and the price to get in wasn't bad either it's only $5.00 a person couldn't beat it. We would go back

Thank Jon M
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