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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone Number:
+1 207-622-2209
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

A good rainy day attraction offering crafts and exhibits.

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For Young Children

The place was very clean, had enough interest and activity for young children. The hosts were very interesting and competent,

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Roger L
Mount Vernon, Maine, United States

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Mount Vernon, Maine, United States
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was very clean, had enough interest and activity for young children. The hosts were very interesting and competent,

Thank Roger L
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a well designed activity center (museum is an aggressive description) with about a dozen fun things for kids (2-12). The pretend banking center has a real tube system like a bank drive-thru. My kids really enjoyed the pretend grocery store too.

1 Thank CJTD_CloverLeaf4
Augusta, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

always took my chilren hear for enjoyment and education.even adults can learn something.relaxing and safe.

1 Thank capcalzone
Garnerville, New York
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123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of toys set up In a big room. My grandchildren 5 and 3 thoroughly enjoyed the grocery store, Bank, manual train area. I enjoyed that there were places to sit. Good for a two hour activity but a little pricey. It was difficult to find. I had the number to call twice.

Thank Joy E
Augusta, Maine
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I came here with my nephews and they absolutely love playing and there's a lot for them to do. They also run special events which are a hit. However on the adult side it's not as much fun. First of all there's a fairly hefty fee for adults (last I went $8 per person) and second it's a bit of... More 

Thank Tara D
Standish, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were in the area (we live south of Portland) and wanted to let the kids get out some energy before continuing our trip. We looked up places, and found many 'good reviews' of the Children's Museum so we thought this would be a good place to go. Right from the start, we regretted going at all. This place was... More 

Thank KCWilliams09
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I bring my grandkids here when I want to take them somewhere that is affordable for me and fun for them! There's lots to keep them busy and their imaginations can run wild. The set-up is nice...different areas sport different themes...construction, an office, a cafe, a grocery store, a stage for plays...and so on and so on! It's really geared... More 

Thank Deborah H
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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.

1 Thank Candace D
Palmyra, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 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 

3 Thank Heather K
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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 

1 Thank Wildermirth

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