We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

Save
Share
Review Highlights
Fun place for most kids

This multilevel museum is a great place to spend time with your kids. It is busy on inclement days... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
smurawski
,
Westbrook, Maine
Perfect for the Little Ones

Thank goodness for this refuge for children on rainy days. We had five under tens with us and I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lee S
,
Bangor, Maine
Read all 215 reviews
35
All photos (35)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fire truck”(28 reviews)
“rainy day”(21 reviews)
“space shuttle”(10 reviews)
About
Whether climbing a mountain, entering a bear's den, role-playing crewmembers on a 40-foot schooner or manning a space shuttle, children will have a blast at this highly interactive museum. Most of the museum is geared to children aged one to 11, but...more
Contact
142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3961
Website
+1 207-828-1234
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Portland
from US$15.00
More Info
from US$72.00
More Info
Reviews (215)
Filter reviews
212 results
Traveller rating
128
58
19
6
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
128
58
19
6
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfire truckrainy dayspace shuttletouch tankinteractive exhibitsball pitimaginative playolder childrenyoung onesdifferent areasthird floorparking garageyear oldscouple of hoursvisiting portlandlobsterpole
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 212 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This multilevel museum is a great place to spend time with your kids. It is busy on inclement days. My 7 year old granddaughter is a great age to enjoy most of what is offered. The parking garage which is down the street a bit...More

Thank smurawski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness for this refuge for children on rainy days. We had five under tens with us and I enjoyed my two and a half hours at the museum. Very interactive and SAFE! Thank you for saving us on a rainy day in Portland.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My kid liked it. It’s overpriced if your just in town visiting (vs being a “member”). My main problem with it was that it felt dirty. Lights were out and the ceiling panels looked like they had leaks. Lots of thick dust everywhere. When I...More

2  Thank bkct1
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with a three year old and an 11 month old. Both loved it. For adults this can be a little less enjoyable. There’s an area for young children to play in that requires the removal of shoes that we truly appreciated. Our toddler...More

1  Thank KamilandPatty
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is a terrific place to set the kids loose for a fun and educational outing. We visited with our 5- and 8-year-old grands. They explored the top 3 floors. Their favorite spots were the fire truck/station and the 3rd floor color-light-camera obscura exhibit. But,...More

Thank KurtAndWendy
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were able to use our Boston Children's Museum membership for a discount on admission while visiting Portland. It was a hot summer day but was still very crowded. There's no air conditioning so it felt hot and stuffy.. however, my kids did not notice...More

1  Thank michelskt
Reviewed 9 July 2018

From the long line to enter to the overcrowded interior, it was difficult to enjoy the displays. The loadspeaker announced things happening, but it was not clear when and where. While there were things for small children to do, there were just too many children...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We took our 21 month old, and he had a good time. The museum has several different areas for kids to play and learn. My son enjoyed the toddler play area and the ball area the most. He also enjoyed the little car, fire truck,...More

2  Thank Jacob T
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great day for our 2 daughters and our 3 1/2 and 4 year old grandsons. Wonderful day for all of them! You need to go there!

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We came here on a recent visit to Portland, ME. It was a really great children's museum - lots of good exhibits and a good layout to prevent too many kids in one place. Staff was super friendly and if your child loves fire trucks...More

Thank SMR_2
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Portland
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
1,238 reviews
.15 km away
The Westin Portland Harborview
1,288 reviews
.16 km away
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
468 reviews
.47 km away
Portland Harbor Hotel
1,660 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 627 restaurants in Portland
Emilitsa
718 reviews
.13 km away
The Green Elephant
557 reviews
.13 km away
Empire Chinese Kitchen
366 reviews
.06 km away
Vinland
298 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 284 attractions in Portland
Portland Museum of Art
1,336 reviews
.06 km away
Portland Stage
42 reviews
.16 km away
State Theatre
70 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
krs10904
16 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kristenmnichols | Reviewed this property |
There would be some things that would be interesting for an 8.5 yo, but the way the museum is set up, it definitely looks younger - things are small/low and most of it seems to be geared to ages 3-6. Each child is different... More
1
Vote
DavidH15840
1 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Alysia B | Reviewed this property |
Two hours would be perfectly adequate. The star show and touch tank are really nice programs for the kids. So, you may be there a little longer to get both of those in.
0
Votes