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Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3961
+1 207-828-1234
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Great way to spend an afternoon

We travel fairly often and I don't even think to reviews places in my hometown.The Children's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
Excellent activity for our rainy day in Portland

We visited the museum on a cold, rainy spring day and were pleasantly surprised. The museum had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peters M
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Milton, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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
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142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3961
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+1 207-828-1234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We travel fairly often and I don't even think to reviews places in my hometown.The Children's Museum has everything to keep your children busy for hours. The balls and store are always favorites.don't forget to milk the cows. will be a fun day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a cold, rainy spring day and were pleasantly surprised. The museum had just the right amount of interactive exhibits and playspace for our 5 and 3 y/o kids to spend 2 hours playing and learning. The staff is wonderfull and...More

Thank Peters M
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The range of interactive items is not larg and are suitable only for the younger child say 3 to 6. A special presentation by Portland 's educational organisation on "walls and art " kept my rating at average.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We spent two afternoons here during a one week visit to Portland. They have two floors with several themed rooms and all interactive. During the day there is a schedule of organized activities that you can choose to join. My 6 yo loved it and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have taken my kids here multiple times while visiting Portland with my wife. It is a great place for them to explore, learn, and burn off some steam.

Thank Ray T
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Just want to say first, we support all the children museums of Maine. I feel the one in portland is looking very tired and perhaps it’s time to consider a revamping. All things need maintenance eventually and Portlands time is up. On my last visit...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My son and I, he is 11 months old spent three hours in the toddler only area and had a blast. The toddler only area is open to children 2 years old and younger with accompanying parent. We all have to take our shoes off...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

First time here. Great interactive activities. Reasonably priced. Rode the Down Easter Amtrak up from Mass and took the city transportation. Found out after, if you go to the Cafe on Amtrak you can get a FREE pass for the Portland Metro Bus. Many great...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The museum staff is very accommodating and helpful to families with small kids. Exhibits are popular with kids, especially fire truck, Vietnamese fireworks, car repair shop and ball room.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Cute little spot in heart of Portland. Definitely a rainy day special but very much geared towards younger,smaller children.

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krs10904
16 July 2017|
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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
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David H
1 August 2016|
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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.
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