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Maine Discovery Museum is the largest children's museum in Maine and a premier center for children's learning and discovery.  Our interactive exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of science, nature, geography, children's literature, music, art and anatomy. It's too much fun for everyone!


Amazing Animals
We have some amazing friends at MDM and we can't wait for you to meet them!  From turtles and fish to snakes and salmon eggs, there's a world of non-furry friends waiting to say "hi!"


Be an artist!  Create, build, draw and more with exhibits designed to bring out the Monet in us all.  Design a Light-Bright display or build a towering sculpture from PVC pipes. Use the harmonograph to create an original work of art!


Body Journey
Go inside your amazing body and discover how great your insides are!  Navigate organs like your heart and intestine, then visit the doctor's office and get to be the "Doc."  

Explore scenes from your favorite Maine children's stories, like "Miss Rumphius," "Goodnight Moon" and more!  Ride a motorcycle, put on a play, plant a garden and explore the library.


Dig up and identify fossils, read about dinosaurs and discover fossil hunting in Maine.  Based on paleontology, the study of prehistoric life, DINO DIG gives museum visitors a glimpse into the work of a paleontologist.  What were dinosaurs like?  What did they eat?  What is a living fossil?

Big ideas come in small packages in NANO, an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.


Nature Trails
Explore Maine's ecosystems and wildlife along a 20-foot waterway or inside a beaver lodge.  Send a boat down a river and create hydro power.  For a bird's-eye view, climb to the top of a two-story tree house, and discover live wetland creatures in Turtle Alley.

Sounds Abound
Explore the sounds around you through our Karaoke Studio or make up your own tune on the pipes.  Direct an orchestra or listen to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in different musical styles.  A musical world awaits!

Make connections from Maine all across the globe.  Prepare a meal in an Italian kitchen, play the drums in Brazil, drive a truck or captain a cargo ship to the destination of your dreams.  

And coming soon... Kids in Motion, an exhibit on our third floor exploring motion, outdoor activities, art and music.  Find out more about this exciting new space and how you can help make it a reality.


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The Maine Discovery Museum is loaded with kids' activities! Looking for things to do with children? The Maine Discovery Museum is a great place to find things to do with kids of all ages!