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More than a fun
place for kids

Located in the heart of Downtown Bangor, Maine Discovery Museum provides
unique educational opportunities for children and families in Maine. Check
out our hands-on, interactive exhibits and spend the day learning through
play with your family! What will you discover at the Maine Discovery Museum?

  • Sciences That Tie Into The Maine Region

  • Programs Designed For a Variety of Ages

  • Three Floors of
    Interactive Exhibits

Interactive Exhibits

Maine Discovery Museum is the largest children’s museum north of Boston
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

    Amazing Animals

    We have some amazing friends at MDM and we can’t wait for you to meet them!


  • Artscape


    Create, build, draw and more with exhibits designed to bring out the Monet in us all.


  • Body Journey

    Body Journey

    Go inside your amazing body and discover how great your insides are!


  • Mission: Discovery

    Mission: Discovery

    Hands-on exhibits explore gravity, acceleration, and space.


  • Booktown


    Explore scenes from your favorite Maine children’s stories, like Goodnight Moon!


  • Dino Dig

    Dino Dig

    Dig up and identify fossils, and read about dinosaurs.


  • Nano


    An interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science.


  • Nature Trails

    Nature Trails

    Explore Maine’s ecosystems and wildlife with our nature trail exhibits.


  • Sounds Abound

    Sounds Abound

    Explore the sounds around you through our Karaoke Studio or make up your own tune.


  • Tradewinds


    Make connections from Maine all across the globe.


Maine Science Festival

The Maine Science Festival (MSF), launched in 2015, is a celebration of science held annually with more than 70 events and activities for all ages. For our 5th Annual Maine Science Festival, to be held March 13-17, 2019, we are expanding to FIVE days of events, including forums, workshops, hands-on activities, films, talks, and exhibits. At the MSF, we dissect, explore and celebrate remarkable science, engineering, mathematics and technology happening in Maine every day.

As the first and only science festival in Maine, the Maine Science Festival is a celebration of the national and world leading science by the Mainers who do it. The MSF encourages attendees to question the world around them, and seeks to inspire not only the next generation of scientists and engineers, but also facilitate grass roots scientific thinking at the citizen level right now, for all ages. With our Sponsors and Partners, the MSF works to showcase the remarkable work happening in Maine daily.
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Support The
Maine Discovery Museum

Members, donors, and volunteers are the very foundation of our successful organization – and love being part of the MDM family! Your help ensures that MDM can continue to fulfill its mission, add new exhibits and plan exciting programming that provides a greater understanding of the world in which we live. Donate, become a member, or volunteer – we’re grateful for your help!


As a member, you’ll receive some amazing benefits! Visit MDM FREE, receive discounts on birthday parties, camps, and facility rentals, and know you are part of an amazing museum.

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Business Sponsorships

As a business sponsor, you’ll join a family of community businesses
devoted to the education and joy of our young people. We love our
sponsors and thank them regularly on our website, in our advertising,
and at our fundraising events.

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Donations are greatly appreciated at MDM and there are many ways
to give! Make a donation to the MDM, give to our 10 Years and
Growing Stronger! campaign or donate a gently used item on our
wishlist – we’re grateful for your help!

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Volunteers help make the museum work every day and we couldn’t do
what we do without them. Join our volunteer community today and
make a daily difference in the lives of children at MDM!

More About Volunteers


  • Birthday Parties

    Birthday Parties

    Celebrate your kiddo’s birthday at the Maine Discovery Museum!


  • Overnights


    Spend the night here at MDM and create a one-of-a-kind experience for your group with a variety of science and art activities.


  • Facility Rentals

    Facility Rentals

    Are you looking for a special place to hold a small meeting, a family reunion, or a company party? Daytime, evening or weekends, MDM will gladly host your next gathering!



  • December Vacation Camp

    December Vacation Camp


  • February Vacation Camp

    February Vacation Camp


  • April Vacation Camp

    April Vacation Camp


  • Summer Vacation Camp

    Summer Camps

    Join us for nine weeks of science and art summer camps for children ages 5-12!



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December 11, 2018
  • Science Detectives - Science for pre-schoolers

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

December 12, 2018
  • Messy Art

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

December 14, 2018
  • Clay Play

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

December 15, 2018
  • Make and Take Holiday Edition

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Laurie Dunton

I'm giving the museum an excellent rating because it exists and the grandkids love it! I think some of the problems with broken/missing pieces at exhibits is the lack of supervision some children have.

Leesa Lee Lis

My nephew had a party here. they live in Maine. this place is wonderful. there are plenty of activities for the kids to do. A child will not be bored here. kids love this place.

Ashley Baker

There are so many exhibits that my kids never care if a few aren't working, and we especially love that there are so many areas even the little ones can enjoy!

Bruce Lovett

The price is more than reasonable for the market, the staff is super friendly and helpful. The biggest seller for me, my daughter had a blast and wants to go back! So kudos to the staff, keep up the good work!

Jennifer McBee

What a fun place to spend a winter afternoon! Great fun for all ages! I'm not sure but I think we had more fun than the 18 month old we took there!

Danny Baker

What a great place to bring the kids or grandkids...

Leesa Lee Lis

My nephew had a party here. they live in Maine. this place is wonderful. there are plenty of activities for the kids to do. A child will not be bored here. kids love this place

Ken Van Ginkel

From Iowa and my grandson and I found it very educational and interesting. Worth the stop.

Norma Beatriz

A true gem in downtown Bangor!! A must if you have young children

Trish Radloff

Great fun with with family. Adults has just as much fun as the Grandchildren.

Karen Campbell

Too much fun! Great area for grandson. He loved the shipping boxes & conveyor.

Cody Gilks

Great facility for children and families

Jesse Rishani

Something for everyone! Great place

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