In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Maine Discovery Museum is closed and we are following the State of Maine and City of Bangor's regulations and guidance on when it will be safe to open again.
Happy Summer! This will be a very different summer for everyone. We will miss welcoming people into our museum space. MDM is not yet allowed to open, given the interactive nature of children’s museums and the physical layout of our exhibits, as well as the fact that we share a building with an assisted living facility. However, our staff has been hard at work creating educational opportunities that emphasize our fun, hands-on methods for learning. We look forward to the day when we may safely re-open, but in the meantime, we hope you will enjoy these “100 S.T.E.A.M.y Days of Summer” and keep learning fun!
· Together with an adult or older sibling read the instructions carefully
· Decide together if you need a helping hand
· Ask for permission before you build or set up any experiments or create any structures
· Stay on trails
· Don’t litter
· Explore with a gentle hand: don’t disturb animal habitats and nesting areas
· Do not pick up any animals! Most of them will bite or sting to defend themselves
· Don’t pick up feathers, bones, dead animals, or scat (animal poop)! They are full of germs!
· If you take plant, rock, water or soil samples, take only where you are allowed, take only a little, and only as much as you need
· Always wear sun protection Visiting National Parks or Nature Preserves
· Learn about and follow the special rules for this park or nature preserve Remember: Never explore near or in water without an adult
· Please follow all Federal and State guidelines for COVID19 safety measures for any place outside your own home.
· For tick safety, please check the Maine CDC tips on preventing tick bites: https://www.gov/ticks/avois/on_people.html
· Please exercise extreme caution; never let children out of sight and out of reach near any body of water