We will be closed during the day on Friday, November 15th to prepare for our Annual Celebration & Auction!

November 12, 2019
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    November 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Water, magnets, batteries, rocks, towers, ramps and wheels: science is all around YOU! But even the most famous scientists had to start with fundamental experimentations. Come with your pre-K explorer and curious toddler for easy, safe, amazing science explorations with big Ahaa! moments and lots of fun. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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November 13, 2019
  • Messy Art

    November 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

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November 14, 2019
  • Nature Time

    November 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    The natural world is full of wonders that can be observed, examined, compared, sorted, and explored.
    Nature Time lets your curious child get up close with some of MDM’s live animals when appropriate or extensive nature collections, and wild and wonderful things from our own backyards to help lay the foundation for life long learning and an appreciation of nature. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

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November 15, 2019
  • Closed for event prep

    November 15, 2019
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

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  • Up, Up & Away 17th Annual Celebration & Art Auction

    November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Tickets are on sale now for the 17th Annual Celebration & Art Auction.

    For 16 years, Maine Discovery Museum has held a gala auction to raise crucial funds for our programs, exhibits, and educational scholarships. Thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteer chairs and committees, and especially the artists, we have featured beautiful and unique items that have been transformed into works of art.

    This year—the seventeenth version of this event—we will be making an exciting change. For the first time, this annual event will be held at the museum.

    We are excited to welcome our supporters to the museum and have a FUN party that connects our biggest fundraiser more closely with our mission. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 15, 2019. Discover, or re-discover the place you are so generously supporting.

    Get your tickets today!

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November 16, 2019
  • National Button Day: Framed Button Holiday Art & Button Jewelry

    November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    We LOVE buttons! Buttons for art, buttons for jewelry, buttons for building parts, and buttons for treasure.
    Join us for a fun afternoon of button creations. You can also celebrate National Button Day by cleaning out your junk drawers and donating your buttons to add to our collection. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.
    Please Note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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November 17, 2019
  • Mini Magical Creature Habitats

    November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    What is your favorite magical creature? Where does it live and what does it eat? Pick from our selection of mini chimeras and materials to make a little magical world to take home.
    Recommended for ages 5+. $2 materials fee - tickets will be available day of program at the admissions desk.
    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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  • My Day to Play

    November 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    MY DAY TO PLAY AT MDM – A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
    Please join us for “My Day to Play,” a program designed to provide children on the autism spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect. The program was developed by lead volunteer Rosalyn Fisher, a retired occupational therapist experienced in working with children on the spectrum, and MDM’s Director of Education, Trudi Plummer.

    Activities

    Quiet Sensory Discovery Boxes with some new materials each session

    Gross Motor Sensory Play

    Quiet Space available

    Different sessions of animal one-on-one and special science exploration time

    See more details

November 19, 2019
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    November 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Water, magnets, batteries, rocks, towers, ramps and wheels: science is all around YOU! But even the most famous scientists had to start with fundamental experimentations. Come with your pre-K explorer and curious toddler for easy, safe, amazing science explorations with big Ahaa! moments and lots of fun. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

    See more details

November 20, 2019
  • Messy Art

    November 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

    See more details

November 21, 2019
  • Nature Time

    November 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    The natural world is full of wonders that can be observed, examined, compared, sorted, and explored.
    Nature Time lets your curious child get up close with some of MDM’s live animals when appropriate or extensive nature collections, and wild and wonderful things from our own backyards to help lay the foundation for life long learning and an appreciation of nature. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    See more details

November 22, 2019
  • Shape & Make

    November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Get little hands busy with play doughs, clays, cardboard, recyclables and more! Friday mornings are for shaping, making, and building! We’ll practice fine motor skills and exercise little hands while problem solving, creating and having fun! Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.
    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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  • AfterHours: Miss Trudi's Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

    November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Sip on hot cocoa and nibble on holiday treats as Miss Trudi teaches you to weave your very own fragrant evergreen wreath with soft pine, cedar and fir, and adorn your wreath with beautiful bows & decorations.
    Make a traditional wreath or try out a new, modern design!

    Choose from our HUGE selection of fancy, professional quality decorations, and ornaments to personalize your wreath for your family’s treasured holiday traditions.

    All ages - Each Wreath $20, $18 for MDM Members
    Call MDM to Register: (207) 262-7200

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November 23, 2019
  • Turkey Puppets

    November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Craft adorable gobbler puppets with fun materials. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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November 24, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Create beautiful centerpieces with silk florals, ribbons, and natural materials or pick a wooden cut out table topper to paint. $3 materials fee. Tickets will be available day of program at the admissions desk. Recommended for ages 3+.

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November 25, 2019
  • Craft Lab

    November 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Try out some new crafts and fun materials in our art studio. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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November 26, 2019
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    November 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Water, magnets, batteries, rocks, towers, ramps and wheels: science is all around YOU! But even the most famous scientists had to start with fundamental experimentations. Come with your pre-K explorer and curious toddler for easy, safe, amazing science explorations with big Ahaa! moments and lots of fun. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

    See more details

November 27, 2019
  • Messy Art

    November 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

    See more details

November 29, 2019
  • Snakes Alive!

    November 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Meet MDM’s resident slithering friends and learn a thing or two about the world’s amazing serpents.
    Recommended for ages 4+. Space is limited!

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  • Scribble Bot Engineering!

    November 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Put together your own little robot friend with surprising materials. Recommended for ages 5+. $3 materials fee. Ticket will be available day of program at the admissions desk.
    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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  • Colonize Mars!

    November 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Imagine life on a Mars colony! How would we get there? What would we need to live there? Use fun materials to build your own Mars space port, alien welcome center, Colony School, and anything else you can create. Use your imagination - the sky is the limit!

    Recommended for ages 5+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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November 30, 2019
  • Painted Holiday Decorations

    November 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Pick from our large collection of wooden ornaments and decorations and fun, sparkly paints. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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December 1, 2019
  • Evergreen Tassels & Orange Cinnamon Garland

    December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Bind, string and embellish fragrant decorations for your home. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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  • My Day to Play

    December 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    MY DAY TO PLAY AT MDM – A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
    Please join us for “My Day to Play,” a program designed to provide children on the autism spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect. The program was developed by lead volunteer Rosalyn Fisher, a retired occupational therapist experienced in working with children on the spectrum, and MDM’s Director of Education, Trudi Plummer.

    Activities

    Quiet Sensory Discovery Boxes with some new materials each session

    Gross Motor Sensory Play

    Quiet Space available

    Different sessions of animal one-on-one and special science exploration time

    See more details

December 3, 2019
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Water, magnets, batteries, rocks, towers, ramps and wheels: science is all around YOU! But even the most famous scientists had to start with fundamental experimentations. Come with your pre-K explorer and curious toddler for easy, safe, amazing science explorations with big Ahaa! moments and lots of fun. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

    See more details

December 4, 2019
  • Messy Art

    December 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

    See more details

December 5, 2019
  • Nature Time

    December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    The natural world is full of wonders that can be observed, examined, compared, sorted, and explored.
    Nature Time lets your curious child get up close with some of MDM’s live animals when appropriate or extensive nature collections, and wild and wonderful things from our own backyards to help lay the foundation for life long learning and an appreciation of nature. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    See more details

December 6, 2019
  • Shape & Make

    December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Get little hands busy with play doughs, clays, cardboard, recyclables and more! Friday mornings are for shaping, making, and building! We’ll practice fine motor skills and exercise little hands while problem solving, creating and having fun! Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.
    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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December 7, 2019
  • Gnomes and Elves

    December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Learn about Knomes, Tomten, Elves and Nisse, the secretive, tiny holiday helpers from different European cultures; then craft your own to take home! Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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December 8, 2019
  • Happy National Holiday Card Day

    December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Choose from our huge collection of fancy paper, fun punches, stickers, and embellishments for extraordinary holiday greetings for all your family and friends. Recommended for ages 4+ and free with admission.

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December 10, 2019
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    December 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Water, magnets, batteries, rocks, towers, ramps and wheels: science is all around YOU! But even the most famous scientists had to start with fundamental experimentations. Come with your pre-K explorer and curious toddler for easy, safe, amazing science explorations with big Ahaa! moments and lots of fun. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

    See more details

December 11, 2019
  • Messy Art

    December 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

    See more details

November 12, 2019
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

November 13, 2019
  • Messy Art

    10:30 am - 11:00 am

November 14, 2019
  • Nature Time

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

November 15, 2019
  • Closed for event prep

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm

  • Up, Up & Away 17th Annual Celebration & Art Auction

    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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