With 30+ interactive exhibits across 3 floors, we invite you to explore the worlds of science, nature, geography, children’s literature, music, art, and anatomy.
We have some amazing animals at MDM and we can’t wait for you to meet them! From turtles to snakes, there’s a world of non-furry friends waiting to say “hi!”
Explore Maine’s ecosystems and wildlife! For a bird’s-eye view, climb to the top of a two-story treehouse, and discover live wetland creatures in Turtle Alley.
Read about the River in My Backyard exhibit construction here!
Explore scenes from your favorite Maine children’s stories, like Goodnight Moon! Ride a motorcycle, put on a play, plant a garden, and explore the library.
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.
SUN, EARTH, UNIVERSE
Blast off! In this hands-on exhibition, you’ll learn about how scientists study the Earth, Sun, solar system, and the universe.
Be an artist! Design, create, build, and more with exhibits geared to bring out the Monet in us all. Design a Light-Bright display or build a towering sculpture from PVC pipes.
Take care of Pedro, Digger, and Tab. E. Cat! Perform a “cat” scan, wellness exam, and mend an owie limb. Learn how to take care of our stuffy pet vet patients and your real pets at home.
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?
What happens at the doctor’s office? Be the patient or the doctor as you explore the many aspects of medicine while play-acting and pretending.