INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS

Our interactive exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of science, nature, geography, children’s literature, music, art, and anatomy. What will you discover?

AMAZING ANIMALS

We have some amazing friends 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!”

ARTSCAPE

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. 

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.”

BOOKTOWN

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.

DINO DIG

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?

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.

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 hydropower. For a bird’s-eye view, climb to the top of a two-story treehouse, and discover live wetland creatures in Turtle Alley.

 

TRADEWINDS

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.

GALLERY