Driving Directions


Our location:

142 Free Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Driving from I-295 N or I-295 S:
  • Take exit 6-A (Forest Ave. South).
  • Bear right at the lights onto Rt. 77 South and proceed through the park.
  • Continue up the hill (Rt. 77/State Street).
  • At the top of the hill take a left onto Congress Street.
  • Proceed 2/10 mile, cross High Street and immediately bear right onto Free Street.
  • The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is on the right, immediately after the Portland Museum of Art.

Discounted parking available at the indoor municipal parking garage on Free Street, one block past the Museum.
Click here for more parking information.

Public Transit Directions


Most METRO and South Portland bus routes travel within a block of the Museum & Theatre.

  • Routes #1, #3 and #8 stop at Congress Square (just across Congress Street from the Museum & Theatre)
  • Routes #2, #4 and #5 stop at Congress Street and Forest Avenue (about one block away)
  • Routes #6 and #7 stop at Monument Square (about four blocks away)
  • Route #5 travels to/from the Portland Transportation Center (hub for the Amtrak Downeaster and Concord Coach bus lines)
Regular bus fare is $1.50; up to two children under five ride free with a paid fare. For schedules, pricing and route maps, visit the METRO website.