Visit Us: General Information

toddlers hold hands while playing at the children's museum and theatre of maine
Toddler friends cruising the Museum floor.
Photo by Claudia Dricot.

Winter Hours

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Monday: open 9-11am for Members only
(Open Mondays during Maine public school vacation weeks and certain Monday holidays. Please see holiday hours below for information on our holiday schedules.)
Open the first Friday night of each month from 5-8pm, year round.
Admission on First Friday night is $2 per person (members and children under 18 months free).
Find the next First Friday


General Admission: $11.50 per person. Under 18 months free.

New! Click here to purchase your one-day admission passes online!
Two-day admission: $16 per person (under 18 months free)
ACM Reciprocal Network Admission: Half off regular admission for up to 6 people; one member named on the card must be present. Member card and identification should be presented.
Camera Obscura only: $4 per person (access to the Camera Obscura is included with general admission)
Group Rate: Please click here..

Payment Options: Cash, check, and credit card

Please note: children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Holiday Hours

OPEN from 10am-5pm to the public on the following holidays and Mondays:
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Maine school vacation week Mondays
CLOSED on the following holidays:
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24
  • December 25
  • January 1
  • Easter
  • July 4

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is wheelchair accessible.

Wondering about the weather?
Very rarely, the Museum & Theatre must close due to extreme weather. If it's a stormy day and you are wondering if we are open, call ahead! Dial (207) 828-1234 and press 8 for holiday and inclement weather closings.
Subscribe to our "ALERTS" email list and get news about cancellations and closures delivered straight to your inbox.

Attention ACM Reciprocal Members

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is a member of the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network, a program offering reciprocal admission benefits to the reciprocal members of other participating children's museums.

Effective April 1, 2013, the Reciprocal Program admission benefit changed from free admission to 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people. Plus, no more local restrictions!

This policy change will apply at all children's museums that participate in the ACM Reciprocal Network. For more information about this policy change, visit the Association of Children's Museums website.
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