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.


The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Sunday.

Open the first Friday night of each month from 5-8pm, year round, during which time we have discounted admission. Find the next First Friday


General Admission: $11.50 per person. Under 18 months free.
Click here to purchase your one-day admission passes online!
Camera Obscura only: $4 per person (access to the Camera Obscura is included with general admission)

Payment Options: Cash, check, and credit card

Please note: children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Discounted Admissions

The Museum & Theatre offers a number of discounts on admission. See below for details.
  • First Fridays: on the first Friday of every month, the Museum & Theatre is open late from 5-8pm. During that time admission is $2 per person. (Members and babies under 18 months are always free.)
  • Group rate (requires advance booking). For details on group visits, please click here.
  • Two-day Pass: $16 per person. Contact the front desk for purchase.
  • 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.
  • AAA Discount: Good for 10% off admission with a current AAA card
  • Military Discount: Good for 10% off admission with a valid military, military family, or veteran id.
  • Senior Discount: Good for 10% off admission for the senior(s) in question
  • Museums for All Discount: Good for $3 per person admission with a valid EBT card. To find other participating museums, visit Museums for All.
  • Library Discount: Check with your library to see if they're a member and get details on how to use this discount!
  • Non-profit Discount: Check with your non-profit organization to see if they're a member and get details on how to use this discount!


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

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. Closures are also announced on our events calendar.

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