Visit Us: General Information
Seven Days a Week: 10am-5pm
(Open Mondays during Maine public school vacation weeks and certain Monday holidays. See holiday hours below.)
PLEASE JOIN US FOR $2 FIRST FRIDAYS!Find the next First Friday.
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).
General Admission: $9 per person (under 18 months free)
New! Two-day admission: $15 per person (under 18 months free)
ACM Reciprocal Network Admission: $4.50 per person (up to 6 people; one member named on the card must be present)
Camera Obscura only: $4 per person (access to the Camera Obscura is included with general admission)
Group Rate: please see below Group Rate section.
Payment Options: Cash, check and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
Please note: children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
OPEN from 10am-5pm to the public on the following Mondays for school vacation weeks and holidays:
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- December 23 (school vacation week)
- December 30 (school vacation week)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
- Patriots Day
- April 21 (school vacation week)
- Memorial Day
CLOSED on the following holidays:
- Thanksgiving Day
- December 24
- December 25
- January 1
- July 4
A group rate is available to groups of 10 or more ONLY when a reservation is made 24 hours in advance. The group rate, with a reservation, starts at $6.00 per person. Group visits are two hours in length.
To book a group visit, call 828-1234 x232.
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is wheelchair accessible.
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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 828-1234 and press 8 for holiday and inclement weather closings.
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