Parking Tips

toddlers hold hands while playing at the children's museum and theatre of maine
Gassing up at the Car Repair Shop.
Photo by Claudia Dricot.
Discounted parking is available at the indoor municipal parking garage on Free Street, located one block past the Museum & Theatre. Be sure to bring your ticket in for us to stamp!

Metered parking is available in two hour increments on Free Street and on the streets around the Museum. Meters are $1.00 per hour and take nickels, dimes and quarters. (Several Free Street spaces use a Multi-Space Pay Station, which also accepts bills and credit and debit cards.) And if you come to visit us on Sunday, street parking is FREE!

On extremely busy days, you might find the nearest lots and garages full. Try the Gateway Garage on High Street, just a 4 minute walk from the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, or one of the many local lots on our parking map:

Weekends Only: visitors can sometimes park in the MaineHealth parking lot adjacent to the Museum & Theatre on Free Street for just $5 for the entire day. Arrive between 10am and 12pm for the best results.
Please note, this lot may not be available for public parking at all times on weekends. Try one of the options above if this lot is full or closed.

Click here to download a printable map.