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Bring the Museum & Theatre’s natural artifact collection to your classroom with an Explore-Some-More Science Kit! Our classroom-ready kits contain a variety of natural artifacts, scientific instruments and books that cover STEM topics in imaginative ways with museum-quality artifacts and learning materials. Through hands-on scientific investigations, dramatic play, crafts, and interactive group activities, your students will have fun learning about the natural world while also strengthening science and technology skills within the Maine Learning Results.


Kits may be rented for up to three weeks and must be reserved at least one week in advance. Kits can be picked up at the Museum & Theatre or shipped for an additional charge.

To reserve a kit, please click here to fill out our online kit rental form. A staff member will contact you to confirm your reservation, schedule kit pick up, and process payment. Please call (207) 828-1234 ext. 232 or email with any additional questions.


Kit rentals are $125-$150.


    Dinosaur Fossil Detectives

  • Dinosaur Fossil Detectives

    Unearth our collection of fossil replicas to discover how dinosaurs lived more than 65 million years ago. Learn how fossils form and what they can tell us about these ancient creatures. Then meet four different scientists and explore how they each contribute to our understanding of dinosaurs. Interactive learning extensions included in the kit!

    Kit Highlights: More than a dozen different fossil casts including a life sized T-Rex jawbone replica, accurate and up to date figurines, picture books, dinosaur encyclopedia, and paleoart books

    Maine Learning Results Link: The Living Environment → Evolution

    Rates: $150

  • Maine Animal Adaptations

  • Maine Animal Adaptations

    Claw your way through this kit of furs, skulls, teeth, antlers and turtle shells to learn how animals have adapted to live in Maine's rugged environment. Students will hone their naturalist skills as they learn to recognize common animal tracks and other signs animals leave behind. Also, create your own crazy creature and discover how humans have adapted to our own environments! Interactive learning extensions included with the kit.

    Kit Highlights: Real moose antler and teeth, 26 life-sized animal track stamps, 13 real mammal pelts, 17 samples of scat replicas, great horned owl skull replica.

    Maine Learning Results Links: The Living Environment → Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Evolution

    Rates: $125

  • New! Rocks & Minerals of Maine

    Discover your inner geologist through our beautiful collection of rocks and minerals. Explore the earth's history and the rock cycle as you dive into some of Maine's hidden gems and beyond, including volcanic watermelon tourmaline, pottery artifacts from prehistoric times, echinoderm and ocean fossils, travertine cave stones, stalactites and more! In addition to rock and mineral artifacts, the kit includes a rock mystery detective activity, games, and learning extensions for amateur rock collectors of all ages.

    Kit Highlights:More than 30 geologic specimens and hands on examples of rocks and minerals used in everyday objects.

    Maine Learning Results Links: Science and Technology → The Physical Setting → Earth

    Rates: $125

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