Special Events and Performances

April 2017

4/29
Saturday
Day of Rock!
04/29/2017
10:15am-4pm
Today we're celebrating all things Rock and Roll with our friends at Maine Academy of Modern Music. Start your day with a Rock and Roll dance party featuring the sweet tunes of one of MAMM's featured bands. Later, make your own music in a festive sing along, or learn how some real rocks roll with a special demonstration of mineral magic.
4/29
Saturday
Rock and Roll Dance Party
04/29/2017
10:15-11:15am
Ring in our Day of Rock and dance to the rockin' tunes of a featured band from the Maine Academy of Modern Music.

Free with admission
4/30
Sunday
Dinosaur Day!
04/30/2017
10:15am-5pm
Travel back to prehistoric times as we celebrate our Day-O-Saurus! Meet our living yellow bellied slider turtles and learn how they are descendants of prehistoric beasts. Later, act out Goldilocks and the three Dinosaurs, touch our dinosaur fossil replicas, and create a dinosaur footprint map. If you enjoy today's activities, you might want to register for our week long Dinosaur summer camp July 24-28!

May 2017

5/5
Friday
Our Town Farmers' Market "First Look"
05/05/2017
3-5pm
Join us for a "first look" of our new, revitalized market! The Farmers' Market will feature a fish market, produce stand, flower cart, and stone oven bakery. Activities will help children develop early math, spatial relation, and logic skills through imaginative play.
5/13
Saturday
Play Our Way: Sensory Saturday
05/13/2017
9-10am
Come experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine during a low-key, inclusive playtime for children with sensory integration challenges. Play in our exhibits during a quiet time and meet other families from the community. This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to experience the Museum & Theatre. Our staff will make special adjustments to our normal exhibit lighting and sound design; noise-reducing headphones will be available. A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment. Now FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX!
5/13
Saturday
Little Play: Stripes and Spots
05/13/2017
2-2:30pm
When a little leopard and a little tiger set out to eat only things with stripes or spots, a great adventure begins. In our Little Play, actors use handmade marionettes and images from the story to bring this playful tale to life for very young audiences. Each little play is approximately thirty minutes long and provides opportunities for the audience to play along.

Little Plays are designed to encourage literacy. Stripes and Spots is based on the book by Maine children's author and illustrator, Dalov Ipcar. Copyright 1953, 1961 by Dahlov Ipcar. Copyright renewed 2012 by Dahlov Ipcar. Produced by arrangement with McIntosh and Otis, Inc.

$4 plus admission. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

5/14
Sunday
Mother's Day
05/14/2017
10am-5pm
Happy Mother's Day! Today we are honoring the special mothers in our lives by offering FREE ADMISSION to all mothers and grandmothers! Come join in on the celebration as we make Mother's Day extra special!
5/14
Sunday
Mother's Day Brunch
05/14/2017
10-11am
Come share in a special Mother's Day snack of fruit and heart shaped pancakes with a special mother in your life.

Free with admission