Welcome to the
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine.
Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for children and families!
HOW DOES A TOY BECOME REAL?
Find out when The Velveteen Rabbit comes to life on our stage. Celebrate childhood with a classic story that has a lot of love, a little magic, and just a touch of holiday cheer. More info...
START A FAMILY TRADITION:
Our annual workshops are a family favorite. Everyone works together to create a candified castle beyond their wildest dreams. Sign up early - these fill up fast! More info...
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES PLAY POSSIBLE:
Your donations help us keep the Museum & Theatre am affordable, safe, exciting place to play. Give now...
THE THIRD FLOOR LIKE NEVER BEFORE:
Dance with your shadow, build your own light effects and peek at Portland any time you like. All ages can have a blast in this re-imagined exhibit. More info...
UNIQUE, UNFORGETTABLE... and AFFORDABLE:
Whether it's a neighborhood gathering or a company party, we're an ideal setting for an unforgettable event. There's still time to book your holiday event! More info...
Play in, on, over, under and through more than than 20 hands-on exhibits. Learn more...
LEARN THROUGH PLAY:
Discover scientific wonders, international culture, or your hidden artistic talents during daily programs, activities and events. Learn more...
Birthday parties at the Museum & Theatre are a piece of cake. Learn more...
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! Visit our Parking Tips page for more info.
Click here to download a printable parking map.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 828-1234 and listen to the menu - for holiday and inclement weather closings, press 8.
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