A Message from the Board President

To the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine Board, Members and Friends,

Over the past year we have experienced fantastic progress. We have purchased an acre of land on Thompson’s Point and have begun our transition to relocate. Granted, we have a long way to go - from fundraising to construction, from exhibit installation to theatre seats before we cut the ribbon on our new home, but the ball is rolling.

The land at Thompson’s Point was previously used as an industrial site, and we are in the process of repurposing the land for our new home. The marine clay that sits below the lot has been compressed with over 100 dump trucks worth of crushed stone and sand. This pre-loading of the building site is our start. It’s a big, expensive pile of dirt, but it’s our big, expensive pile of dirt! And in the not-so-distant future, with the soils below us packed and compressed, we will start to build our foundation. This is the foundation of our new home, the foundation for the future of our kids in Maine and beyond.

Our 30,000 sq. ft. purpose-built Museum & Theatre will not only increase the number of visiting families but will also expand the age range of the children we serve. We will have beautiful architectural designs along with state of the art, professionally designed exhibits. An entire floor will be dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and will include a 1770 sq. ft. live aquatic exhibit showcasing different ecosystems found in Maine. In addition, we will offer a dedicated 100-seat theatre designed specifically for young actors and family audiences. We will also have increased space for our most beloved exhibits such as Our Town, the Fire Truck and the Toddler Park.

This new location is going to bring a generational change to our organization, but we will remain true to our vision of inspiring discovery and imagination through exploration and play.

Christopher T. Dougherty
Board President Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

Our Donors

Foundation Support

  • Alfond Scholarship Foundation

  • Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

  • Coulombe Family Foundation

  • The Easter Foundation

  • Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund

  • Fisher Charitable Foundation

  • Francis Hollis Brain Foundation

  • Freeman Foundation

  • Ginn Family Foundation

  • Roy A. Hunt Foundation

  • Libra Foundation

  • The Lunder Foundation

  • The Miller Foundation

  • Mimi Foundation

  • Morse Hill Trust

  • Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

  • The Reny Charitable Foundation

  • Phineas W. Sprague Memorial Foundation

  • The Strauss Foundation

  • Ann H. Symington Foundation

  • The D. Suzi Osher Foundation

  • TD Bank Charitable Foundation

  • Whole Kids Foundation


Individual Giving

Annual Fund, Endowment, Admission Scholarship



  • Madeleine Corson


  • Sam and Nathalie Orans


  • Michael Bourque

  • Barbee and Andrew Gilman

  • Carmensol and Matthew Kesselhaut

  • Melissa and Edward McKersie

  • Cathy and Lance Prichard

  • Heather Robinson

  • Kristin and Warren Valdmanis


  • Rachael and Justin Alfond

  • James and Julia Brady

  • John and Kristen DeQuattro

  • Christopher and Kolleen Dougherty

  • Joseph and Dawn Gerding

  • Tabitha and Chris Lamontagne

  • James and Rebecca Marcisso

  • John and Christine Massengill

  • Clifford and Suzanne Olson

  • Julie and Michael Ouellette

  • Pamela and Peter Plumb

  • Katherine and Matthew Ralston

  • Allison McLaughlin and Rick Servidio

  • Eric and Wendy Suehrstedt

  • Leslie Webber

  • Jonathan and Susan Young


  • Katherine and Michael Coster

  • Betsey and Patrick Ducas

  • Virginia Gentile and Matthew Harnett

  • Cyrus Hagge

  • Joseph and Aleece Herlihy

  • Kathryn and Ian Malin

  • Sam and Karen Marcisso

  • Marci and Joshua Murphy

  • Meghan and Josh Nathanson

  • Ula and Philip Polsky

  • Lise and David Pratt

  • William and Peggy Ryan

  • Gail Ringel and Jonathan Wylie

$249 and under

  • Rachelle and Josh Ain

  • Tom and Diana Allen

  • Sarah and Brian Allenby

  • Janine Andrew

  • Stacie and Stanley Armstrong

  • Brent Askari

  • Gary Bangor and Christine Carter

  • Meredith and John Beauregard

  • Renee Bourgeois and Brian Eng

  • Jim Boyle

  • Jennifer Bragg and James Wolak

  • Elena Brandt

  • Kathryn and Dan Brouillette

  • William and Karen Burke

  • Julie Butcher Pezzino and Andrew Butcher

  • Patti and Patrick Butler

  • Hope Cahan

  • Wallace Camp

  • Delvyn and Carole Case

  • William Clarke

  • Lori and Craig Coffin

  • Melissa and Sam Coffin

  • Jan Collins and Irving Faunce

  • Daniel and Destiny Cook

  • Ellen Corson

  • Mark and Joanne Crepeau

  • Morgan and Christina Cuthbert

  • Rodger and Becky Cuthbert

  • Alejandra Dafoe

  • Howard and Susan Dana

  • Stephen and Kristen deCastro

  • Albert and Elizabeth Dibbins

  • Bettyna Donelson

  • Henry and Lucy Donovan

  • Deanne Dutton

  • Thomas Dykes and Cynthia Rasmussen Dykes

  • Michelle Empey and Nick Levine

  • Mary Farley

  • Jason and Sarah Forney

  • Chip and Laura Foye

  • Sabina and Dan Freedman

  • James and Katie Freilinger

  • Alicia and Tyler Gaudet

  • Tim Gebhardt and Nirvana Basha

  • Meg Gipson and Ben Ramsdell

  • Bernard and Phyllis Givertz

  • Luke and Tammy Goodine

  • Rebecca Herzig and David Barlow

  • Julia and Peter Herzog

  • Alexandra and Chad Higgins

  • Lisa Houck and Alan Ringel

  • Charles and Margaret Hurdman

  • Will Ikard

  • Henry Isaacs

  • Jennifer Jacobs and Garrett Grunewald

  • Thomas and Hilary Jacobs

  • Kate Johnson

  • Alisan and Kevin Kavookjian

  • John Keffer and Mary Jo Walters-Keffer

  • Lisa Keiski and Gregory Dearborn

  • Lacie and Bo Kennedy

  • Anthony King and Helen Ryan

  • Arthur and June Kline

  • Sara Knowles

  • Dani and Eric Kolben

  • F. Stephen and Polly Larned

  • Kristen and Jason Lavoie

  • Danielle and Chris Lavoie

  • Jeremy and Kara Law

  • Joon-Suk Lee

  • Chris and Patricia LeFevre

  • Mary Allen Lindemann

  • Laurence Littell

  • Paul Lones

  • John and Mary Sue Love

  • John and Deborah Marble

  • Lindsay and Tom Marlow

  • Robin and Ted McCarthy

  • Kathleen and Frank McLaughlin

  • Joseph and Gloria Melnick

  • Becky and Darren Metivier

  • Mike and Joy Michaud

  • Eric Mukai and Laurie Small

  • Mary Murphy and Joe Conroy

  • Cristen Murray and Matthew Soch

  • Kelley and Jim Newkirk

  • Charles and Sue Oestreicher

  • Harold and Peggy Osher

  • Esther Pappas

  • Annalee and Andrew Pease

  • Seth Perry

  • Roger and Margaret Pezzuti

  • Sarah Plimpton and Parke Burmeister

  • Stephanie and Jon Poland

  • Michael and Elizabeth Quinlan

  • Miriam Remar-Millman

  • Elizabeth Rosen

  • Elizabeth Ruff

  • Emily Ruger

  • Jennifer and Aaron Sanders

  • Joanne Sataloff and Steve Brinn

  • Kate Schier-Potocki

  • Scott Schnapp and Heidi Almy

  • Douglas and Shannon Schneider

  • Renee Schwalberg and John Anton

  • Curtis and Cornelia Scribner

  • Jennifer and Adam Shapiro

  • Linda Shary and Jeffery Logan

  • Robert and Martha Sheehan

  • Reba Short

  • Jennifer and Bryan Shumway

  • Aaron Solar and Sarah Dabney

  • Ingrid Solomon

  • Katie Soule

  • Rose Splint

  • Dimitri Stancioff

  • Ivan and Lynn Stancioff

  • Gary and Susan Starbuck

  • Lawrence and Claudia Stoddard

  • William Stokes and Diane Doyen

  • Elaine and Joe Strauss

  • Christopher and Lucy Sullivan

  • Olivier te Boekhorst and Jennifer Reck

  • Patricia Tevanian

  • Heather Thompson and Mario Proia

  • Nathaniel and Peggy Thompson

  • Braeme and Jamie Thurell

  • Paulette Tidd

  • Shikha and Samip Vasaiwala

  • Tammy and Doug Welsh

  • Tiffanie and John Winters


Business Support

  • 44 North Financial Partners

  • Allagash Brewing Company

  • Amadeus Hospitality Americas, Inc.

  • Arizona State University

  • Baker Newman & Noyes

  • Bam Bam Bakery

  • Bangor Savings Bank

  • Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital/Maine Medical Center

  • Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate

  • BerryDunn

  • Bob's Discount Furniture

  • Bruner Cott & Associates Inc.

  • Bruner/Cott

  • Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists of Maine Medical Center

  • - EiPrinting

  • Citizens Bank

  • Coffee By Design

  • Cook Educational Resources, Inc.

  • Ducas Construction

  • F.O. Bailey Real Estate

  • F.W. Webb

  • Fidelity Investments

  • Finance Authority of Maine

  • First Universalist Church

  • Gebhardt Property Management

  • Gnome Landscape, Design & Masonry

  • Gorham Savings Bank

  • Hancock Lumber Company

  • Hands On! Studio

  • Hannaford Charitable Foundation

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

  • Hood, LLC

  • Hunter Panels, LLC

  • Industrial Roofing Co.

  • Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc.

  • L.L. Bean, Inc.

  • LandVest

  • Maine Arts Commission

  • Maine Association for the Education of Young Children

  • MaineHealth


  • Nappi Distributors, Inc.

  • New England Cancer Specialists

  • Northeast Delta Dental

  • Oakhurst Dairy

  • Pine State Services

  • Pro Search, Inc.

  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

  • Sea Change Systems, Inc.

  • Seabee Electric

  • Sheldon Slate Products Co., Inc.

  • Silver Street Development Corporation

  • Silver Street Development Corporation

  • Southern Maine Pediatric Dentistry

  • Southern Maine Remodeling

  • Spectrum Healthcare Partners

  • Taproot Magazine

  • TD Bank Securities

  • Texas Instruments

  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund

  • Town & Country Federal Credit Union

  • WEX, Inc.

  • Wright-Ryan Construction

  • Zachau Construction, Inc.

Matching Gift Programs

  • Google, Inc.

  • Unum Matching Gifts Program

In Kind Support ($500+)

  • Arts Consulting Group

  • Burr Signs

  • Get Air Trampoline Park

  • Goodall Landscaping

  • Ruth Hartman

  • L.L. Bean, Inc.

  • Life's Healthy Pleasures

  • Malone Commercial Brokers

  • Otto Pizza

  • Pierce Atwood

  • Pine State Services

  • Two Fat Cats Bakery


Thank you to all who gave or pledged after the publication of these lists or whose names were inadvertently omitted. Please contact our Development Office at (207) 828-1234 with any questions or concerns.


Fiscal Year 2018



Pledges Receivable$1,665,973
Net Fixed Assets$2,683,418
Other Assets$21,935
Total Assets$5,206,739

Liabilities & Fund Balances

Current Liabilitites$150,903
Long-term Liabilities$1,251,068
 Total Liabilities$1,401,971
Unrestricted Funds$1,658,030
Restricted Funds$2,146,738
 Total Fund Balances$3,804,768
Total Liabilities & Fund Balances $5,206,739



Operating Support$966,29535%
Capital Campaign$1,357,40550%
Total Revenue$2,735,908 



Program Services$930,71254%
Supporting Services$217,08813%
General & Administration$562,52133%
Total Expenses$1,710,321