Join us to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu celebration of light. Although this holiday is celebrated differently across the many regions of India and places all over the globe, the universal theme is good triumphing over evil. Free with admission.
Come experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine and celebrate Halloween during a low-key, inclusive playtime for children with sensory integration differences. Stop by trick or treat stations throughout the Museum & Theatre and play in the exhibits with your family. This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to experience the Museum & Theatre and Trick or Treat in a warm and inviting space.
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! To register, call 207-828-1234, stop by the front desk, or click here.
Questions about sensory programming at the Museum & Theatre? Contact Lily at 207-828-1234 x227 or email@example.com
THEATRE MAIN STAGE
October 17-27, 2019
Based on the beloved novel by E.B. White, Stuart Little is a show about finding one’s place in the world. Designed for all ages. Tickets go on sale in September.
$10/ticket for all shows except opening night.
Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.
Executing its strategic plan to serve twice as many children and families and to expand programming to a more diverse community by moving to a new facility at Thompson’s Point, the Children’s Museum & Theatre closed on the sale of its 142 Free Street building to the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) on October 15, 2019. Thompson’s Point is the newly-developing public-transportation friendly destination and hub of creative activity on the Fore River. Proceeds from the sale of 142 Free Street are contributing to the Museum & Theatre’s construction of the new building and its exhibits; a capital campaign for the balance needed will be announced in the coming months.
Exhibits Associate Andy Rosen is curating a show called FolkLand at the Portland Public Library that opens on First Friday October 4, from 5-7pm. The FolkLand show is described as “crafting a new kind of folklore” where the featured artists “tell a story about the natural world now, threatened by change, still rife with mystery and wonder. Their works ask us to revisit and reclaim our relationship with the world around us.”
The Museum on the Go program at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine provides informal, experiential learning stations in settings with large numbers of children and parents or caretakers (often 100 or more people). Museum on the Go provides open-ended programming from a six-foot table, accommodates large groups, and allows for varied stay times. The Life of Istar, the Humpback Whale program is an exception as it requires considerably more space to accommodate the 40-foot inflatable whale.
The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine will bring its Istar the Humpback Whale traveling exhibit to Family Night at the Governor John Fairfield School, 75 Beach Street, Saco on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 5-7 PM. The museum & theatre will bring the popular 45-foot replica of a real humpback by the same name as part of its Museum-On-the-Go programming.
Educator Samantha Connelly attended the Youth Climate Change Walkout on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Portland, Maine to document how children were talking about their passion for and activism on behalf of the environment. These are some the quotes and images that she brought back with her.