The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine will be building a new home at Thompson’s Point!
The re-imagined Museum & Theatre will serve as both a community hub and an educational resource to support children and caregivers. Using an educational framework based upon play, family, and inclusivity, the Museum & Theatre will continue to focus on four key content areas: early Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM); community engagement; performing and visual arts; and early childhood education.
An Essential Community Resource:
In communities across the nation, children’s museums are treasured, vital resources for early childhood education and improved quality of life. They offer fun, enriching, activities in a safe environment that serves families from all walks of life.
Play Is Powerful:
Widespread research has consistently documented the essential role of creative play and stimulating educational experiences in early childhood development. Experts in the field affirm that it is an absolutely critical part of their physical, social and emotional development.
Building for the Future:
The new Thompson’s Point location provides improved visibility and access to public transportation, convenient dedicated parking, considerable outdoor space, and future expansion possibilities. With a state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot facility, innovative and interactive exhibits, a 100-seat children’s theatre, outdoor play areas, community green space, expanded parking and enhanced access for visitors of all abilities, we will be able to bolster our community building efforts through more programs serving families of all economic means, children with special needs, and Maine’s immigrant and refugee communities.
The Children’s Museum & Theatre will remain open in its current Free Street location throughout the construction phase of the new building and until the move, which is projected for late 2020 or early 2021. Its exhibits, performances, classes, workshops, and community events will continue to welcome visitors at 142 Free Street until that time.
To learn more about how you can support this exciting project, contact Rose Splint, Capital Campaign Manager, via email or call (207) 828-1234 x221.