Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine in the Media
Sea Bags is teaming up with our friend, best-selling children's book author Chris Van Dusen, for a design inspired by his well-known work, Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee (which is also the inspiration for our backyard exhibit!). Sea Bags is kindly donating a portion of the sales proceeds to the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Click to get more details at Mainebiz!
We hosted an exchange of children’s art from Japan with our friends at the Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society this past winter. Go check out their latest show in Fort Kent!
Our new Executive Director, Julie Butcher Pezzino, is joining us at an exciting time, as we fundraise and plan for our brand new space at Thompson’s Point! Read more at the Portland Press Herald!
We’re part of a city-wide English as a Second Language collaborative, and we’re helping the asylum seekers currently living at the Expo to attend English classes at King Middle School. Click to read the full article at Amjambo Africa!
The City of Portland is running a four-week ‘crash course’ in English for asylum seekers currently living in the emergency shelter, and our staff are there to help! The Museum & Theatre is coordinating childcare for the children of adult students. Click to see the video at WCSH6.
We’re working with Tenji, Inc., based in Newcastle, ME, to design and build the aquatic exhibits in our forthcoming new building! Click to read more at the The Lincoln County News.
This July, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine will welcom Julie Butcher Pezzino as our new executive director! Read on for more details at MaineBiz.
After a nation-wide search, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine welcomes Julie Butcher Pezzino as our new executive director! Read on for more details at the Portland Press Herald.
Members of Maine’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that the Children's Museum has been awarded a $500,000 Brownfields Grant to clean up our new space at Thompson's Point in Portland.
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine has received a $500,000 grant to clean-up our new land over at Thompson's Point! This is needed to enable us to build our new space, and brings us closer to our next steps!
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes included us in her listing of fun and educational museums!
Our next Main Stage Production is "A Peter Rabbit Tale"! Read on to find out all about it at the Bangor Daily News!
We recently held our very first Winter Gala fundraiser, where we honored our longtime friends Pamela Plumb and Michael Bourque. It was a great night, particularly for our scholarship fund, which helps families in need to visit the museum & theatre!
Our executive director, Suzanne Olson, joined host Jennifer Rooks and the executive directors of the Maine Discovery Museum and Children's Discovery Museum for a conversation about children's museums, and their role in Maine!
Our lower level Theatre can now transform into our newest exhibit: the Action! Headquarters! Read all about it at Bangor Daily News!
The US Citizenship & Immigration Service held a special kids' ceremony here at the Museum & Theatre, welcoming new American citizens! Read on to find more details!
The US Citizenship & Immigration Service held a special ceremony for new Americans here at the Museum & Theatre - a ceremony just for kids! Channel 6 was here.
The US Citizenship & Immigration Service held a special citizenship ceremony here at the Museum & Theatre - a ceremony just for kids!
Our longtime director, Suzanne Olson, will be retiring this summer. Portland Press Herald did a lovely overview of her accomplishments, as well as the changes that are upcoming for our organization.
Our longtime director, Suzanne Olson, will be retiring this summer. MaineBiz did a lovely interview with her and some of our board members, reflecting her accomplishments and the search for a new director.
Our sixth annual Joyful Children's Day celebration was Friday December 7th! Every year on this special day we celebrate children everywhere by providing joyful experiences to combat trauma, stress and fear - and to ensure all children can come and play with us, we offer free admission all day long!
With the assistance and support of local Bank of America staff, the Museum & Theatre has received a $250,000 grant towards building our new facility at Thompson's Point!
With help from all of our supporters in the community, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine has received a $2000 grant from Town & Country Federal Credit Union to build programing with the Portland Family Shelter's 2019 summer school. Thank you to everyone for their votes!!
We recently purchased the land for our future home on Thompson's Point. MaineBiz wrote a great article about our plans for the new space!
Thirty young New Mainers celebrated their new US citizenship in a ceremony held at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in January.
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine received planning permission from the city to build a new building at Thompson's Point.