Maine Discovery Museum

★★★★☆
44.8001 -68.772
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207-262-7200

74 Main St

Bangor, ME

04401

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Great place, looked at your auction for the fundraiser bins(outta sight 2010.) online, wish I could see them more close up! Need to take the pictures on eye level so we can see the detail on each side.

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★★★★☆

Great place, looked at your auction for the fundraiser bins(outta sight 2010.) online, wish I could see them more close up! Need to take the pictures on eye level so we can see the detail on each side.

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Bangor, Maine has one of the most impressive children's museums, The Maine Discovery Museum, I have ever seen. It is all the more impressive being that one would be surprised to see a children's museum at all in Bangor, much less one that can hold its own against similar museums in very large areas. The museum is three floors, and three fairly good-sized floors, of fun and learning for children up to about twelve.
Inside are seven exhibit areas - Nature Trails, Passport to the World, Booktown, Sounds Abound, Artscape, Mission Discovery and Body Journey. Each offers something for younger and older kids. Our favorite is the 20-foot model river were the kids can put on smocks (to keep dry) and build dams and race boats.
There's no restaurant in the museum, but you can brown bag it in the snack room, which has vending machines. If you haven't been to downtown Bangor in a while, expect to be impressed with the quality and quantity of the eating places and shops.
We have been a reciprocal member of the Maine Discovery Museum for a few years. This also allows us to visit other participating children's museums and science centers nationwide. When we travel we visit all the participating museums and science centers that are on the list - the membership has more than paid for itself.

PROS: Kids LOVE it - they can touch and play with everything!
CONS: Pricey but well worth it - limited parking

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★★★★★

Bangor, Maine has one of the most impressive children's museums, The Maine Discovery Museum, I have ever seen. It is all the more impressive being that one would be surprised to see a children's museum at all in Bangor, much less one that can hold its own against similar museums in very large areas. The museum is three floors, and three fairly good-sized floors, of fun and learning for children up to about twelve.
Inside are seven exhibit areas - Nature Trails, Passport to the World, Booktown, Sounds Abound, Artscape, Mission Discovery and Body Journey. Each offers something for younger and older kids. Our favorite is the 20-foot model river were the kids can put on smocks (to keep dry) and build dams and race boats.
There's no restaurant in the museum, but you can brown bag it in the snack room, which has vending machines. If you haven't been to downtown Bangor in a while, expect to be impressed with the quality and quantity of the eating places and shops.
We have been a reciprocal member of the Maine Discovery Museum for a few years. This also allows us to visit other participating children's museums and science centers nationwide. When we travel we visit all the participating museums and science centers that are on the list - the membership has more than paid for itself.

PROS: Kids LOVE it - they can touch and play with everything!
CONS: Pricey but well worth it - limited parking

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This is a great museum and has alot more to offer than the childresn museum in Portland.It's very well organized and extremely clean.You should give yourself at least four hours to do and see all there is.Some of our sons favorites were;the garden where kids can plant and sow fake veggies,the camping site(complete with tent),and the pretend play area that had stores,ect.He also loved getting his "passport" stamped at each station.That is a great idea.You can be sure you havent missed anything!

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★★★★☆

This is a great museum and has alot more to offer than the childresn museum in Portland.It's very well organized and extremely clean.You should give yourself at least four hours to do and see all there is.Some of our sons favorites were;the garden where kids can plant and sow fake veggies,the camping site(complete with tent),and the pretend play area that had stores,ect.He also loved getting his "passport" stamped at each station.That is a great idea.You can be sure you havent missed anything!

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