Fodor's Expert Review Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Portland Museum/Gallery

Kids can pretend they are lobstermen, veterinarians, shopkeepers, or actors in a play at Portland's small but fun Children's Museum. Most exhibits, many of which have a Maine theme, are hands-on and best for kids 10 and younger. Have a Ball! teaches about the science of motion, letting kids build ramps that make balls speed up, slow down, and leap across tracks. Don't miss the life-size inflatable humpback whale rising to the ceiling at the whale exhibit. The outdoor pirate-ship play area is a great place for a picnic lunch. Camera Obscura, an exhibit about optics, provides fascinating panoramic views of the city; it's aimed at adults and older children, and admission is therefore separate.

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Quick Facts

142 Free St.
Portland, Maine  04101, USA

207-828–1234

www.kitetails.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum $10, Camera Obscura $4 ($2 on 1st Fri. of the month)

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