When’s the last time you slid down a fireman’s pole, followed animal tracks, or milked a cow? Can you imagine what it would be like to be part of a NASCAR pit crew, or on a pirate ship? All of this and more can be experienced at the Children’s Museum And Theater of Maine on Free Street. Your kids will be entertained for hours by the hands-on exhibits that promote exploration and creative play.
One highlight is the room-sized camera obscura, which delights children and adults alike with its projected images of the harbor and streets outside. Or, for the theatrically inclined, try sitting in on one of the many plays and musicals written by and for children.
Many of the exhibits can get messy, so be sure to bring a change of clothes for the little ones (and maybe even yourself). For more information visit www.kitetails.org.
Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine
142 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
See here for current information on hours of operation.
Museum is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, January 1, Easter, July 4.
$9.00 per person (under age 18 months free)
Parking is available at the parking garage on Free Street, located one block past the Museum and at the Holiday Inn on Spring Street. On street parking is limited.
See here for driving or public transportation information.