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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone Number: +1 207-622-2209
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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A good rainy day attraction offering crafts and exhibits.

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More of a indoor playground than museum

My kids 9,5,3, and 2 like it. We can waste a few hours here, I do not think its really a museum though, its more of a indoor playground for children.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

My kids 9,5,3, and 2 like it. We can waste a few hours here, I do not think its really a museum though, its more of a indoor playground for children.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

2 adults and 2 children out for morning fun in a wonderful safe, and very clean open play area. I was amazed to find this great place to bring the kids age 5 and 3 to place and interact with other kids, as well as us. The staff were always watching to be sure everyone was safe and secure. We... More 

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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

My girls 5&7 love visiting the changing "exhibits", which are more like learning play areas. The museum is always clean and has enough variety that they always have a great time. We just wish they were open past 4 since they don't get out of school until 3, so by the time we get there it's "hurry up n play".... More 

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2 Thank Kimberly C
Damariscotta, Maine
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The children's museum is more like an indoor play area for young children, I think 8-9yo is the max age where this place is appropriate. There are a lot of interesting activities and fun things for kids to do. I definitely recommend!

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Augusta, Maine
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

i took my grandson here we had a blast. It was a budget operations. But he had so much fun riding the tractors an things like that. They painted his face - he loved it.

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1 Thank chino631
Vassalboro, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This activity is for up to about age 10 or so. Not really anything i would take teenagers to. The little ones love it. Keeps them busy.

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1 Thank Cathy W
Hampden, Maine
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

At first, deceptively simple. The kids had to be DRAGGED away after 2 hours. A veterinary office suspiciously close to a diner. A pneumatic tube from a bank to a race car. A real steam shovel! They have a quiet zone, and the areas are cordoned off by waist high partitions. I was blown away by all the creativity this... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Our granddaughter had her 4th birthday party here and it was absolutely perfect!! At that age, nothing organized works but there was so much here to keep them having fun, I wished I was little too! Even our grandson, who was 8, had fun!

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Would be a lot better if the older woman at the desk actually greeted us when we came in. Instead, she grumbles under her breath, "Why aren't these kids in school today?!" when our home school group comes in. Too pricey for one room, and why do adults have to pay?! That's a first. Seems aimed at young toddlers. Definitely... More 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

One big room but our kids (2 and 6) loved it on a rainy day. Adults have to pay admission which is a first for us having visited many kids museums.

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