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Maine Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great fun. Needs some tlc

Brought my Granddaughter on a rainy day. Tons to see and do but many electrical powered displays... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Kevin M
Bangor, Maine
A Must-see with children !

I love this museum! I've been taking my grand baby here since he was 4 months old! He just adored... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Bangor, Maine
via mobile
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“rainy day”(11 reviews)
“three floors”(5 reviews)
Three floors, eight major exhibits, daily educational programs, and Too Much Fun!
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6304
+1 207-262-7200
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Very clever and interactive exhibits. Our 10 year old enjoyed it but was probably a little childish for her. Definitely a good time for kids.

4  Thank NAPSchwartz
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We went for an afternoon with our 18 month old daughter. The museum was closing an hour early- their hours are already severely limited. The museum itself is nice but NOTHING works, there are out of order stickers over half of the attractions. The staff...More

5  Thank Cashe311
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is an ok attraction to keep children busy for an hour or so. Some of the interaction buttons to the exhibits were inoperable. Air conditioning worked minimally. Our 7 yr. Old granddaughter still had fun!

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Took my 7 year old here for the first time today. She had an absolute blast! My husband and I enjoyed it as well. The touch tank was fantastic! The young girl working was great with the kids. Plenty of exhibits spread out over 3...More

1  Thank AIricka20
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Three floors of great activities and things to explore for children. The gift shop has lots of great items and being downtown means you can make a "day" of it with lunch out!

2  Thank Mom_to_fiv3
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Brought my Granddaughter on a rainy day. Tons to see and do but many electrical powered displays not working with no apparent plan to repair. Alot of scratched walls that need repair and paint. Fortunately , my Granddaughter is not even 2 and doesn't understand...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, but it's much bigger than you might expect. Great price and very interesting exhibits.

Thank fortwilliams09
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I love this museum! I've been taking my grand baby here since he was 4 months old! He just adored splashing with the boats in the ever running 'river'! And as he grew we explored more and more! It was fun to watch him enjoy...More

Thank freddapick
Reviewed 7 June 2017

During our stay in Bar Harbor, we knew that our kids needed a change of pace from the national park. So we read the TripAdvisor reviews for this museum and drove up here for a day trip. They loved it, from being able to climb...More

Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a great children's museum. It's not huge and "science-y" like Indianapolis or St Louis, but I like that it is unique and totally geared toward Maine. There's a whole area dedicated to waterways and animals, another dedicated to children's storybooks (ride in Burt...More

Thank SportsMoose
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Good Museum, the kids loved it, and a fair amount to do. Nothing space age, but again something to keep your kids busy for a few hours. Mine were 6 and 7 and they had a good time. They loved the "water works" area and...More

Thank thomassJ1728YJ
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We used to go here when kids were younger. It's not amazing, but the kids always wanted to go back, sop that says something. Parking is a challenge.

Thank nblobstr
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22 August 2016|
Response from Craig J | Reviewed this property |
Its closed on Mondays