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Maine Discovery Museum

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Address: 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6304
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+1 207-262-7200
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Three floors, eight major exhibits, daily educational programs, and Too...

Three floors, eight major exhibits, daily educational programs, and Too Much Fun!

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Very Imaginative and Fun

I was very impressed with this museum. It provided at least a couple of hours of fun for our five year old. I especially loved going inside books with the life size recreations... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
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Howland, Maine
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687 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

worth a morning or afternoon plenty for all to do stop in an have a fun day. plenty to keep the small ones going or a few hours.try it you'll like it

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Thank thedipman
New Brunswick, Canada
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155 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I was very impressed with this museum. It provided at least a couple of hours of fun for our five year old. I especially loved going inside books with the life size recreations. The price seemed fair. It was much nicer and bigger than other children's museums I have visited.

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Hampden, Maine
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Plenty to do, lots to see. There are areas that are quieter for kids on the Autism Spectrum to go and chill on each floor. The baseball room on the first floor, the library or concession areas on the second, and a dino dig area on the third floor. No guarantee of privacy, but these areas seem to be the... More 

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Thank Liz M
Southington, Connecticut
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128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Had a great visit with the kids and it does not take that long with those that have short attention spans!!

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Thank Dirk6460
Bangor, Maine
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I bring my little granddaughter here on days when I have to entertain her while I wait for her daddy. It is perfect for that. It has many interesting exhibits. But because the children run wild, they often break exhibits.

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Thank Sandra B
Fairfield, Maine
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We decided to try out the discovery museum for the 1st time on Fathers Day with our 3 small children. It was an absolute blast for all 5 of us. My son loved the entire 3rd floor with the Dinosaurs and Recording Booth. Our daughter who is two, was in love with the Goodnight Moon room and Charlottes Web room.... More 

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Thank Chris B
Sherbrooke, Canada
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48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

My kids are 3 and 7 and they both really enjoyed this museum. The cost is low, 7.50$ per person over 12 months so 30$ for our family. We stayed about 2 1/2 hours but we could have stayed for longer. There are many areas to play, many different interactive stations that the kids enjoyed. There are seats here and... More 

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Thank MelRoseC
Bangor, Maine
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

kids always have fun, clean and bright, parents can find areas to sit around and rest a bit...their Dino section is quite good...the Goodnight Moon room is a must visit and has brought happiness to my children...i always take a few minutes to beat the drums, subconsciously it aligns to some long forgotten beat from my childhood - the rhythm... More 

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Thank P A
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

... and this one is the best ever. Better than Portland. Way better than Boston. Lots of interactive activities that reflect our area and beyond. My son loves the tree house but I think the lobster/shipping boat is even better. Staff is friendly and engaging. Their camps are my kiddos favorite thing to do every summer. And the animal programs... More 

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Thank jrenshaw
United States
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

A rainy day joy nestled right in Downtown Bangor. I've brought my own daughter here many times, and I can't say enough positive things about the staff and their excellent management.

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