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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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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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Fun with kids

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Moncton, Canada
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Moncton, Canada
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Bangor, Maine
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a hands on fun place for kids and adults both. One can spend a whole day here. There is a lunch room where one can eat and relax between enjoying all the exhibits.

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Saint John, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My family and I didn't get to this Museum this trip to Bangor but have visited twice before. This is an excellent place to take children as it has alot to offer.

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Thank Paula O
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A small local children's museum full of fun, intelligent, and interactive learning experiences for children of all ages.

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visited with my 7 year old daughter, and she really enjoyed the day exploring the museum. Lots of great interactive exhibits, and she liked the recording studio experience and getting to make a necklace in the craft room. Very fun and educational place to visit with young children. I had a hard time getting her to leave. On the down... More 

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Thank Ralph E
Bangor, Maine
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A multilevel museum for kids of all ages. Many interactive activities to do on their own along with scheduled labs. Gives the kids the opportunity to touch on the different sciences.

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Thank Linda W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Recently my son was able to go on a field trip and I was lucky enough to chaperone. I had brought my children here when they were younger, but it had been more than a few years since last I was inside the discovery museum. There is so much to do it is an entire day worth of activity to... More 

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BRIDGEWATER
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a delightful little museum just perfect for young families. Children can have fun learning and experiencing science. You won't feel rushed or be overwhelmed by crowds.

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Thank skey1952
Saco, Maine
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Too much to say in a short review, but for the price, there isn't a better museum in the entire state. I'm a transplant to Maine and don't know much about the state, so this was a great learning experience for me as well as my family.

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Bangor ME
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The kids always have fun here but it sure has seen better days. I wish the community could step up and help give this place the extra love it needs. I also wish there was better parking options.

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