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SamanthaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
12 ratings11 reviews
March 6, 2020
My toddlers and I had a great time. There were lots of activities to keep them busy - some things were a bit dated though.However it is a bunch of things all crammed into one large room that is much too small for the amount of kids running around. I heard in May 2020 they are relocating to a larger building.
I do recommend a visit though! Very inexpensive with the Groupon. We spent 2hrs playing.
Great for sm. kids, the touch aquarium wasn’t open for kids to touch, the train worked but needs maintenance. Books were all over the place. They would get sold (even if just for a donation) if it organized. Craft area needs more craft things to do (stencils, stamps, stickers, paint, paper, etc.) Kids go there. Keep it clean so germs/illnesses aren’t passed around. I’d like a chance to come organi
The Children’s Discovery museum doesn’t look like much from the outside, however inside there are an abundance of free play options. The smallish intimate environment fosters creativity and interaction between the kids. Unlike many children’s museums where parents escort their kids from exhibit to exhibit this place is like walking into one giant play room. Parents can relax and let the kids take charge of their own experience.
The facility is packed with creative play things from old telephones to giant eggs. One charming aspect of the place is the clever reuse of every day items. In place of items purchased from catalogues there are retired cash registers, a front loader, a giant box of LEGO, and a clever reuse of parts from a school bus.
I wasn’t sold walking through the door but after two hours of my child being fully engaged without my oversight or guidance in the best uncontrived playroom ever we will visit again, and will bring snacks next time.
My 2 and 4 year old loved it. It was a good size for them, and we were the only people there. It was a bit unorganized- toys from other exhibits scattered about and some broken things that would not be safe for younger kids - so minus a star for that.
Nice place for small children to be introduced a variety of hands on opportunities. My grandson (aged 3), was a little disappointed that things weren't fully operational, (parts that he wanted to move didn't), but I understand why. He said he had fun and was eager to tell his mom about his experience. He spent the most time at the geographical sandbox table.
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Free admission for infants under 12 months
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About Children's Discovery Museum
Shaking hands with a starfish and choreographing a puppet show in a single day no longer requires a college degree or being a Nickelodeon executive's son. At Children’s Discovery Museum, hands-on, informative exhibits engage kids' bodies and minds, meting out a palpable understanding of the world under the guise of role playing and interactive fun.
Children can introduce themselves to their coastal counterparts in the Touch Tank for Kids, where crabs scuttle and sea cucumbers swim away from predatory pickle jars. A bona fide Maine campground, equipped with sounds of Maine wildlife, a kayak, and a free play building nature table, makes a great stomping ground for active legs and imparts the importance of conservation. A functional theater provides a venue for young directors to stage puppet shows and musicals, and bank counters and restaurant kitchens spark imaginative scenarios as kids learn the basics of counting change, preparing healthy meals, and coercing ketchup out of glass jars.