Viewing the world through the eyes of a child can breed fresh perspectives and a sense of wonder, but viewing it through the nose of a child may reveal day-old peas and dangerous mysteries. Make sense of your surroundings by channeling childhood with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get two tickets to the Maine Discovery Museum, located in Bangor (a $15 value). Children 12 months and under have free admission.
Sporting three floors of exhibits on science, art, music, and more, the Maine Discovery Museum welcomes knowledge-hungry visitors with hands-on learning and family-friendly fun. Kids of all ages can ascend a two-story tree house and visit with live snakes and turtles at Nature Trails, then venture inside a giant human body in the Body Journey, where they can pump the heart, floss the teeth, and tickle the inner child with a mammoth moustache. The sound studio at Sounds Abound transforms kids into burgeoning Beatles and Beethovens as they create music videos and beatbox to different versions of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
Children's literature comes alive in Booktown, where readers can sail the Tidley-Idley or ride Wilbur, the pig from Charlotte’s Web. As rival siblings out-craft each other at an art-studio workshop, Newtons-in-training can delve into the wonders of gravity and acceleration at a variety of science exhibits. Families can travel the world and peek into Maine’s cultural heritage at TradeWinds, which focuses on the Pine Tree State's connections to countries such as Brazil, Italy, the Walrus Galactic Empire, and Japan.
74 Main St.
Bangor, Maine 04401Get Directions