History museums’ acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today’s Groupon to the Main State Museum in Augusta. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (up to a $30 value).
- For $19, you get a one-year family membership (a $40 value).<p>
Click here for a list of member benefits.
The Maine State Museum showcases more than 500,000 artifacts and documents relevant to Maine’s political, industrial, and natural history. Long-term collections display artifacts that include instruments, hand-crafted furniture, and garments worn to 18th-century rave parties. Traveling farther back in time, museum guests can explore Maine’s prehistoric past dating back more than 12,000 years. The exhibit entrance showcases a stone meat cache, which some consider to be the oldest surviving human-built structure in North America unless scientists are able to confirm the carbon date of Fenway Park’s Green Monster. Visiting exhibits, such as At Home in Maine, give visitors a peek into the domestic lives and favorite TV shows of Maine residents in previous centuries. In addition to a full year of museum access, members also receive invitations to special programs and events, a 10% discount in the museum store, and a subscription to the Maine State Museum’s quarterly publication.