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Before Hours Easter Egg Hunt

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Join us for an eggcellent, eye-spy, eggvestigation. There will be hundreds of filled eggs throughout our exhibits, including a safe area for toddlers and a golden egg challenge for adventurous egg-hunters! Bring your own basket. Refreshments included! This event tends to sell out – purchasing in advance is highly encouraged! $8/member, $9/visitor, $15/stay and play. […]


Shakespeare Stage Stories

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Join us for a series of Shakespeare Stage Stories for all ages, every Tuesday at 11am! A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 3, 7 & 28; May 1 & 19; June 9 & 30: Fall in love with the poetry and a silly story from A Midsummer Night’s Dream! *Friday times for Midsummer stage stories available […]


Silly, Slimy Science Class: Amazing Earth

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Science is everywhere and for everyone! In this class designed for ages 3-5, we’ll get messy and silly as we hone our creative and critical thinking skills. This month, we’ll explore planet Earth by making bubbling fields of volcanoes, building mountains out of jell-o, acting out different types of weather, and using fossils and minerals […]


Matt Heaton Live: Children’s Music Concert for All Ages!

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Audiences may not realize Matt Heaton’s children’s music is “children’s music!” First and foremost, it is groovy, engaging and fun. Playing with skill and whimsy on guitar & banjo, Matt brings in elements of rockabilly, folk, soul and surf to entertain adults as well as kids. With shockingly listenable versions of classics like “Wheels on […]


Throwback Thursday: DinoTracks and Black Beauty

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Exhibits come and go here at the Museum & Theatre, and today we’re highlighting an exhibit that debuted six years ago, which you might remember: DinoTracks! This trilingual exhibit explored, in English, Spanish and French, the fossil footprints of dinosaurs that once roamed New England and eastern Canada. Put together with help from the staff […]


Robin Hood Puppet Show!

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Our own Theatre Director Reba Short and local actress Allison McCall will use animal hand puppets to tell the story of Robin Hood to very young children. The story will use songs and poetry to bring the story to life and provide an opportunity for young actors to join us onstage. This show is best […]


Throwback Thursday: Treasure Island

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Here’s a cool flyer from the archives: the cast and crew of the Children’s Theatre of Maine’s Treasure Island! In 1985, the Children’s Theatre produced Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic swashbuckling adventure story for the public. The show was adapted by Rae N. Simmonds, who also served as musical director on the production; it was directed […]


Stairwell Gallery Featured Artist: Tim Burns

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The artwork of local Portland-area visual artist Tim Burns are currently showing in our front Stairwell Gallery. Please come and take a look at these fantastic, fanciful stories, told in a single panel. ~ The drawings and paintings of Portland artist Tim Burns would be at home in childrens’ story books or as illustrations for fairy […]


5th Annual 5% Day at Whole Foods Market on March 18th

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Join our staff and volunteers as the Children’s Museum & Theatre takes over Whole Foods Market on Wednesday, March 18 for 5% Day! Okay, we’re not actually taking over, but we will be on site all day to meet and greet customers, give out information about the Museum & Theatre and work on some fun, […]

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Art Class for Girls Ages 6-9 (R$)

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Thursdays in March (5, 12, 19, 26) | 3:30-5:45pm Art is a powerful vehicle for expression and communication, even at a very young age. This four session class will allow young girls to develop their sense of selves through art, friendship and their feelings using authentic artistic techniques and materials. Each class will begin by […]