Throwback Thursday: Theatre Anniversary!

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Did you know that it’s been seven years since the first time the Children’s Theatre performed at the Children’s Museum? Today, as the Children’s Museum & Theatre, we’re opening our holiday production of Beatrix Potter’s Christmas, by Thomas W. Olson, in which lots of different animals from Beatrix Potter’s lively imagination scurry about the stage, […]

What’s Your Story?

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Make gratitude part of your story this holiday season! Celebrate play and learning by making a tax-deductible donation to the Museum & Theatre by December 31 and share the joy of giving back with your family. ~ I was lucky to grow up in a philanthropic family. My parents always made charitable […]


Wonderful Puffins Tomorrow, Sat. 12.6

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Wonderful Puffins with National Audubon’s Project Puffin (R$) Saturday, December 6, 2014 2:00 PM Join educator and biologist “Seabird Sue” Schubel from National Audubon’s Project Puffin to explore the lives and adaptations of the amazing Atlantic Puffin! Maine is the only state in the U.S. where Atlantic Puffins nest – they are found on just four […]

A gingerbread house created at CMTM in 2013.


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Ginger has been used in many ways for thousands of years, from ancient Greek and Chinese recipes and medicines to spices of the Middle Ages to the Christmas tradition of cookies and, of course, gingerbread houses. But how did the gingerbread we know today come to be, and when did it become so popular at […]


Throwback Thursday: Cell Phones

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It’s almost 2015. Smart phones are sweeping the country: we have the Internet at our fingertips, GPS navigation to tell us which way we’re going and which way to go, text messaging, video messaging, and so much more. Phones can create WiFi hotspots for our other devices, play games, play movies, and stay charged for […]