Mini-Moviemakers Workshop Returns Nov. 9th

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Mini Moviemakers: Stop Motion Animation (R$) 11/09/2014 3-4:30pm Calling all movie-makers! In this afternoon workshop, we’ll work together to make a short claymation movie in the style of “Wallace and Gromit.” You’ll learn about how animation works, and then get to view your group movie on the web once it’s published. Ideal for ages 6-14. [...]


What’s a Nudibranch?

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Nudibranchs are sea slugs. Those tentacle-like things are actually its gills! Nudi = naked, branchs = gills. There are more than 3,000 species of nudibranchs in the world and, according the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (, there are more than 45 species that live in the Gulf of Maine! This one has been hiding [...]


Call for Props and Costumes for Alice In Wonderland

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Hi Everyone! Here’s a list of the props and costume pieces we are seeking for our upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland. The list is pretty long – please look closely! If any of our friends or members have any of the items on this list, and are willing to let us borrow / have, please bring items to the [...]

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GUEST BLOG: The “Muchness” of Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is nothing like you’ve ever seen before. It’s funny, witty and imaginative.   Today they were rehearsing one of my favorite scenes. The tea party. Today I witnessed tea drinking, hair grabbing and “Muchness” as the march hare (played by actor Andrew Johanson) would [...]


Sukkot Celebration October 8

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Sukkot Celebration 10/08/2014 3-4pm It’s Sukkot, the Jewish festival giving thanks for the fall harvest! Come celebrate with us by decorating our sukkah, a traditional hut created on this holiday and by harvesting the last of our fall vegetables in the garden! Free with admission


$2 First Friday This Friday, October 3

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$2 Friday 5-8pm 10/03/2014 5-8pm We strive to share the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. Members and children under [...]


Fossil Making Workshop October 2 & October 11

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Fossil Making Workshop (R$) 10/02/2014 | 3:30pm | Click here to register online! 10/11/2014 | 11:30am | Click here to register online! Check out some real and replica fossils from plants and dinosaurs as inspiration to make your own faux fossil. We’ll talk about how fossils are made then make realistic models from natural sculpture materials like clay and [...]