OPEN Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm!
OPEN Sunday noon-5pm!
Summer tip #1: The lunch hour tends to be less busy if you’re looking to avoid the crowds…
11:00 First Flags
1:00 Ready, Set, Play: La Gallinita Ciega
3:00 Japanese Dance Performance! Performers from Hachinohe, Japan have traveled to Maine to perform Enburi (Japanese folk dance and music) for us! The performers are part of the United States Nippon International Friendship Group and their visit is sponsored by the Maine-Aomori Sister-State Advisory Council.
Summer tip #2: Can you see the Memorial Day parade from the Camera Obscura? Try it at 10:30 am!
Pack a picnic!
Rain or shine, bring your picnic lunch to the Museum & Theatre. Check out the brand new picnic tables under the trees in the back yard, or enjoy your picnic lunch in the café.
Summer tip #3: Love air conditioning? Our forced air system brings in fresh air and cools it down…and the shipyard is open when the sun is shining!
Gross motor movement!
Need to get out some summer energy? Come climb the rock wall or play on the pirate ship! Do you have toddlers in need of a safe place to play? We spiced up the Toddler Park with some fresh, age-appropriate toys. Bring your little one to read an Eric Carle book and swim with the new ducks.
Summer tip #4: Kids who move all day will be ready for bed at night!
Sneak peek for our valued blog-readers…
…NEW summer programs!
Do you LOVE bubbles?
Join us for a variety of fun, educational (and sometimes messy) bubble making programs!
July 1 at 11:30am
July 10 at 3:30pm
July 13 at 11:30am
August 13 at 2pm
August 25 at 10:30am
August 26 at 10:30am
August 28 at 4:00pm
Reserve now for the very special Summer Afternoon Fairy Tea Party! On Saturday July 10 at 3:00pm you can share fairy snacks and magical stories as you enjoy your tea with a friend. To reserve: call 207-828-1234 x231.
Special presenters galore! Meet illustrator Jan Bret on July 15 at 10:30am- she will be reading from her new book, Little Maine. Come hear the magnificent story teller Robin Bady August 11 at 10:30am for her Imagine! program. July 18 and August 8 at 1:30pm you can meet a live tobacco moth with Smart Art presenter David Champlin. Move with Gretchen Berg on July 31 at 2:30pm. All these special presentations are no extra cost!
Summer tip #5: Bring your membership card! On busy days, members with cards can often be checked in by a staff member right as they walk in instead of waiting in line. Keep your card in your wallet for impromptu summer visits!