Children’s Discovery Museum – Augusta, Maine

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Whenever you are traveling with children there is always a time when you really want to do something that will keep them occupied and yet teach them something at the same time.  At the Children’s Discover Museum in Augusta the opportunity is waiting for you so take some time and enjoy the experience.  Having an interactive environment in which multi-sensory, self directed, open-ended learning experiences motivate the child to develop knowledge of and respect for others as well as themselves is a great way to spend part of a day.

There are a number of truly neat exhibits for the kids to enjoy.  The restaurant allows them to create delectable wraps with all the fixings while learning the importance of healthy eating habits.  The grocery store will allow them to work in a real store.  There are actual products on the shelves for the kids to get familiar with while in the store.

Banking is critical to everyone and at the bank your child will learn about the importance of how money plays a part in their life.  They can pretend to be a real bank teller at the teller line or use the two new computers with fun banking games along with an ATM machine that dispenses FUN money.

There is a reading loft where kids can snuggle up with a book and enjoy some of the local Maine authors as well as some of your favorites.

The Children’s Discovery Museum Theater is a real theater where children’s imaginations come to life on stage, they can have a puppet show, play with the dress up costumes or just be creative and make up your own play.

Rainforest/Toddler play area holds real tanks and aquariums with live animals for viewing.  There are hand painted rainforest creatures on the mural for the kids to enjoy and soft tricking rain sounds in the background.

Kennebec River Room is a replica of a real submarine with a beautiful view of the Kennebec River.  There is a bird’s nest for the kids to clime on where they can pretend they are a pirate from days gone by.

In the Multi Cultural Music Center the kids can learn about music from around the world.  They can play on African drums or learn where the tambourine originated.  Yes, kids like to make noise and this room affords them the opportunity to make as much "musical" noise as they want.

The Tree House/Nature Center has a beaver dam they can crawl into and learn about the life of a beaver.  The tree house allows them to learn about animals in their own habitats.  There is so much to see and learn here they may want to stay for a long time at this exhibit.

Engineering/Construction/Transportation Exhibit gives the kids an opportunity to learn about construction from the thought to the actual construction, including surveying, drafting, and engineering.  There are real tools to design roads and building and bridges.  Drafting tables, new Lego’s, new construction toy equipment, the ever popular slide and play on the new school bus and much more to keep the kids entertained while learning.

If you want to hold a birthday party for your children at the Museum they even have a room for that!

Admission: Daily" $5 for child; $4 for adult.  If you purchase your admission within 1/2 hour before closing, you can enter the next day for free.

Physical Address:
Children’s Discovery Museum
265 Water St
Augusta, Maine 04330

Contact Via Email

Or call 207-622-2209

Traveling from the north, take exit 112B (this is the Civic Center exit). Take a left onto Civic Center Drive. This road will become Mt. Vernon Ave. You will go approximately 2.7 miles. Take a left at the intersection of Winthrop Street. The Lithgow Library will be on your right. As you go down the hill, take a left onto Water Street and we are on the right hand side, next to the Vickery Cafe, across the street from the Key Bank building.

Coming from the south, take exit 109. Bear right when getting off exit. This will put you on Western Ave. Take Western Ave until you reach the rotary. Take the 3rd exit off the rotary and make sure you follow the signs to Downtown Augusta. As you come down the hill, the river will be on your right. We are located next door to the Vickery Cafe and across the street from the Key Bank building.


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