Museums are excellent sources of educational entertainment for your children. Whether you’ve lived in Maine your entire life, or you’re here just to visit, museums give you and your family  the chance to engulf yourself in the rich history of the region, explore the state’s unique characteristics, or to learn new pieces of fascinating information.

We’ve compiled a list of museums in Maine to give you a one-stop shop for finding the perfect museum for your family to visit. Don’t see a museum you think should be on our list? Email us at to add it.

Children’s Museums in Maine

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine (Portland) – Directions
Maine Discovery Museum (Bangor) – Directions
Children’s Discovery Museum (Augusta) – Directions
Coastal Children’s Museum (Rockland) – Directions

Art Museums in Maine

Portland Museum of Art (Portland) – Directions
Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville) – Directions
Farnsworth Art Museum (Rockland) – Directions
Ogunquit Museum of American Art (Ogunquit) – Directions
Tides Institute and Museum of Art (Eastport) – Directions
Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston) – Directions
Sanford Springvale Art Gallery (Sandford) – Directions
Centre Street Art Gallery (Bath) – Directions
Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick) – Directions
Monhegan Museum (Monhegan) – Directions
Wendell Gilley Museum (Southwest Harbor) – Directions

Historical Museums in Maine

Maine Historical Society (Portland) – Directions
Maine State Museum (Augusta) – Directions
Alfred Shaker Museum (Alfred) – Directions
Belfast Historical Society and Museum (Belfast) – Directions
Biddeford Mills Museum (Biddeford) – Directions
Boothbay Railway Village (Boothbay) – Directions
Curran Homestead Village (Orrington) – Directions
Davistown Museum (Liberty) – Directions
Friendship Museum (Friendship) – Directions
Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset) – Directions
Hudson Museum at UMaine (Orono) – Directions
L C Bates Museum (Hinckley) – Directions
Museum L-A (Lewiston) – Directions
Nordica Homestead Museum (Farmington) – Directions
Nowetah’s American Indian Museum & Store (New Portland) – Directions
Old Town Museum (Old Town) – Directions
Rufus Porter Museum (Bridgeton) – Directions
Tate House Museum (Portland) – Directions
Wilson Museum (Castine) – Directions

Military Museums in Maine

Old Fort Western (Augusta) – Directions
Maine Military Historical Society and Armed Forces Museum (Augusta) – Directions
Fifth Maine Regiment Museum (Peaks Island) – Directions
Fort McKinley Museum (Great Diamond Island) – Directions
Kittery Historical and Naval Museum (Kittery) – Directions

Transportation and Maritime Museums in Maine

Cole Land Transportation Museum (Bangor) – Directions
Maine Maritime Museum (Bath) – Directions
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum (Portland) – Directions
Owls Head Transportation Museum (Owls Head) – Directions
Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport) – Directions
Seal Cove Auto Museum (Seal Cove) – Directions
Swan’s Island Lobster and Marine Museum (Swan’s Island) – Directions
The Fisherman’s Museum (Pemaquid) – Directions
WW&F Railway Museum (Alna) – Directions

Specialized Museums in Maine

International Cryptozoology Museum (Portland) – Directions
Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Museum (Lewiston) – Directions
Maine Forest and Logging Museum (Bradley) – Directions
The Telephone Museum (Ellsworth) – Directions
Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (Bethel) – Directions
Ski Museum of Maine (Kingfield) – Directions
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum (Littleton) – Directions
The Butterfly and Insect Museum (Lisbon Falls) – Directions
Umbrella Cover Museum (Peaks Island) – Directions

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