The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is an interactive and interpretive museum for children that aims to inspire discovery, development and learning through exploration and play. Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is home to a wide variety of hands-on and interactive exhibits, displays and demos for children of all ages to enjoy.
The museum and theater were established as separate entities, namely the Children's Theatre of Maine and the Children's Museum of Maine, before amalgamating in 2008 to become The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Established in 1976 by the Junior League of Portland, the museum has been serving as an indispensable resource for families and educators ever since, working towards the cultural and educational of the broader community of Portland.
The Children's Theatre of Maine was established in 1923 by the Junior League of Portlandand is the oldest operating children's theatre in the country. Today, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine presents a popular four-show season of performances and plays by children and for children. The Theater presents a plethora of opportunities for young audiences to enjoy the magic of theater and performance and for budding young actors to develop their skills. The Theater offers a range of classes, workshops and theater camps for children of all ages throughout the year. Photo: Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
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