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Discovery & Adventure

A unique niche in creative, interactive activities just for children

Greater Portland occupies a unique niche in creative, interactive activities just for children. Visiting families will find this especially true in theaters, galleries, and farms in the region. Visitors on the trail of kid-friendly activities will come across claymation workshops, vaudeville performances, physical comedy shows, and a theater devoted to giant puppets and marionettes, along with the city’s must-see museum and theaters that serve as the cornerstone of kid-calibrated fun.

Active kids will be wishing for Mom and Dad to add a trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum to their schedule while in the city. An array of exhibits and activities engage the brain and delight kids daily. Exhibits have included a pizza kitchen, ocean touch tanks, tree houses, and plenty of craft-making and music. Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine inspires discovery and imagination through exploration and play with stage shows, puppet shows and improv shows, a fully functioning kid-scale town, and engaging exhibits for bookworms, naturalists and astronauts alike.

Families will also enjoy the state’s Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Kids especially will be transported by the Children’s Garden, Fairy House Village, scavenger hunts and activities galore. (Grown-ups, too will delight in the gardens and artwork in this magnificent setting.) Also worth a special day on the calendar is a visit to one of the many local farms that offer opportunities for discovery for the little ones — nature sanctuaries, trails, corn mazes, berry-picking and educational centers can be found all around the area where farms operate.

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FEATURED LISTINGS

Back40

Back40

Portland
An on-demand outdoor gear rental service offering pre-assembled camping kits and a la carte rentals for delivery.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Boothbay
A popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Gardens open year-round. Cafe & Shop open seasonally.
Maine Wildlife Park

Maine Wildlife Park

Gray
Looking for Maine wildlife? Nature trails, wildlife displays, gardens, gift/snack shops. Bring a picnic & spend the day.
Pineland Farms

Pineland Farms

New Gloucester
Working farm open to the public for recreation and education. Tour our Equestrian Center and Valley Farm.

Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland
Don’t just see Portland - discover it! Fully narrated trolley tours of the city and lighthouse & sunset cruises.
Portland Fire Engine Co.

Portland Fire Engine Co.

Portland
A unique multimedia, fully narrated, history tour of Portland’s city and architecture aboard a vintage Fire Engine.
Sail Portland Maine

Sail Portland Maine

Portland
Sail aboard a traditional friendship sloop for a cruise of a lifetime. Offer intimate, crowd-free, professionally captained sailing excursions.

The Kotzschmar Organ

The Kotzschmar Organ

Portland
One of the oldest working municipal pipe organs in the United States. Select from a variety of concerts including jazz, classical & pops.
The Real Portland Tour

The Real Portland Tour

Portland
Sightseeing Tour of Portland & 3 lighthouses narrated by a guide born & raised in Portland! Private tours/group shuttling available year round!

FEATURED LISTINGS

Back40

Back40

Portland
An on-demand outdoor gear rental service offering pre-assembled camping kits and a la carte rentals for delivery.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Boothbay
A popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Gardens open year-round. Cafe & Shop open seasonally.
Maine Wildlife Park

Maine Wildlife Park

Gray
Looking for Maine wildlife? Nature trails, wildlife displays, gardens, gift/snack shops. Bring a picnic & spend the day.
Pineland Farms

Pineland Farms

New Gloucester
Working farm open to the public for recreation and education. Tour our Equestrian Center and Valley Farm.
Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland
Don’t just see Portland - discover it! Fully narrated trolley tours of the city and lighthouse & sunset cruises.
Portland Fire Engine Co.

Portland Fire Engine Co.

Portland
A unique multimedia, fully narrated, history tour of Portland’s city and architecture aboard a vintage Fire Engine.
Sail Portland Maine

Sail Portland Maine

Portland
Sail aboard a traditional friendship sloop for a cruise of a lifetime. Offer intimate, crowd-free, professionally captained sailing excursions.
The Kotzschmar Organ

The Kotzschmar Organ

Portland
One of the oldest working municipal pipe organs in the United States. Select from a variety of concerts including jazz, classical & pops.
The Real Portland Tour

The Real Portland Tour

Portland
Sightseeing Tour of Portland & 3 lighthouses narrated by a guide born & raised in Portland! Private tours/group shuttling available year round!

BUSINESS LISTINGS

Art Night Out

Art Night Out

South Portland
An original art party provides you with a memorable experience,
 Casablanca Comics

Casablanca Comics

Portland
Maine's coolest comics store for over 25 years!
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Portland
Variety of interactive exhibits & activities for children and families.
 Diversions Puzzles & Games

Diversions Puzzles & Games

South Portland
New and classic games and high quality puzzles.
International Cryptozoology Museum

International Cryptozoology Museum

Portland
Scientific & Educational. Discover hidden and unknown animals,
 L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs

Freeport
Courses, trips and tours plus our popular Discovery Series.
Lucky Catch Cruises

Lucky Catch Cruises

Portland
Participate or relax while hauling traps on a lobstering excursion.
 Maine Duck Tours

Maine Duck Tours

Portland
We offer an entertaining historical adventure of Portland.
Maine Huts & Trails

Maine Huts & Trails

Kingfield
Backcountry eco-lodges & trails for skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking.
 Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises

Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises

Portland
Fully narrated, daily Whale Watching with naturalist aboard.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

New Gloucester
Guided tours, gift shop, workshops, demonstrations, & special events.
 Seacoast Tours of Freeport LLC

Seacoast Tours of Freeport LLC

South Freeport
Offer scenic boat rides, private charters, lobstering demos & more.

BUSINESS LISTINGS

Art Night Out

South Portland
An original art party provides you with a memorable experience,

Casablanca Comics

Portland
Maine's coolest comics store for over 25 years!

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Portland
Variety of interactive exhibits & activities for children and families.

Diversions Puzzles & Games

South Portland
New and classic games and high quality puzzles.

International Cryptozoology Museum

Portland
Scientific & Educational. Discover hidden and unknown animals,

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs

Freeport
Courses, trips and tours plus our popular Discovery Series.

Lucky Catch Cruises

Portland
Participate or relax while hauling traps on a lobstering excursion.

Maine Duck Tours

Portland
We offer an entertaining historical adventure of Portland.

Maine Huts & Trails

Kingfield
Backcountry eco-lodges & trails for skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking.

Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises

Portland
Fully narrated, daily Whale Watching with naturalist aboard.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

New Gloucester
Guided tours, gift shop, workshops, demonstrations, & special events.

Seacoast Tours of Freeport LLC

South Freeport
Offer scenic boat rides, private charters, lobstering demos & more.

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