Closed on Feb 13th

Due to the storm, the museum will be CLOSED on Thursday, Feb 13th. Stay safe!

Fun for the whole fam.

Give us a call to register your kiddo for Date Night! We’ll feed and entertain them, and you can have the night off with your valentine.


Did you know that the museum organizes Kringleville in Waterville? Thousands of families from the central Maine region look forward to Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival in downtown Waterville. The Children’s Discovery Museum took over this beloved holiday tradition in 2017 and is excited to continue its legacy. Visit with the Kringles at their holiday home in Castonguay Square each weekend in December. They
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Open Mondays 12/23 and 12/30!

We are usually open Tuesday-Sunday, but in December we will be open for the school break! Come on in and play!

Make, Take and Bake an Apple Pie!

On Wednesday, November 27th, we will be making apple pies!  Museum staff will help the kids make the crust, filling and topping. They put it together, you bring it home to bake! All children must be pre-registered for this event by calling the museum at 622-2209. We will be making pies at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Cost is $5 per pie. If you choose
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Parade of Lights 2019

Did you know that the Children’s Discovery Museum organizes the Parade of Lights in downtown Waterville?  Downtown Waterville’s annual holiday parade held the evening after Thanksgiving has drawn thousands of families to Main Street for many years and serves as a fun and festive kickoff to the holiday season. What better time of the year to get together and show our community spirit and
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Celebrate Halloween with us!

Halloween is right around the corner, and at CDM we believe that Halloween is about more than just candy. Come celebrate with us!   Visit the museum on Saturday, October 26th for some spooky fun! We will have Healthy Halloween snacks available all day long, plus face painting, and guided activities at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Thank you to Capitol Dental Care for helping to
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Wednesdays at 3:15

The museum is offering an exciting new session of classes that take place on the beautiful grounds of the Viles Arboretum! Like our summer program, Kids in the Woods After School incorporates activities from a variety of disciplines for fun, hands-on lessons about our natural world. We will learn about Maine planst and animals and find out what happens to them as the weather
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Members bring friends FOR FREE!

Hey members! Don’t miss Family and Friends Week – September 17th to the 22nd. When you visit during this week, you can bring two guests with you to enjoy the museum for FREE!

Fairies & Gnomes Festival

Join us for a magical afternoon of Fairies and Gnomes! Bring the whole family to enjoy child-friendly activities, like building gnome houses, fantasy face painting, fairy wands and more. The event will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Vaughan Field Dog Park in Hallowell, from 1:00 – 4:00. Follow along for update on our Facebook Event Page! There will be music by
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