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CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF CENTRAL MAINE

A place for curious minds

New Exhibit Hall Coming in 2024!

We are working hard to finalize the design, fabrication, and funding of our brand new space.

We can't wait for you to come and play!

In the meantime check out our programming & events.

Did you know that we are a nonprofit 501(c)(3)?

Learn more and help us reach our funding goal by making a donation today!

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PATHWAY TO OPENING

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1. FIND A NEW LOCATION

We purchased 7 Eustis Parkway in 2020. The new building has an approximately 3,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall, an additional approx. 3,000-square-foot Gathering Hall which we are already putting use, separate birthday party rooms, classroom spaces, office space, and room for outdoor exhibits and playscapes. There is also a substantial commercial kitchen, perfect for catering events or running children's cooking programs.

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2. RAISE FUNDS

While we have reached over 90% of our funding goal for this $1.6 million project, we are continuing to fundraise funds to match increased costs over the years. All remaining funds needed will go directly to the fabrication of our new exhibits.

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3. EXHIBIT FABRICATION & BUILDING RENOVATIONS

Great news! Construction is underway for our new building, with interior renovations almost complete—featuring a new HVAC system, floors, and finishes. Expect more updates soon, inlcuding larger bathrooms and improved accessibility. Our new exhibits are in fabrication after a successful design phase. Stay tuned for an enhanced and engaging experience!

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

- Fred Rogers

"Play is not frivolous. ...The definition of play is elusive. However, there is a growing consensus that it is an activity that is intrinsically motivated, entails active engagement, and results in joyful discovery."

-American Academy of Pediatrics

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HOURS:
The museum is currently not open for regular hours. Check Facebook and our Programs page for current programming as we work on our new exhibits hall!

7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901

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