CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF CENTRAL MAINE
A place for curious minds
New Exhibits Hall Coming in 2023!
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.
PATHWAY TO OPENING
√ 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 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.
2. RAISE FUNDS
While we have reached over 90% of our funding goal for this $1.6 million project, we are continuing to fundraise for the remainder. Read more about our Capital Campaign and ways you can help here. All remaining funds needed will go directly to the fabrication of our new exhibits.
3. EXHIBIT FABRICATION & BUILDING RENOVATIONS
Construction on our new building has begun! We will continue to make updates, like bigger bathrooms, and upgrades to building accessibility.
We have finished the design phase of our new exhibits and are beginning to contract with fabricators and artists to build the installation.
“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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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