Time to See for Yourself
  • Mount Mica Specimens Shown in New Exhibit

    Fourteen exceptional specimens, including many stunning tourmaline crystals, are now featured in a new exhibit in the museum's "Back to Nature" area. Most of the specimens are on public view for the first time. All were recovered from Oxford County's Mount Mica by Coromoto Minerals, LLC which has lent the specimens to the museum.

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  • Bug Maine-ia is on the Way!

    This year's ever-popular Bug Maine-ia event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10. School students from all over Maine will gather at the museum between 9 am and 3 pm to experience the wonderful world of insects first-hand and hands-on. Click on More below to go to the Bug Maine-ia and Maine Earth Science Day reservation form and plan to join the fun!

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  • "Maine Voices from the Civil War" Commemorates 150th Anniversary

    The museum's newest exhibition, "Maine Voices from the Civil War," features objects, quotes, and images from Maine people statewide about their war experiences, both at home and on the battlefield, 150 years ago.

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What’s New

  • Saturday, July 12 Event with Donn Fendler Draws Overflow Crowd

    July 2014 is the 75th anniversary of 12-year-old Donn Fendler's harrowing survival of nine days lost and alone in the Mt. Katahdin wilderness. More than 350 visitors remembered Donn Fendler's courage and incredible story during his special appearance at the museum on July 12. The museum's exhibit of Donn Fendler's personal items and other materials related to his experiences will be on view at the museum through July.

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  • Major Upgrade to Museum Collections Storage Underway

    Museum staff, contractors, and volunteers are well along in a major collections move and storage facility upgrade. The move will result in a consolidation and reorganization of collections, as well as the installation of new compacting storage units. During the project, which will last throughout much of 2014, collections will be unavailable for study and loan. Researchers should contact the museum's curators for additional information.

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