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

    Fourteen exceptional specimens, including many 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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  • Maine Earth Science Day Returns this Year on October 15

    This year's Maine Earth Science Day will be held from 9 to 3 on Wednesday, October 15. School students from all over Maine will gather with geologists, environmental educators, scientists, industry professionals, and archaeologists to explore the many ways that earth products contribute to our economy, education, and enjoyment. Click on More below to go to the Maine Earth Science Day reservation form and plan to join the fun!

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  • "Maine Voices from the Civil War" Commemorates Sesquicentennial

    The museum's 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

  • Museum Participates in 10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day - September 27, 2014

    On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Maine State Museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian Magazine***s tenth annual Museum Day Live! In order to be admitted for free on September 27, participants need only visit Smithsonian Magazine's website and download a free ticket for two people. Click on More below for links to the website and additional information.

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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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