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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  • Museum Observes Year of the Passenger Pigeon with Special Exhibit

    2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon in North America and the final step in this once abundant species' extinction. In a new display, the museum explores the amazing path of the bird's demise as it was observed and experienced by Maine people. Click on More below to get additional information and come see the new exhibit!

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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. "Maine Voices from the Civil War" will be on view through September 5, 2015.

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What’s New

  • April School Vacation Special Activities Announced

    Knucklebones, hop scotch, hoop roll, and the game of three graces highlight fun activities for all ages during April school vacation this year. All activities are free of charge with the price of museum admission. Click More below for a complete schedule. Stop by to check it out!

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  • Friends of the Maine State Museum Lecture Series Continues on April 8 with "Coyotes and Wolves in Maine"

    The 2015 Friends of the Maine State Museum lecture series, "Treasures of Maine's Natural History at the Maine State Museum," continues on Wednesday,**April 8**at 6:30 pm with a presentation, "Coyotes and Wolves in Maine: Their History, Origin, and Ecology," by Daniel J. Harrison, professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Maine. All lectures in the series are free of charge.

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