Time to See for Yourself
  • Invention Challenge Lights up Free Family Saturday on March 18

    It's time for the museum's second Free Family Saturday! On March 18, stop by to participate in Invention Challenge!, and get creative while designing, building, and testing your own inventions. The museum is full of stories about Maine inventors and inventions. Come discover them all; museum admission is free all day!

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  • Museum's Newest Exhibition Features Rare Maliseet-Made Blanket Coat

    The museum's newest exhibition, "Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote," features a remarkable man's winter coat, known as a capote, dating from 1842. On public view for the first time, the capote, with moccasins and matching leggings, shows beautiful porcupine quill embroidery and dyed moose hair tassels bound with tinkling cones. The exhibition will be on view through September 2017.

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  • Admission Fees

    As our museum visitors frequently tell us, the Maine State Museum is one of the best deals around! The current admission fees are: Adult - $3.00; Senior Citizen (62 ) - $2.00; Student (6 through 18) - $1.00; Child under 6 - Free; Family maximum charge - $10.00

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What’s New

  • Reserve Your Ticket to an Historic Event - May 20, 2017, 5 pm to 8:30 pm...... Click the MORE Button Below to Purchase On-Line

    The Friends of the Maine State Museum and the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine invite you to journey "Upta Camp" like never before. We invite you to the premier of "Sportsmen and the Maine Sporting Camp Tradition: A 3D Historical Experience." View never before seen historic 3D images of Maine sporting camps and Maine sportsmen. Guided by narrations from Maine State Museum Director Bernard Fishman and SAM Director David Trahan, journey through images and time, experience a premier of inspiring oral histories by Maine sportsmen, participate in a live auction, and dine on a catered meal at the beautiful Augusta Elks Lodge and Banquet Facility. We are delighted to share this innovative and deeply personal look into a rich Maine tradition as we create an immersive journey into a pastime that spawned ingenuity, wildlife management, community connections, new economies, and more. No ordinary event, proceeds benefit museum programming. Be the first to go back in time and discover more about Maine sportsmen and the camp tradition. Click on More below to go to a secure site to purchase your tickets.

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  • New and Featured at the Museum Store

    The Museum Store is chock full of great gifts, souvenirs, wonderful books, educational games and activities, and all kinds of other fun stuff! There is something for everyone at the Museum Store. Call 207-287-2938 with questions, or stop by any time the museum is open.

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