Time to See for Yourself
  • Explore the Museum with Scavenger Hunts and Activity Guides

    Museum scavenger hunts and activity guides provide fun ways for school groups, families, and others to learn while exploring the museum together. Choose, download, and print your own guide to bring with you on your visit, or pick up one at the museum's Welcome Desk.

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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

  • Together We are Stewards! Make History Today!

    Friends of the MSM enable us to dream big at the Maine State Museum! It is public support that allows for a strong, sustainable museum; it is investment from private donors that brings new programming, new exhibits, and on-going collections care. Museum memberships and other donations help fund: collections storage upgrades; an exhibit that tells the story of World War I and Maine; a project to document the rich history of Maine sportsmen and hunting camps; and a 21st century education center within the museum. Museum members receive unlimited free museum admission, news of private openings and events, and 10% off Museum Store purchases. MAKE HISTORY TODAY! Click on MORE below to be directed to a secure giving site. Thank you for becoming a Friend of your Maine State Museum!

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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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