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Meet Maine here.

Learn

Meet Maine here.

At-Home Activities and Family Fun

Can’t make it to the museum? These guided activities give you the opportunity to learn and play with the Maine State Museum anyway.

Wool and Weaving

Learn about how wool goes from a sheep’s back to a piece of soft cloth! This activity includes videos and instructions for weaving at home. 

 

Tom McPherson photo of children in the At Home in Maine exhibit at the Maine State Museum.

Join us in a 1960s Living Room! 

Take a video tour through the Maine State Museum’s 1960s living room and challenge friends and family to a photo game!

 

 

Logging Camps, River Drives, and Sawmills

Check out the story of Maine logging, learn about food in a lumber camp, and find out how to read tree rings!

 

Still image from an instructional Youtube video.

Flight to Extinction – The Story of the Passenger Pigeon

Learn how a bird vanished from Maine and the rest of the country, then make your own origami passenger pigeon out of paper!

 

Lazy Daisies, Silk Ribbons & Spider Webs:  Mary Louise Orr’s 1890 Crazy Quilt

Explore a crazy quilt with our discovery guide, make your own paper quilt, and use letters from Helen Keller to learn square handwriting!

 

Make your own glider out of paper

Learn about the 17 year old Mainer who built his own full-sized glider in 1911, then try it out yourself with different paper airplane patterns!

Traveling through Maine 200 Years Ago

Take your family on an adventure through Maine with this interactive 1820 map and journal.

 

Museum Moments

Short video clips from your favorite parts of the Maine State Museum!

 

 

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