Meet Maine here.
Meet Maine here.
Scavenger Hunts and Family Fun
Can’t make it to the museum? These guided activities give your family the opportunity to learn and play with the Maine State Museum anyway
Take a video tour through the Maine State Museum’s 1960s living room and challenge friends and family to a photo game!
Check out the story of Maine logging, learn about food in a lumber camp, and find out how to read tree rings!
Learn how a bird vanished from Maine and the rest of the country, then make your own origami passenger pigeon out of paper!
Explore a crazy quilt with our discovery guide, make your own paper quilt, and use letters from Helen Keller to learn square handwriting!
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!
Take your family on an adventure through Maine with this interactive 1820 map and journal.
Short video clips from your favorite parts of the Maine State Museum!
Activities for use at the Maine State Museum
Choose, download, and print your own scavenger hunt or activity guide to bring to the museum with you (recommended for large groups). Scavenger Hunts are also available at the museum’s Welcome Desk for small groups.
Maine State Museum Scavenger Hunt helps you explore a variety of exhibits throughout the museum. In addition to being lots of fun, this scavenger hunt encourages observation, critical thinking, and careful recording of information.
- Click here to download the Scavenger Hunt. Printer instructions: Print on both sides (flip sheets on the short edge). After printing, fold in half to make a booklet.
- Click here to download the Scavenger Hunt Answer Key.
Explore the Museum Like a Scientist! activity guides spark curiosity and encourage young visitors to think like scientists by making good observations, asking questions, making comparisons, collecting information, and testing ideas. Choose and download one or all and have fun!
Creators and Innovators activity guide introduces students and families to a variety of Maine inventors whose stories and products are on display throughout the museum. It encourages observation, creativity, and careful recording of information.
- Click here to download the Creators and Innovators Scavenger Hunt. Printer instructions: Print on both sides. After printing, fold to make a tri-fold booklet.