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Children's Discovery Museum

Bring your young children to this hands-on museum to let them develop important life skills while having fun playing.

Augusta’s Children’s Discovery Museum is a delightful place to bring kids for educational entertainment. Let your children from age 6 months to 8 years play while they build social, cognitive, problem-solving and peer interaction skills. Exhibits are modeled after common real-world situations.

In the Pizza Kitchen, kids take orders, prepare food and serve creative meals. The Grocery Store helps kids learn about foods, colors and shapes and practice counting. In the Bank exhibit kids handle money, identify coins and practice math skills. A working ATM, touch-screen computers and a “drive-through” tube simulate banking they see Mom and Dad doing. Reinforce these valuable life skills with your children when you return home.

The Ocean Touch Tank shifts focus to the natural world, with hands-on exposure to Maine marine life. Watch kids hold a starfish and hunt for a hiding lobster. Kids climb in the Tree House and learn about animals and their habitats in the Nature Center. Building Our Future helps kids develop mechanical skills and begin learning about engineering with trains, slides, Lego cars and giant interlocking gears.

Creative play expands in many directions in the Theater. Puppetry and dress-up costumes are props for the kids’ own imaginations to create and perform a play. Purchase a ticket and watch your child develop star qualities. Drums, piano and a dance space in the Music area provide additional creative outlets while they develop language skills, self-esteem and math skills. Creation Corner has a variety of art supplies and offers process-focused art training on Thursdays. When children need a break, the Lynn Duby Zen Den provides a spot to relax.

The museum is open during the day from Tuesday to Sunday year-round. Reserve the party room for special birthday celebrations. Pay daily entrance fees for adults and children or select from several annual family memberships if you will be making multiple visits during the year.

Augusta’s Children’s Discovery Museum is about a 5-minute drive from Capitol Park and the Kennebec River. Spend several hours at the museum and stroll along the Kennebec River Rail Trail for a great day with the kids.


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Quality Inn & Suites Evergreen Hotel CA $111
Quality Inn & Suites Evergreen Hotel

Quality Inn & Suites Evergreen Hotel

65 Whitten Rd, Augusta, ME
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Augusta hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Children's Discovery Museum, Maine State House and Maine State Museum. Capitol Park and Old Fort Western are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta CA $178
    Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta

    377 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turnpike Mall and Kennebec Ice Arena. Children's Discovery Museum and Blaine House are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Hampton Inn Augusta CA $169
      Hampton Inn Augusta

      Hampton Inn Augusta

      388 Western Ave, Augusta, ME
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Augusta, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turnpike Mall and Kennebec Ice Arena. Children's Discovery Museum and Blaine House are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Senator Inn & Spa CA $116
        Senator Inn & Spa

        Senator Inn & Spa

        284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the shopping district, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turnpike Mall and Children's Discovery Museum. Kennebec Ice Arena and Blaine House are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn CA $130
          Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn

          Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn

          110 Community Drive, Augusta, ME
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Augusta Civic Center and University of Maine at Augusta. Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine and Augusta Mill Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Days Inn by Wyndham Augusta CA $103
            Days Inn by Wyndham Augusta

            Days Inn by Wyndham Augusta

            18 Edison Dr., Augusta, ME
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Augusta, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turnpike Mall and Kennebec Ice Arena. Children's Discovery Museum and Blaine House are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Super 8 by Wyndham Augusta CA $109
              Super 8 by Wyndham Augusta

              Super 8 by Wyndham Augusta

              395 Western Ave, I-95 Northbound Exit 109, Augusta, ME
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Augusta, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turnpike Mall and Kennebec Ice Arena. Children's Discovery Museum and Blaine House are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Two Bedroom Mid Century Modern Apartment in Downtown Hallowell CA $186
                Two Bedroom Mid Century Modern Apartment in Downtown Hallowell

                Two Bedroom Mid Century Modern Apartment in Downtown Hallowell

                123 2nd St, Unit 2, Hallowell, ME
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Hallowell, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Maine State House, Maine State Museum and Kennebec Ice Arena. Blaine House and Capitol Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).