Our Exhibits

Our mission is to provide children and families the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s mid-coast.

The Coastal Children’s Museum, formerly known as The Midcoast Children’s Museum, began 1985. The original museum closed after two years, but continued as a museum without walls until 2009, when we opened at our current location. 


Bringing exciting programs to schools and community venues 

we have been offering children and families in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties education and entertainment for over 20 years. 

We are always improving, working to make our museum as awesome and up to date as possible! 


We are now thrilled to have a home at 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland, Maine.

The Coastal Children's Museum is open all year*

Wednesday - Saturday 10 - 4

Sundays 1 - 4

July and August 

Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 4

Sunday 1 - 4


*The Museum is Closed: 

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Years Eve (close at 12pm)

New Years Day

Thanksgiving Day

Independence Day


Labor Day & the entire week following

Memorial Day 

In the case of inclimate weather, please check our Facebook page, WCSH 6 or Village Soup for closings or delayed openings. 


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Open All Year! (Under normal circumstances)

Per Person - $6.50

*Residents of ROCKLAND are $5.50/ea EVERY Wednesday*

Children under 18 months are free

Active Military - 1/2 price admission

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Coastal Children's Museum

75 Mechanic Street 

Rockland, Maine 04841



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