Time to See for Yourself
  • Stunning Mount Mica Specimens Shown in Exhibit

    Fourteen exceptional specimens, including many tourmaline crystals, are now featured in a new exhibit in the museum's "Back to Nature" area. Most of the specimens are on public view for the first time. All were recovered from Oxford County's Mount Mica by Coromoto Minerals, LLC which has lent the specimens to the museum.

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  • Museum Observes Year of the Passenger Pigeon with Special Exhibit

    2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon in North America and the final step in this once abundant species' extinction. In a new display, the museum explores the amazing path of the bird's demise as it was observed and experienced by Maine people. Click on More below to get additional information and come see the new exhibit!

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  • "Maine Voices from the Civil War" Commemorates Sesquicentennial

    The museum's exhibition, "Maine Voices from the Civil War," features objects, quotes, and images from Maine people statewide about their war experiences, both at home and on the battlefield, 150 years ago. "Maine Voices from the Civil War" will be on view through September 5, 2015.

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What’s New

  • Museum Educators Gear Up for Busy Season of Tours and Programs

    The museum is a one-stop shop for individuals, school classes, and a variety of other groups to book tours for the Maine State Museum, Maine State House, and Blaine House during the winter and spring of 2015. To contact the museum about making a reservation, or to complete an on-line reservation form, click on More below.

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  • Maine State Museum Store Offers Great Gifts for the Holiday Season

    The Maine State Museum Store has a variety of books, toys, jewelry, and many other fine items that make great gifts. Don't forget, the store also has Maine music and historical DVDs, as well as Maine treats for those with a sweet tooth. Remember: During the month of December, Friends of the Maine State Museum received a 20% discount!

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