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 Offer Special Programs and Tours

    The museum's education staff offers a variety of fun, hands-on educational programs and tours for visitors of all ages. Just follow the More link below to make a reservation. All programs and tours for schools, including home schools, are free of charge. A small fee of $5.00 per program or tour is charged for other groups.

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  • Friends of the Maine State Museum 2015 Lecture Series begins in February

    The 2015 Friends of the Maine State Museum lecture series, "Treasures of Maine's Natural History at the Maine State Museum," kicks off on February 11 with a presentation by Susan Wegner, associate professor of art history at Bowdoin College, who will speak on "The Passenger Pigeon in New England Life: From Micmac Cosmic Cycles to 19th Century Children's Games." All lectures in the series are free of charge.

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