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

  • Holiday Schedule at the Maine State Museum

    The museum's holiday schedule is as follows:****Wednesday, December 24 - Open 9 to Noon; Thursday, December 25 - Closed; Friday, December 26 - Closed.******************************** The museum will be open on Saturday, December 27 from 10 to 4. The museum will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015, but will otherwise be open according to its regular schedule.****** Happy holidays to everyone from the staff and volunteers at**the Maine State Museum!**

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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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