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The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is a children museum (with a theatre in the basement) located in Portland.

Our TownEdit

"Our Town" is a mini make-believe village within the first floor of the building. It includes a large fire truck, grocery center, ATM, mechanics workshop, , and a lobster boat.

Discovery WoodsEdit

"Discovery Woods" is a make-believe forest and biohabitat area on the second the floor of the building. It has a large make-believe timber maching that transports wood from one side to the other; a book small "book nook," a hammock, and others.

Space ShuttleEdit

The "Space Shuttle" is a large make-believe replica of a Space Shuttle, implanted into the wall of the second floor. The site describes it as, "It's the only kid-powered space shuttle in Portland. Our space shuttle replica comes complete with astronaut uniforms and a life-size cock pit equipped with all the switches. Kids choose the flight plan - blast-off, orbit or re-entry. This is a great place to talk with kids about protecting our planet and the universe. Our mini-planetarium is also located inside the shuttle."

Camera ObscuraEdit

The third and top floor holds a camera obscura, which uses a very small hole in the top of the building, with the hole being small enough and room dark enough to allow light to show an image of the outside.

External linksEdit

http://www.kitetails.org

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