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Abbe Museum

At the Abbe Museum new downtown location, visitors find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions. The history and cultures of Maine’s Native American people, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, archaeology field schools and craft workshops. 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 207-288-3519. COST: Fee.... More Info

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Bangor Museum and History Center

159 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401. 207-942-5766. Founded in 1864, the Bangor Historical Society has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Penobscot Valley for over 145 years. Fee.

Bar Harbor Whale Museum

52 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 207-288-0288. Maine's only museum dedicated to the study and understanding of whales and seals common to the Gulf of Maine. Free.

Bates College Museum of Art

75 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. 207-786-6158. Provides an environment for broad audiences to explore and discover synergies created by visual art across academic disciplines of a liberal arts education. Free.

Bethel Historical Society Regional History Center

10 Broad Street. Bethel, ME 04217. 207-824-2908. An independent, non-profit organization providing members and the general public with a doorway to the past from its Regional History Center in Bethel Hill village. Free/Fee.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

245 Maine Street, Brunswick ME 04011. 207-725-3275. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art offers interactive educational tours for a wide audience, ranging from pre-schoolers through adult groups. Free.

Brick Store Museum

117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. 207-985-4802. Preserves the rich heritage of the Kennebunks for year-round residents, seasonal visitors and future generations through the collection, preservation, interpretation and exhibition of its material culture. Free.

Castine Scientific Society, The Wilson Museum

120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME 04421. 207-326-9247. Diverse collections and learning experiences used to stimulate exploration of the natural history and cultures of the Penobscot Bay region and the world. Free.

Dyer Library & Saco Museum

371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072. 207-283-3861. A regional museum of fine and decorative arts and historic artifacts. The Institute was founded in 1866, and is the third oldest museum in Maine. Free/Fee.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Maine College of Art

522 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101. 207-775-3052. The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA) features leading-edge exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and new trends in contemporary art. Free.

L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History and Culture

Good Will-Hinckley, Route 201, Hinckley, ME 04944. 207-238-4250. Houses unique natural history and culture collections with exhibits portraying Maine natural history, Americana, art, archaeology, minerals, ethnology, and more. Fee.

Maine Aviation Historical Society
Maine Air Museum

98 Maine Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. 207-941-6757. Founded to collect, document and preserve the rich aviation history of the State of Maine. The museum building is a former Cold War Era missile assembly and maintenance facility. Fee.

Monhegan Museum

1 Lighthouse Hill. Monhegan, ME 04852. 207-596-7003. Displays a wide variety of exhibits relevant to the natural, social, industrial, cultural, and artistic history of Monhegan. Fee.

Nylander Museum

657 Main St., Caribou, ME 04736. 207-493-4209. A museum dedicated to the work of Olaf Nylander and the Natural History of the Northeast. Free.

Owls Head Transportation Museum

117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854. 207-594-4418. One of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. Free/Fee.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495. 207-725-3416. The museum collections include Arctic exploration gear, natural history specimens, and art and anthropological material, produced primarily by the Inuit cultures of Labrador and Greenland. Call to schedule tour. Free.

Penobscot Marine Museum

5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974. 207-548-2529. The principal exhibits focus on the industry of Penobscot Bay in the 19th century and illustrate what it was like to live and work on square-rigged ships. Fee.