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Children’s Museum Announces 2012 Time of Wonder Award Winner & New Award Exhibit Ceremony

(Bangor, Maine)…Maine Discovery Museum, the largest New England children’s museum north of Boston, has announced the winners of the Time of Wonder Children’s Book Award, given annually to a book that captures the sense of wonder and imagination of the most enduring children’s literature. This year, MDM is also unveiling its new Time of Wonder Award exhibit.    Our 2012 Time of Wonder Children’s Book Award winner for 2012 is Toni Buzzeo, author of Lighthouse Christmas, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Press and public and welcome and encouraged to attend this special event.  

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Doodle 4 Google Exhibit at MDM

Maine Discovery Museum Exhibiting the Maine Doodle 4 Google™ 2012 finalists. Doodles to be displayed Tuesday May 22, 2012 until August 2012 at Maine Discovery Museum.

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Experience Nano at Maine Discovery Museum, MDM Selected to Receive Donated 400 Sq. ft. Exhibit.

Experience Nano at Maine Discovery Museum.Official Opening Tuesday July 17, 2012 at Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street Bangor Maine. Nano-Imagine and discover a world you can’t see! at Maine Discovery Museum. Nano is a new engaging exhibition for family audiences about nanoscale science, technology, and engineering (nano).  Join us to imagine and discover the nanoscale world –a world so tiny it’s too small to see! This 400-square foot exhibition includes hands-on, interactive exhibits that invite exploration of nano phenomena and real world applications and implications. To experience Nano for yourself, visit MDM during regular business hours and see how much fun You can have with Nanoscience.

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February at MDM: Don't Miss a Thing!

Monday, February 11, 2013Bangor, Maine. Maine Discovery Museum has been gearing up for another wild and crazy February Vacation week here in Downtown Bangor.  MDM will be open on President’s Day, Monday, February 18, 2013 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm but that’s not all! February Vacation Camp runs from Monday, February 18-Friday, February 22 and on Wednesday, February 20th, our Main Street Gallery opening of “CHINA: A Traveling Exhibit, 1903-1904”, sponsored by the Oriental Jade Restaurant, kicks off  the “Year of the Snake” here at MDM.  And, as a proud partner with the National Engineers Week Foundation, MDM has many “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” activities planned throughout the month.

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Healthy Vending Machines Arrive at MDM

MDM is proud and excited to announce the arrival of new healthy, natural & organic snacks and juices from Sprout Healthy Vending as well as Gluten & Dairy Free, Vegan and Kosher choices for families. Think you can't still get your cookie fix? Think again!

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Maine Discovery Museum names new executive director

The Maine Discovery Museum's Board announced recently that Niles Parker has been appointed executive director of the Maine Discovery Museum.

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MDM Does Summer BIG!

MDM is excited about the many diverse and educational activities and programs added to summer programing for museum goers and their families.

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MDM goes BIG for Art Walk, Open Late, Reduced Admission!

Maine Discovery Museum to host artists’ Nicole Pelletier, Rebecca Krupke & a 10th Annual Auction Preview Gallery for DBAC Art Walk,  special after hours admission price, all 3 floors open! Bangor, Maine.  Maine Discovery Museum will be participating in the next Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative (DBAC) November art walk on Friday, November 16, 2012 with two exhibiting artists and a preview gallery for the 10th Annual Auction & Dinner Gala, being held Saturday, November 17th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.  Additionally, MDM will open its doors after hours at a reduced admission of $5!

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MDM Receives Quimby Grant

Three nonprofits received $45,000 in grants from Quimby Family Foundation.

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Parents Night Out program returns, with new partnership in PTC.

Maine Discovery Museum and Penobscot Theatre Company Make a Night Out Affordable and Fun in Downtown for Parents & Kids.   MDM and PTC announce newest collaboration to add a new twist to an old program encouraging the arts and education.

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