Discovery museum

Maine Discovery Museum announces eight weeks of summer camp

BANGOR – Maine Discovery Museum will open for summer camps in July and August. This summer camp is offered to our friends ages 5-10 and will run Monday-Friday July 6-August 27 with different themes each week plus two bonus weeks for kids ages 8-12 when camp the Maine Discovery Museum’s summer will end. off the beaten track and in nature! In partnership with Fields Pond Audobon and Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, our offsite sessions begin August 2-13.

“We are so excited to be able to discover, learn and play together again! It’s been over a year since we’ve welcomed our friends to play and learn in our museum and we miss you very much! We invite our old and new boyfriends to join us and sign up for our amazing and fun summer camps that BOOST summer (and Zoom!) brain drain with amazing science labs, mind-blowing experiments , creative building activities, colorful art, reconnecting with our living animals, and finally lots of play in the museum! Can’t wait to see you!” said Trudi Plummer, Director of Education

Full summer camp program descriptions, tuition and online registration available at https://www.mainediscoverymuseum.org/activities-and-programs/camps/summer-camps.

All museum staff will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of camp.

Prior to fully reopening to the general public (date TBD), we will be performing important safety updates to our HVAC/infrastructure and exhibits and allowing more time for more children and families to get their COVID shots -19.

“Since the core demographic of our visitors cannot yet get vaccinated (ages 2-12), we are taking all the safety precautions we can as we reopen our camps and continue to provide important improvements to our building systems and exhibits. We are pleased to offer in-person camps and expand our Discovery Kits as we keep the safety of our young visitors at the forefront of our mission,” said Niles Parker, Executive Director.

“The reopening of the Maine Discovery Museum has been on our minds every day since March 16, 2020. We miss the sounds of children playing and the coming together of our community. We are grateful for everyone’s patience as we redesign our many touch exhibits. Our staff have shown incredible courage and resilience, wasting no time in providing hands-on learning opportunities for Maine children and families. We are honored to be part of this community and look forward to reopening our doors. We appreciate everyone’s continued support. If you are able to make a contribution to help us recover and reopen, please visit mainediscoverymuseum.org and click donate. No amount is too small, we really can’t do it without you,” said Autumn Allen, Director of Museum Services.

If you can’t make camp this year, you can always bring yourself some Maine Discovery Museum programming with STEAM-based Discovery Kits and Anniversary Discovery Kits — with new kits every month. Available for purchase at http://www.discoverykits.org.