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The Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor reopens to the public

The museum is reopening after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Visitors must make an online reservation before proceeding.

BANGOR, Maine – On Thursday, the Maine Discovery Museum reopens to the general public after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The museum in downtown Bangor opened in January, but for members only.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the museum’s exhibits again, but there is a small change that comes with its reopening. Visitors must make an online reservation before proceeding.

“Hands-on, working with things, interacting with these exhibits is important for children to develop skills and learn to work with each other collaboratively,” said Niles Parker, executive director of the Maine Discovery Museum. . “We try to do shows on Maine as much as possible.”

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Parker tells the NEWS CENTER Maine that even with the doors of the museum closed to the public, they were able to continue educating children about subjects like science.

“One of the things we did during that time was create these interactive science kits that we shipped all over the country, actually,” Niles explained. “It was a way for kids to get their hands on science, learn more, and have fun doing it at that time.”

The Maine Science Festival also returns after a two-year absence. The festival is scheduled to run from March 16-20. It is a program of the Maine Discovery Museum and will include more than 70 events and activities, organizers told NEWS CENTER Maine.

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