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This Land Called Maine
12,000 Years In Maine
Maine Bounty: Woods, Sea And Granite
Made In Maine
Struggle For Identity
Gems and Minerals
You may take a virtual tour of the museum's exhibits by following the links above
Back To Nature:  A beaver gnaws a poplar tree in a scene featuring birds and animals active in winter.
Please click on an image below to learn more Back to Nature includes natural history scenes that show the changing seasons while featuring the habitats of many of the plants and animals found in Maine.
White- tailed deer in a summer forest scene A female harbor seal nursing her pup in the coastal scene A beaver gnaws a poplar tree in a scene featuring birds and animals active in winter. A red-tailed hawk perched on a slate outcropping beside a mountain stream A black bear and raven vie for a trout near a mountain brook A chipmunk depositing acorns in a burrow in preparation for winter This exhibit also features a display of Maine gems including tourmaline, Maine’s official state mineral. A large formation of an amethyst crystal from Sweden, Maine

 

Beginning July 1, 2009
The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Closed all state holidays and state government closure days.  In 2009, state government closure days are July 6, August 7, September 4, October 9, and December 24.

For more information, please call 207-287-2301 or TTY 888-557-6690 or check the museum website at: www.mainestatemuseum.org.