The super-duper science-filled boredom-blaster

for creative and curious kids from Bangor's

Maine Discovery Museum!

What will you discover?

Cultivate curiosity with

Maine Discovery Museum’s

Discovery Kits!

Discovery Kits are

  • Full of multiple STEM discoveries

  • Serious science play

  • Open-ended

  • Imaginative and creative

  • For multiple children

  • For multiple explorations

  • Easy to set up, easy to do 

  • Just challenging enough for serious science work

  • And always fun

Each Kit Includes:

  • All materials and tools

  • Easy-to-follow instructions

  • Science facts and resources

  • Additional activities and fun surprises

  • Hours of fun and wonder

Sample of easy-to-follow instructions included with each activity in each Discovery Kit!

Coming soon!

Maine Discovery Museum has missed over 350 in-person birthday celebrations over the last year! Each of our friends has turned another year older since we last visited with you. Thinking of all the fun we've missed inspired us to create something special for the year ahead. In honor of our 20th birthday, MDM is launching birthday edition Discovery Kits. We don't want to miss any more opportunities to celebrate the amazing kids in our community. Available soon!

Here at the Maine Discovery Museum, we like to think of March as science month! The Maine Science Festival - the first and only festival celebration of science in Maine, and MDM's largest program - is usually held over five days in March. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MSF won't be able to be held this March. The MSF will be holding online forums for our high-school-and-up audience from January through March. And for our younger audience, the MSF is taking over the Discovery Kits! You'll learn about some of the remarkable scientists working in Maine, and have fun-filled science activities to explore:

Discover the most colorful science around! Create colors with chemistry! Turn light into rainbow colors, extract colors from candy, bugs, and tea! Meet invisible colors that only show up in a special lab!

April’s Discovery Kits take a deep dive into Oceans Full of Wonder! Imagine life in coral reefs and deep-sea ditches! Make a whole little underwater world, explore the deep blue sea with cool seashell experiments and wearable art, conduct a mini diving submarine test, and turn vegetables that grow in the ocean into sea slime!

Out of This World

SOLD OUT! Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are! Are you a red giant, white dwarf, or a distant sun orbited by planets full of alien life forms?

Have you ever looked up at the Milky Way and wondered? We have the Discovery Kits for you! Imagine and create a whole space station, moon base, or even colony on Mars!

Have a blast with a gravity-defying experiment. Make a dazzling comet toy, and test your space survival skills with a doozy of a challenge!

Magical Fantastical

SOLD OUT! Calling all aspiring magi-scientists! Explore nature’s most mythical creatures both real and unreal and some serious science magic! If you ever wondered if unicorns and dragons could be real this kit is for you! Study and compare amazing animals and build a model mini habitat. Try some cool experiments that might look like magic….but only if you don’t know science! Use your imagination to make glowing unicorn lanterns, dragon friends, and turn the whole box into a magical castle!

Gingerbread Houses

SOLD OUT! Assemble a beautiful, whimsical gingerbread house baked with fresh, local ingredients from an authentic Bavarian recipe. Make it your own with additional gingerbread cookies and pieces! Decorate your gingerbread house with quality candy and fresh frosting!
Explore the E in S.T.E.M. with construction engineering and architecture experiments using…gingerbread!

Stay tuned for more kits!


$39.99 each

Curbside Pick-up at MDM available

Delivery/Shipping option - $10  


Email Autumn Allen



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Maine Discovery Museum

74 Main Street

Bangor, Maine 04401

Ph: (207) 262-7200

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