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10 (or so) Fun Family Things to do Indoors in Maine

Maine is basically an outdoor playground, but some days you just want to stay inside with your family to beat the heat or stay cozy. Here are some great options for indoor fun:

Children's Museums The Children's Museum & Theater of Maine in Portland has three floors of interactive learning plus a kid-friendly theater in the basement with costumes on hand for impromptu play. At the multi-level Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, kids can perform and record themselves in a sound studio or explore interactive science labs and exhibits.

It's a Blast! Do you feel the need for speed? Head over to Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough where the whole family can race around the track in speedy karts for safe, heart-thumping fun. If you're inland, check out the indoor playground at Playland Adventures in Brewer. Adults with kids get in for free and are allowed on all the equipment, so you don’t have to sit on the sidelines while your energetic players have all the fun.

Rock Climbing Try Maine's Salt Pump Climbing in Scarborough and Evo Rock & Fitness in Portland, indoor climbing meccas with resources for adults and kids, beginners and pros.

Skating The Family Ice Center in Falmouth is open year-round and offers another variety of active indoor recreation. Or head to Portland to watch a bout with the Maine Roller Derby at the Portland Expo or Happy Wheels Skate Center.

Quirky Maine Fun Are you on the hunt for Mickey Mouse memorabilia? Rare and vintage comics? Hand-painted Lone Ranger posters? The Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, located in a 19th-century country roadhouse in Waldoboro, is the place for you.For something even more unorthodox, stop at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, the only one of its kind in the world. Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals and this small gallery is a treasure trove of the weird, obscure and mythic!

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