Most Popular Activities for the Whole Family 


Families will have a blast at the Emera Astronomy Center and the Maine Discovery Museum. Watch your children’s faces light up as they explore interactive exhibits and take part in hands-on activities. Rotating exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of nature, geography, children’s literature, music, art, science, and anatomy.

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Emera Astronomy Center

Public libraries in Bangor, Brewer, Orono, and Old Town provide plenty of activities for children, such as story hour and various craft projects. These are usually free events and a schedule can be found on the respective libraries’ websites.

Want some good, old-fashioned family fun? The Cole Land Transportation Museum is the place to see antique cars, planes, and trains and learn about the development of military tanks and helicopters.

If sports are more to your liking, take in a baseball game at Mansfield Stadium, a spectacular park built for youth baseball by famous author and Bangor native Stephen King. Sports lovers can also visit the home of the UMaine Black Bears on the University of Maine’s Orono campus. While you’re there, stop and visit the Emera Astronomy Center, a fascinating place to learn about the stars and our galaxy.

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University of Maine Hockey Game

Don’t forget that you can take your adventures outdoors! Rent a canoe or kayak and drop it into one of our many lakes and ponds, take a stroll along the Orono Bog Boardwalk, or ride bikes through the Bangor City Forest. Rainy day? Visit the Bangor Police Department’s museum and take a selfie with the “Marginally Famous Duck of Justice”.

Treworgy Family Orchards offers an authentic Maine family farm experience for guests of all ages. Whether you are enjoying the pastoral beauty of our working rural Maine farms or honing your navigation skills as you traverse the Corn Maze, you will find that a visit to the farm makes for an unforgettable day out.

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Experience the agricultural side of life with a visit to the farms at the University of Maine. Other local farms also welcome visitors, especially on Open Farm Day when people can visit, meet the animals, sample food, and learn how a farm works. Or take a step back in time at the nearby Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills. Learn how early residents of our region lived by experiencing Living History Days.

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The Greater Bangor Region is dotted with parks that both children and adults can enjoy, and many have swings, slides, and jungle gyms that will engage the kids for an afternoon. The Bangor State Fair, an annual event held in late July/early August, is one of the region’s greatest traditions where kids will love the carnival rides and food, all while checking out the fascinating agricultural events that make the fair a truly cultural tradition and great family fun.