Greater Bangor Museums and Exhibits 

The Greater Bangor Area is brimming with things to do, and the museum circuit should be on your list. Boasting a rich history, arts and culture, and fun for all ages our state has no shortage of interesting and eclectic museums for you to visit!

Maine Forest & Logging Museum: You will step back in time when you visit the Maine Forest & Logging Museum! This museum focuses on depicting a living history of Maine’s forest heritage with a settler’s cabin, a working mill wheel, and an authentic blacksmith’s shop.

photo of old lumber mill in autumn at the maine forest and logging museum

Zillman Art Museum: This museum is filled with diverse modern and contemporary art fixtures ranging in size, medium, and style. They house a multitude of events, workshops, and other educational functions.

photo of man and woman admiring artwork in exhibit at zillman art museum

Maine Discovery Museum: This museum maybe for the young ones in your life, but it is just as fun for the young at heart! Children have the opportunity to dig for fossils, explore the inner workings of the human anatomy, form their own band or create an astounding art piece. 

external photo of maine discovery museum building

The Rock & Art Shop/Sohns Gallery: This locally owned shop is home to a small gallery that often showcases local artists. Alongside this, they exhibit several cabinets of curiosity that house vintage taxidermy, precious stones and many other oddities enough to pique anyone’s interest!

photo of rock and art shop sohns gallery store space

Cole Land Transportation Museum: This museum is home to a large collection of preserved Maine land transportation machinery. From old cars to military vehicles, from railway cars to motorcycles and so much more Cole Land Transportation has a menagerie of machines of Maine’s past!

external photo of galen cole family land transportation museum

Emera Astronomy Center: Looking for an “out of this world” experience? Emera Astronomy Center is home to several space-centered events including light shows, music shows, and educational lectures. 

external photo of emera astronomy center building

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