When your little one wants to burn off some energy at the playground, but the weather doesn’t permit, Maine’s vibrant play centers are the perfect alternative. With safe, family-friendly, and even educational environments, enjoy everything from interactive exhibits at local museums to trampoline parks. Here are the best play centers in Maine.
Featuring countless hands-on and interactive exhibits and activities for children, the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is perfect for those rainy days. Not only will your kids exercise their bodies, they’ll give their minds and their senses of creativity workouts, too.
Maine Discovery Museum features a wealth of activities for kids of all ages. Science projects, hands-on and interactive exhibits and countless educational opportunities await them. The kids will be having so much fun, they won’t realize they’re learning!
Leave electronics at the door when you visit Kids Unplugged. Kids are encouraged to engage their imaginations. They offer a punch card that can be used for a number of open gym, gymnastics and other sessions. Check out the camp options, too.
Kids will have a blast at Get Air Trampoline Park. Smaller kids will love the kiddie pit, while those a bit older right through the teen years will love playing dodgeball, basketball, enjoying the Ninja Course and more. Bouncing uses up lots and lots of energy. Parents love to bring their kids to wear them out!
Part of the local Y and the Alfond Youth Center, Adventure Playland & Climbing Wall provides hours of indoor entertainment for children. The little ones will love the inflatables while the older kids will enjoy the rock climbing wall.
Featuring everything from an indoor trampoline room to a rock climbing wall, laser tag, a ropes course and more, Urban Air Adventure Park is perfect for those ages eight and up. Those seven and under may participate, provided they have the wherewithal to follow the park rules.
Perfect for small kids up to about age six, Children’s Discovery Museum has lots of interactive exhibits that encourage thoughtful play. They can exercise their artistic ability, climb a tree house and more. Parents must accompany their kids unless they’re signed up for one of the camp programs.
40,000 square-feet of indoor trampoline options await kids at Orono Trampoline Park. In addition to bouncing, playing games and more, they can jump in the foam pit or play in the arcade. There are no age limits for younger kids.