Experience the art of this generation and the next. CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programs are made to inspire and attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds. CMCA’s striking building, designed by architect Toshiko Mori, provides exceptional exhibition space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists connected to Maine. The CMCA Shop features a range of books, gifts and objects by primarily Maine artisans and designers.
Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum sits on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine.The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture.
At the Maine State Aquarium, they are all about hands-on experiences. The animals in their care are ambassadors for their species, all waiting to inspire you. Come get up close and personal with their fish and invertebrates, and increase your interest, care, and understanding of the ocean and its resources.
Relax with a drink and sample the freshest oysters on the 49-passenger River Tripper, or learn from experts about how to pair the sumptuous oysters with wine. Featuring a full bar and the world-famous oysters of Midcoast Maine, Teciani offers oyster farms and seal watching tours, happy hour and sunset cruises daily, and is available for private parties and functions. Sailing from Damariscotta, between Portland and Bar Harbor.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.
Offering alpaca walks, get to know the alpacas up close with a leisurely trek around the property, enjoy an alpaca yoga class in the grass during the summer months or, a yoga class in the barn with the alpacas as the backdrop. Rent the barn and the alpacas for your next party experience. Or, enjoy a farm visit where you can hang out with the alpacas, feed them, ask questions, and take lots of pictures! The world needs more alpaca joy.
The Chocolate Church Arts Center is mid coast Maine’s regional performing and visual arts center. For more than 40 years the Chocolate Church Arts Center has been offering a rich program of live music, gallery exhibitions, theatre for young artists, lectures and workshops.
Bonyun Preserve is conservation land managed primarily for the preservation of wildlife. The Preserve is open free of charge to the public from dawn to dusk. Easy, moderate and scenic 1.7 mile loop with dirt, forest floor and rocky ledge. No pets allowed. B.Y.O.B. Bring your own Bug spray!
Daughters highlights a collection of vintage clothing and independent, consciously made designers. the assemblage of clothing concentrates on timeless gender neutral womenswear and items that are sure to become wardrobe staples. daughters focuses on natural fibers and silhouettes that are minimalist modern.