Western Maine Play Museum!
Our mission is to inspire children, connect families, and build community through exploration, learning, and play.
The Western Maine Play Museum envisions a community that is engaged and empowered because it nurtures the potential of all children as well as the families who support them.
WMPM is a place where children are welcomed and validated in their learning and play. Despite the greater world’s uncertainty and struggle, WMPM seeks to be a safe place where children and adults are encouraged to explore new concepts, share of themselves, and trust in one another
Play is the foundation of learning. Through play, children begin to understand themselves and the world around them. WMPM respects and celebrates this developmental need by creating stimulating experiences and environments that are interactive, engaging, and fun.
WMPM will offer regular, focused learning opportunities on a wide variety of subjects, led by both the staff and community volunteers. These experiences will aim to provide information and exploration to engage children in a variety of ways that are stimulating and fun.
Children learn and remember best by doing, and by directly interacting with their environment. All children have different abilities, interests, and needs at each developmental stage, and WMPM is committed to providing every child with interesting and engaging hands-on interactive experiences to enhance their learning through play.