Portland, Maine, Museum Named Among Best Family-Friendly Attractions in Nation
While Maine is home to some tremendous natural wonders like lakes, beaches, and hiking trails, not all of those activities are family-friendly year-round. In fact, for many families, it's difficult to find out-of-the-house activities that are both easily accessible and affordable.
Portland is home to plenty of activities that cater to adults looking to have a good time. From a slew of incredible fine dining restaurants to eclectic bars, concerts, and more, there's a reason Portland's streets are crawling with tourists for months out of the year.
But where do you take the kids? According to loveEXPLORING, you take the entire family to the Portland Museum of Art, which they named the best family-friendly attraction in Maine and one of the 50 best in the nation.
If you've never visited, the Portland Museum of Art is filled with over 18,000 pieces of artwork. Some famed artists on display include Andy Warhol, Winslow Homer, and Claude Monet.
While the timeless art may not be enough to capture the imagination of younger minds, the Portland Museum of Art features workshops and events that help connect the art with children of all ages. One of those events is Family Day, where a range of activities is pre-planned for families to participate in.
Speaking of ages, another amazing part of the Portland Museum of Art is that it's totally free to visit for everyone 21 years of age or younger. That was made possible through the generosity of Susie Konkel.
Portland Museum of Art also hosts Free Admission Friday from 4-8pm, which makes admission free for people of all ages.