Celebrate the New Year on Sunday, December 31, with a special indoor seaside celebration! Meet real sea creatures like sea stars and anemones, create a sea star wand in the MakerSpace, and show us your best dance moves as we dance to summertime hits. Countdown to 2024 with a special sea star drop in CMTM’s Maddy’s Theatre. Activities and the sea star drop will be repeated throughout the day.
CMTM’s New Year’s Eve Indoor Beach Party is presented by Gorham Savings Bank and made possible with generous support from HP Hood. Additional support from Shaw’s Supermarket and Burr Signage.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, December 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Play Your Way, 9 am – 10 am. No snow date is provided at this time.
LOCATION: Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, ME 04102
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Activities are recommended for children and their families. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
TICKETS: General admission is $16, and all parking at Thompson’s Point requires payment. Snacks are included in admission. This is a block-out date for CMTM members. Members receive 10% off.
ACTIVITIES: Visitors can expect the following activities and more!
– Ocean Art: Science and art combine in this Ocean Art activity. Create an ocean-inspired piece using watercolors and crayons; watch your artwork transform into something unique to take home and help contribute to our large mural! Location: IDEXX STEM Learning Hub – 3rd Floor
– Sea Star Drop: Engage your imagination with the CMTM Acting Company at a spectacular sea star drop in Maddy’s Theatre as we count down to 2024. (Recurring) Location: Maddy’s Theatre – 1st Floor
– Sea Star Wishing Wand and Finger Puppets: Celebrate in MakerSpace by crafting & creating a Sea Star Wishing Wand and Sea Star finger puppets. Special materials will be available for designing your wand or puppet to help ring in 2024! Location: MakerSpace – 2nd Floor
TICKETING NOTE: This is a block-out date for CMTM members. Members receive a 10% discount. For more information about block-out dates, visit our membership page. Scholarship and All Access or Celebration Pass members can contact the Front Desk at 207-828-1234 or email@example.com in advance of the date to reserve their complimentary tickets, pending availability.
PLAY YOUR WAY: NEW YEAR’S EVER INDOOR BEACH PARTY: 9 AM TO 10 AM
CMTM’s Indoor Beach Party begins at 10 am for the general public. Play Your Way participants are welcome to stay past 10 am but note that it will become busy and noisy throughout the building.
Play Your Way is a special playtime for anyone who would benefit from a quieter, low-key play session at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine (CMTM), designed for families affected by Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or other challenges.
This morning, celebrate the new year with a special indoor seaside celebration! Meet real sea creatures like sea stars and anemones, create a sea star wand in the Makerspace, and have a summer-themed snack. Countdown to 2024 with a special Sea Star Drop in Maddy’s Theatre. Play Your Way offers families the opportunity to explore the Museum & Theatre, meet other families with similar experiences, and see if CMTM is the right fit for you and your family.
Play Your Way sessions are FREE, thanks to a generous sponsorship by The Miller Foundation, Mascoma Bank, & Sara Gideon.