Get ready to pack the family in the car for a fun new adventure because the Children's Discovery Museum of Central Maine is opening its new place this summer.

Located at 7 Eustis Parkway in Waterville, this kid-based museum will officially open its doors on July 11, 2024.

This comes nearly four years after the museum purchased the former historic church in 2020, according to the museum's website.

You probably remember the Children's Discovery Museum of Central Maine being in Augusta, which it was, for over 30 years.

That location closed in 2020 during the pandemic, and the museum stated that it "seized on the opportunity to find a bigger better space."

You can see a rendering of what the inside of the place will look like when fully completed below.

The journey to get to its new reboot in Waterville has been a long one of raising money, renovating, designing, creating new exhibits, jumping through tons of hoops and more.

But it looks like the wait (and all the hard work done on the big project) will be worth it for the little ones.

There will be a special member-only weekend June 21-23 if you can't wait for July.

The museum said on its website that the exhibit floor will have "many large, permanent structures that were carefully designed and are being crafted to represent each of the four distinct zones: River, City, Mill, and Rural."

You can take a look at the City Block exhibit below, which has two floors for play.

Wondering how much it costs? The museum says it will be only $8 for Maine residents.

It also notes that the exhibits are targeted toward "varying ages from 1 up to 10 years old," but most are for ages 2-5.

Will you be making the trip to see the new rebooted children's museum?

For more information, visit their website here.

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