Attractions & Information
The first and only of its kind in Maine, acting as a new educational and entertainment beacon for New England communities – the Portland Science Center – holds the most engaging and unique traveling attractions ever presented. Showcasing subject matter from education and STEM fields to cultural phenomena and the majestic marvels of the world, the Portland Science Center provides awe-inspiring exhibitions with a lasting impact.
Through our belief in the power of learning brought to life through entertainment, the Portland Science Center strives to create an engaging and sustainable exhibition center that serves the community and has a significant impact on audiences of all ages.
Utilizing renovated and reimagined space within the cultural hub of the Maine Wharf with over 15,000 square feet of premium exhibition space, the vision for the Portland Science Center is to be the prime “edu-tainment” venue to showcase the most successful exhibitions ever presented to the greater state of Maine and Northern New England.
The Portland Science Center is poised to serve as Maine’s leading destination for learning and exploration within the illuminating world of blockbuster exhibitions.
Currently on Exhibition
Journey into the exciting world of real pirates and experience true adventures that are more powerful than the stuff of legends. A National Geographic exhibition, Real Pirates displays genuine artifacts from the Whydah, an 18th century pirate ship that was found off the coast of Cape Cod in 1984 by underwater explorer Barry Clifford. Feast your eyes on priceless treasures of gold and silver—some you can actually touch. Get a close-up look at the real guns and swords they brandished. Even learn the steps pirates took to fire a cannon. Find out what it was like to be a true pirate, the code of conduct they lived by and the surprisingly democratic, outlaw society they created. Their stories have been told and retold. Their adventures have filled storybook pages and movie screens. Now, get the true tale of Real Pirates, only at Portland Science Center.