Museum Overview

Special Announcement: Beginning February 10 and 11, 2017, the Museum will remain open until 6 pm (doors closing at 5:30 pm) on all Fridays and Saturdays.

Furthermore, during February School Vacation Week for Maine and Massachusetts, we will be open on Tuesday February 21, 2017.

We are routinely open six days a week (closed on most Tuesdays), 11 am until the door closes at 3:30 pm. We are open every Monday holiday (including Presidents’ Day), unless noted otherwise on this site.

VISIT THE NEW CRYPTOSTORE™ online HERE or at the Museum, on-site. Obtain Loren Coleman-autographed books and Museum collectibles.

Come view our new, permanently installed life-size sculpture by Kim Parkhurst (left) of Sumatra’s cryptid hominid, Orang Pendek (in the middle below).

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 The International Cryptozoology Museum™

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Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals, and you have discovered the world’s only cryptozoology museum.

We have a wide range of exhibitions from rare, one-of-a-kind scientific, zoological specimens to popular cultural homages to the relevant anthropological and psychological acknowledgements of the sightings and folk traditions to be found within hominology and cryptozoology.

As part of our scientific and education mission, we preserve native art to contemporary souvenirs. If you don’t understand why something is in our exhibits, please ask.

Directions. Hours. Days Open.

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The GPS setting for our Museum is
4 Thompson’s Point Road, #106
Portland, Maine
04102

There are expanded souvenir selections at the Museum’s onsite CRYPTOSTORE™.

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Our Avon Street location has closed, as of June 21, 2016, forever.

Please ignore the Avon address on out-of-date maps and websites.

Admission fees have not changed:

Adults: $10 per person

Seniors 65+:  $8 per person

Children 12 & under: $5 per child.

Babies (18 months or younger) in carriers or your arms are free, as long as they do not crawl or walk around.

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Look for our sign at Thompson’s Point.

Use the “back” or North entrance on Mondays.

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Did you know you can step off the Downeaster Amtrak train or a Concord bus at Portland’s nearby Transportation Center, and walk less than a fourth of a mile to our Museum? Or drive your vehicle right off I-95/I-295 and park in our ample lot at our Museum?

Volunteer to assist as an intern for the spring/summer/fall!

Contact us today here.

 Click HERE for a quick way to give a few dollars, whatever you can afford, to fund our expansion.

Our building and move were partially thanks to a grant from the

Efroymson Family Fund.  

Your assistance is very important.

Thank you.

Meet Our Key Staff

Director: Loren Coleman

Assistant Director: Jeff Meuse

Journal Editor: Jenny W. Coleman

Staff Member: Jean Tewksbury

Other Volunteers: Sarah MacGregor, Mae Johnson, and Dan Knight.

And you?

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We are open year-round.

Plan your day accordingly, and come midday to visit our unique gem in the beautiful city of Portland, Maine. Doors close promptly at 30 minutes before closing time.

Ours is the world’s only cryptozoology museum.

Explore our rare one-of-a-kind exhibits with a visit soon. 

At Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine, there is parking on-site near our new museum, in an exciting entertainment complex.

We appeal to all ages*.

WANT TO OBTAIN SOMETHING FROM OUR GIFT STORE RIGHT NOW, BUT THE MUSEUM IS TOO FAR AWAY – OR IT IS CLOSED?
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VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP HERE

We are a 501(c)3, nonprofit. We need your assistance to survive.

Please consider a donation.

Want into the Museum free, wish to join our dynamic team on future adventures, receive our future Journal, receive discounts on the in-museum & online gift stores immediately, get discounted admissions to our annual conferences?

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Join the International Cryptozoology Society!

Pick your level of membership: Student, Annual, Lifetime, Benefactor.

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We have to keep expenses within limits. We do not have a telephone number for that reason.

Questions, email: executives@cryptozoologymuseum.com

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Loren Coleman on Finding Bigfoot, January 2016 and in repeats. See Loren and the Museum on Mysteries at the Museum, often.

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Featured on the cover of The Bollard.

In 2014, the International Cryptozoology Museum was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the “Ten Weirdest Museums in the World.” In 2015, the Indian Times selected us as their #1 choice of “The Most Unusual Museums in the World You Will Want to Visit.” In 2016, we are featured in Outside Magazine, Mysteries at the Museum (x2), The Bangor Daily News, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, The Bollard, and elsewhere. We have been on various radio news programs (WGAN, WPOR) regarding the giant snake cryptid sightings in Westbrook, Wessie. See more here. News of our 2017 exhibits has been in the Portland Press Herald and Boston Globe.

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Visit our unique exhibits. Plan your summer trip and come to Maine.

The International Cryptozoology Museum, founded in 2003, moved on July 1, 2016, and is now OPEN at Portland, Maine’s exciting new location, Thompson’s Point. 

 

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The newly re-opened museum features highlights of Loren Coleman’s expeditions, investigations, and books. For example, above left is the Electric Sea Monster (Black Fish Bay, Puget Sound, Washington State, 1893), Anne Bernard’s original ink drawing for Loren Coleman’s Curious Encounters (Faber & Faber, 1985).  The Dover Demon (Dover, MA, 1977) pen sketch is by an unknown artist for Loren Coleman’s Creatures of the Outer Edge (Warner Books, with Jerome Clark, 1978). 

Last updated on 1/17/2017.

The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Check this page and weather forecasts before visiting.

All Photos: © International Cryptozoology Museum™