Museum Overview


We are open all summer.

New Summer Hours from

Memorial Day

to Labor Day

Open Seven Days A Week From 11 AM to 6 PM. Last Admission at 5:30 PM.

The World’s Only 

Cryptozoology Museum!

Because we are a nonprofit, we keep our fees low.


Adults, $10, for 13+

Seniors, $8, for 65+

Children, $5, for 12 & below

Babies, Free in arms/strollers

Plan Now!

At Thompson’s Point…look for the 9 ft Bigfoot, near the parking lot.

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

Please consider a donation.

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

This version of Cassie was immortalized by Emily Diaz Norton in her beautiful sculpture, which you may find on display. Featured on Mysteries at the Museum in January 2019.


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.


We are a five-minute walk from the Portland Transportation Center, serviced by Amtrak and Concord Bus.


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

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

Our downtown locations have closed, as of June 21, 2016, forever.

Please ignore the downtown Portland addresses in old guidebooks, on out-of-date maps and incorrect websites.


Look for this sign at Thompson’s Point.

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 anytime! Contact us today here.

Thank you.


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, which are 30 minutes from the posted 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 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? Join the International Cryptozoology Society!


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

Questions, email:

See the Museum on Mysteries at the Museum, from the first year, 2010, through 2019, and on other programs since 2003. Loren Coleman has been featured on reality television from 1995 onward.

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.

In 2019, we have been picked for “Best of Lists” published in United Airlines magazine, Boston Globe, Architectural Digest, and other publications.

Throughout 2017 -2019, Loren Coleman has been on Coast to Coast AM, Paracast, Darkness Radio, Beyond Reality Radio, Dreamland, Paranormal, SiriusXM, and many other podcasts and radio programs.

News of our Museum has been in the Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Portland Press Herald and Boston Globe in 2017. We were featured in the New York Times on February 1, 2018, as one of the five places to visit in Portland, Maine. During January 2019, the Museum was featured on three separate episodes of Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.


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


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

Unlike some nonprofits, this Museum is open Mondays.

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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

Efroymson Family Fund

All Photos: © International Cryptozoology Museum™
Last updated on 06/12/2019.