Museum Overview

Open on Monday, May 29, 2017, Memorial Day, from 11 am to 3:30 pm.

Come visit the Museum…as we are open every day but Tuesday.

Plus try us late on Friday and Saturday, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.

Regular Hours:

Sunday & Monday, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Closed

Wednesday & Thursday, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 5:30 pm


Adults, $10, for 13+

Seniors, $8, for 65+

Children, $5, for 12 & below

Babies, Free in arms/strollers

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

Come view our permanent exhibits, such as this 1941 Ruby Creek, BC site evidence artifact.

 The International Cryptozoology Museum™

Plan Now!

Join us Labor Day Weekend 2017 for

the Second Annual International Conference

in Portland, Maine

Details here.


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

Please ignore the Avon address on out-of-date maps and websites.



Look for our sign at Thompson’s Point.

Use the “back” or North entrance on Mondays.

TP Logo Yeti

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?


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*.



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?


Join the International Cryptozoology Society!

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


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

Questions, email:


The Museum’s artifacts are routinely shown on several documentary television programs.

See the Museum on Mysteries at the Museum, from the first year, 2010, through 2017, 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.

News of our Museum has been in the Los Angeles Times, Financial TimesPortland Press Herald and Boston Globe in 2017.


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. 



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 05/21/2017.

Unlike some nonprofits, this Museum is open Mondays, but will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Check this page and weather forecasts before visiting.

Please visit our online gift store, in the meantime, HERE.

All Photos: © International Cryptozoology Museum™