Museum Overview

The International Cryptozoology Museum™

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, May 24, 2015, we will be open from 11 am to 3:00 pm, in respect for the Moment of Silence at 3 pm for those who have fallen in the past.

Atlas Obscura Day

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, the admission will be $10 for everyone at the door, for Atlas Obscura Day, celebrated worldwide. The Museum is one of the special 80 Atlas Obscura Day sites.

The International Cryptozoology Museum™

11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine 04101

Director: Loren Coleman

Assistant Director: Jeff Meuse

Docent Coordinator: Jenny W. Coleman


The International Cryptozoology Museum™ is open, from 11 am to 3:30 pm, six days a week, including Monday Holidays. We are closed on Tuesdays.

Ours is the world’s only cryptozoology museum.

Visit our unique gem in the beautiful city of Portland, Maine, year-round.

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



We appeal to all ages*.

Join us for our International Cryptozoology Conference on January 4-5-6, 2016, in St. Augustine, Florida. Full details, click here
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Plan now.

Sign up for the conference (limited to 150 individuals), please click HERE.



Assist us with our development and continued survival.

Please consider a donation.


The vision of founder Loren Coleman comes alive…

Loren Coleman, Willow Creek, CA, 1975, with Jim McClarin’s redwood Bigfoot sculpture.

The mission of the museum is to share items cryptozoologically collected, since 1960, by Loren Coleman and gathered from other donators to his collection.

Our director, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, author/co-author/contributor of over 100 books, is someone you’ve seen in Bigfoot and cryptozoology documentaries and reality television programs, since 1969. This museum is his legacy, and was founded in 2003. For more on the history of the Museum, click here.

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All Photos: © International Cryptozoology Museum™

*The fact that our collection can be enjoyed by adults and children equally was acknowledged by the International Cryptozoology Museum being picked as one of the top five “Kid-Friendly Museums” in New England by Yankee Magazine.

We were voted #1 by the Maine Sunday Telegram’s Readers Poll for the “Best of the Best Family Event Location.”

In 2014, the International Cryptozoology Museum was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the “Ten Weirdest Museums in the World.”

The Museum is routinely picked for the “best of” lists – internationally. Please click here to read of other awards we have won.


Want to be a part of the ICM’s team? Visit our volunteer page.

Photography Policy
Limited photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Item by item photography of artifacts, replicas, evidence, and exhibits within the Museum is not permitted, due to copyright issues, as well as researchers’ and artists’ requests.  General long shoots of the museum or of members of your party are permitted. Photographs of the Museum artifacts and exhibitions may not be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner. By your taking of and posting on social media of your photographs, you give the Museum permission to employ your photographs for our historical, archival, and social media purposes. Please ask staff at the Museum if you have any questions. We routinely assist visitors in obtaining iconic images of you, your couple, your family, or your group in front of our Bigfoot. If you wish to have Loren Coleman or another staff at the Museum (when we aren’t too busy at the front desk) in one of the photos with you or with a cryptozoology fan in your party, do not hesitate to ask. Loren Coleman’s autographed photographs are available in the gift store for a modest fee to support our nonprofit Museum. Thank you.