Museum Overview

November 2014

Please note that we will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th.

The International Cryptozoology Museum™

11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine 04101

Director: Loren Coleman

Assistant Director: Jeff Meuse


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*.


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 of over 35 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 choosen 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.