The International Cryptozoology Museum REOPENS on June 1, 2020. Please plan to come at off-peak times, for we shall be strictly following the State of Maine guidelines by limiting admissions to five (5) people at a time. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and welcome back this unique museum experience with a first-hand visit.
Please note: The second floor/mezzanine of the Museum opens up to a 32-feet-high ceiling. We also will be keeping the outside doors open, and increase the flow of fresh air throughout the Museum. Hand sanitizing stations exist throughout. No-touch rules will be in place. Your education and experience in a safe environment is our goal. Enjoy the quest of cryptozoology.
PLEASE VISIT THE NEW CRYPTOSTORE™ online HERE
Order ahead and we will have your order for pick up.
Important 2020 Hour Changes for when we are fully open.
Open Year Round
Open 7 days a week from Sunday to Saturday, 11 AM to 6:00 PM
Last Admission 30 minutes before posted closing.
The World’s Only
ONLY Entrance OPEN
The main customers’ parking lot entrance is closed due to the building’s front door at Locally Sauced being locked. Please use the Amtrak side of the building (the North Side) door until further notice. If you are picking up products from the gift store, wear a mask and use this door.
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)
At Thompson’s Point…look for the 9 ft Bigfoot, near the parking lot. Then come around “back,” or take a bus or train, bike or walk, to the “back alley” entrance.
As a 501(c)3, nonprofit, we need your assistance to thrive.
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
Support the nonprofit and pick up souvenir selections at the Museum’s onsite CRYPTOSTORE™.
Our downtown location 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.
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 nonprofit 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.
Wish to come to the Museum free? 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. While we continue to look for a $100,000 grant to accommodate second-floor access for the disabled, please know we are fully accessible on our first floor. Speak to the staff on duty about a fee discount.
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See the Museum on Mysteries at the Museum, from the first year, 2010, through 2020, and on other programs since 2003. Loren Coleman has been featured on reality television from 1995 onward.
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.
Forbes spotlighted the Museum as a location to visit in Portland, Maine, in 2018. In 2019, we have been picked for “Best of Lists” published in United Airlines magazine, Boston Globe, Architectural Digest, Roadtripper’s Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and other publications.
We were picked for Fodor’s Travel “The 15 Weirdest Museum in the United States” on April 2, 2020.
Throughout 2017 -2020, Loren Coleman has been on Coast to Coast AM, Paracast, Darkness Radio, Beyond Reality Radio, Dreamland, Paranormal, SiriusXM, NPR, Binall’s America, 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 2017-2019. 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. During the summer of 2019, the Museum and/or Loren Coleman was on several programs speaking about Menehunes, Loch Ness Monsters, and other mysteries.
The International Cryptozoology Museum, founded in 2003, moved on July 1, 2016 from Downtown Portland, 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 and Christmas Day.
Continuing grant support is thanks to the
Efroymson Family Fund
Art at top and directly above thanks to Canadian cartoonist Ted Bastien; logo art and ICS okapi by Texas graphic artist Duncan Hopkins; outside Bigfoot statue by Pennsylvania wood carving artist Snuffy Destefano. The inside Bigfoot by Wisconsin taxidermist Curtis Christensen.