Museum Overview


 The International Cryptozoology Museum™

Halloween Weekend 2016

We bring the Richard Saja-curated art show, “Monsters in America” to the Museum for two months. See it for $5 for each person during the opening weekend.


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 open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays), 11 am to 4 pm, with door closing at 3:30 pm. We are open every Monday holiday, unless noted otherwise on this site.

VISIT THE NEW CRYPTOSTORE™ HERE or on-site at the Museum.

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


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

Our Avon Street location has closed, as of June 21, 2016, forever. Ignore that address on out-of-date maps and websites.

Admission has not changed:

Adults: $10 per person

Seniors 65+:  $8 per person

Children 12 & under: $5 per child.

Babies (18 months or younger) in carriers or your arms are free, as long as they do not crawl or walk around.


Look for our sign at Thompson’s Point.

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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?


We still are paying off bills; donate to our moving fund. Or volunteer to assist as an intern for the summer/fall! Contact us here.

 Click HERE for a quick way to give a few dollars, whatever you can afford.

Our building and move are, in part, 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

Staff Member: Jean Tewksbury

Volunteers: Jean Tewksbury, Sarah MacGregor, Mae Johnson, and Dan Knight.

Volunteer/Board Member/Journal Editor: Jenny W. Coleman

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.


Questions, email:

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Loren Coleman on Finding Bigfoot, January 2016 and in repeats. See Loren and the Museum on Mysteries at the Museum, often, too.


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, and elsewhere. We have been on various radio news programs (WGAN, WPOR) regarding the giant snake cryptid sightings in Westbrook, Wessie. See more here.


See our unique exhibits.

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. We will be holding our GRAND OPENING over the Halloween 2016 weekend.

We are fully operational now but fine-tuning our collection to meet the needs of our newly constructed building and our new patrons.

Please sincerely appreciate that we have some work to do, and we are doing so, with your patience we are growing together. 


One addition to the newly re-opened museum is the hanging of original art from Loren Coleman’s 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 used in Loren Coleman’s appendix in Creatures of the Outer Edge (Warner Books, with Jerome Clark, 1978). 

Last updated on 10/26/2016.

Plan now for our Grand Opening weekend on October 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2016.

The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We may be closing early on Christmas Eve Day and on New Year’s Eve Day, so please come between 11 am and 2 pm.

All Photos: © International Cryptozoology Museum™