International Cryptozoology Museum Overview

The north entrance to the Museum at Brick North, Thompson’s Point, Portland, Maine.

The International Cryptozoology Museum is OPEN! Please plan to come any time you wish, seven days a week, 11 am to 5:30 pm. For your safety, we shall be strictly following the State of Maine guidelines by providing plenty of room, without any big crowds this summer. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and enjoy this unique museum experience with a first-hand visit.

Also, we are slowly rolling out the “Sasquatch Revealed 2020” artifacts and signage. Take your time, and soak in your view of these new items at the Museum throughout the summer. [

Please Note: On August 1, 2020, the giant 9-ft-tall skeleton will be on display, and throughout the coming months, various items will be installed in the Museum. Also, during the next weeks, the ICM will be expanding in spatial volume, as we “stretch our legs.”

Paul Smith
Paul Curtis
Paul Smith
Maili Bradley and Paul Curtis

The International Cryptozoology Museum wishes to thank the contributed design and art of Paul Smith, Paul Curtis, and Maili Bradley for input, labor, and amazing breakneck creation of the elements going into the above. Look for posters and teeshirts produced during the exhibition.

For your safety: The second floor/mezzanine of the Museum opens up to a 32-feet-high ceiling, and is airy. Hand sanitizing stations exist throughout the Museum. No-touch rules will be in place. Please refrain from taking photographs, except in front of the “Crookston Bigfoot,” so there will not be clusters during your tour. Your education, exploration, and entertainment in a safe environment is our goal. Enjoy the quest of cryptozoology.

Visit our CryptoStore & consider donations, for we remain open online all the time.


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 

Cryptozoology Museum!

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)

Plan Now!

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
Portland, Maine

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.

Thank you.


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.

Questions, email:

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.

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.

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.


Visit our unique exhibits. Plan your vacation trips and come to Maine.

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

All photography and art: ¬© International Cryptozoology Museum™
Last updated August 1, 2020.
Remember, for ease of entry, go to the opposite site of the building from the parking lot and Bigfoot sculpture.

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.