Plan Your Visit

Excited to see us? We’re excited to see you too! Planning your visit to the The International Cryptozoology Museum™ is easy. Our facility is located on Thompson’s Point. We are just a few minutes by car from downtown Portland where you can find many other attractions and hotel accommodations.

Hours & Restrictions (including COVID-19)

The International Cryptozoology Museum is open year round.

Open 7 days a week
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon ~ Thur; 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Fri~Sat; 11:oo AM to 4 PM, Sun
Last Admission 30 minutes before posted closing.


Address / GPS Data

4 Thompson’s Point Road, #106
Portland, Maine 04102


Our Building Entrance

Look for our sign out front, off the south parking lot, next to the 10 ft Bigfoot at Thompson’s Point. Our entrance desk is right inside, before the gift store and the exhibits.

The main customers parking lot entrance is the building’s front door for the Museum. Please wear a mask and use this door. You must wear a mask throughout your visit, maintain social distancing. Patrons taking off their masks will be asked to leave without a refund.

The Bigfoot sculpture is your key to what door to use.

 


Transportation

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?

Airport: (2.7 miles away) – portlandjetport.org/

Bus Lines (.3 mile away):  concordcoachlines.com/stop/portland-maine/

Train (.2 mile away):   traintomaine.com/station/portland

Portland Walking Trails: trails.org/our-trails/

Parking

At Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine, there is parking on-site near our new museum, in an exciting entertainment complex. Minimal parking rates apply with some free opportunities.


Age Restrictions

We appeal to all ages. Families are welcome.

Admission

Students, $5, up through and including 18, Mon ~ Thurs

Adults, $10, for 13+
Children, $5, for 12 & below
Babies, Free (in arms/strollers)

Because we are a nonprofit, we keep our fees low. Cash or credit cards are accepted (purchases over $5.00).

Gift Store

The gift store is open during normal business hours. We have books, trinkets, and loads of keepsakes that can’t be found anywhere other than in the museum and through our online store. Cash or credit cards are accepted (purchases over $5.00). Prefer to shop online? Visit the online store.


COVID-19 Restrictions

All visitors must have a mask and maintain 6 feet or more distance from other individuals not in their group. Masks must be worn at all times. No food is allowed in the museum.


Visitors’ Guidelines

Photography is allowed only at the Crookston and Black Lagoon exhibits. You consent to allow us to use your photos in social media and publications if you post your Museum images on social media. Professional photographers please check in with staff. No video, digital recording, or filming may occur in the museum without the expressed permission of the director.

Cell phones on vibrate are required of all guests. Talking on cell phones is not allowed, and you will be asked to leave, to have your conversation outside, and then granted readmission.

This is a formal collection and archival museum. Touching and handling of items is not allowed. However, we are a kid-friendly, youthful, and adult-oriented educational collection with many levels of enjoyable explorations being encouraged and possible.


Local Tips & Other Attractions (check to see if open due to COVID-19)

Restaurants

Denny’s (.7 mile away): dennys.com

Some (of many) restaurants and shops in the Old Port (3.3 miles away)

Otto’s Pizza (3 miles away): ottoportland.com

Two Lights Lobster Shack (Traditional Maine Lobster Shack) (10 miles away): lobstershacktwolights.com

Eventide Oyster Co. (3 miles away): eventideoysterco.com/

Old Port / Waterfront Area with many choices of cuisine (3 miles away): oldport.com

Coffee & Donuts

Tony’s Donuts (.5 mile away): yelp.com/biz/tonys-donut-shop-portland?osq=everything

Holy Donut (1.5 miles away): theholydonut.com

Tandem Coffee (2 miles away): tandemcoffee.com

Coffee by Design (2.5 miles away): coffeebydesign.com

Ice cream & Frozen Yogurt

Mount Desert Ice Cream (3 miles away): mdiic.com

Gorgeous Gelato (2 miles away): gorgeousgelato.com

Things to do 

Longfellow House (3 miles away): hwlongfellow.org

Portland Children’s Museum (2.5 miles away until they open at TP): kitetails.org

Portland Museum of Art (2.5 miles away): portlandmuseum.org

Victoria Mansion (2 miles away): victoriamansion.org

Cruises (3 miles away): cascobaylines.com & portlanddiscovery.com

Portland Headlight & Fort Williams Park (7 miles away): portlandheadlight.com & fortwilliams.org

Baseball – Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field (1 miles away): seadogs.com

Basketball – Portland Red Claws (1.5 miles away): maine.dleague.nba.com/

Fore River Sanctuary (1.5 miles away): trails.org/

Shopping

Exchange Street & Old Port Shops (3 miles away): portlandmaine.com

LL Bean and outlet stores (19 miles away): llbean.com , onefreeportvillagestation.com

Maine Mall (4.5 miles away): mainemall.com

Places to Stay

Inn at St. John (2 miles away): innatstjohn.com

Clarion Hotel (.5 mile): clarionportlandme.com

Morrill Mansion B&B (1.5 miles away): morrillmansion.com

Other great resources

Daily Events Calendar: calendar.mainetoday.com

visitportland.com

portlandmaine.com