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.
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.
4 Thompson’s Point Road, #106
Portland, Maine 04102
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.
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/
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.
We appeal to all ages. Families are welcome.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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/
Exchange Street & Old Port Shops (3 miles away): portlandmaine.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