Maine Mineral and Gem Museum Ticketing Policies

  • Please do not touch our displays. Even clean hands can damage surfaces. There are a few special “touch specimens” throughout the Museum, you are welcome to touch these.
  • Food and drink are prohibited in the galleries.
  • Unless otherwise noted, photography in the galleries is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes only. The use of flash, tripods, and selfie sticks is prohibited.
  • Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. MMGM is a small museum. Please do not bring large items along for your visit.
  • Large umbrellas must be checked at the reception area. Smaller umbrellas may be placed in a protective bag supplied by the Museum and carried.
  • Service animals are welcome. Pets are not permitted in the Museum.
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere within the building.
  • MMGM staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. The Museum reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.
  • Please note that visitors to the Museum may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending, you grant the Museum permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
  • Weapons inside the Museum pose a potential threat to the safety and security of our visitors and employees, and firearms of any type are strictly prohibited at all times inside the Museum.

The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum offers complimentary admission to members, visitors 12 and under, and the following groups:

Reciprocal Museum Members
MMGM is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum program. NARM members receive free admission at the Reception Desk. Valid membership cards at the appropriate level are required. Please contact your institution’s Membership Department for details.

Members of the press with valid press cards may receive free admission for one. Please contact the Museum prior to your arrival. For press-related questions, please contact

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