These are pictures from when we visited the Peary Arctic Museum and walked around Bowdoin College Campus. The picture of the building is The Walker Art Museum. I HIGHLY recommend both of these museums is you have kids as they are small but chock full of good info.
The Peary Arctic Museum is currently preparing a new exhibit until April 2008! the lady insisted they were not closed, but I’m sure most people would be disapppointed as there are only 2 or 3 cases to look into and the two major parts are being worked on… so you’ll have to wait until April if you want to see anything good.
The Walker Art Museum has been closed forever for renovations. I visited this one many times before it closed. I liked many aspects of the museum before better… for starters you would walk up this wonderful set of stairs you see in the picture between the lions. When you entered it was very dark and it took a few minutes to have your eyes adjust to the ambient lighting. No more… now visitors enter through a side building made of glass, possibly imitating the Louvre’s pyramid (creepy). You can walk down a long flight of stairs or take the elevator down. The fact that the new structure is made of glass and the grey tone and stone makes the hole thing feel sterile. The good thing about the renovation is there is a lot of beautiful new space. Very high ceilings and wonderful lighting showcase every wonderful piece on display. My family and I attended the opening and there were some wonderful worksheets with some great activities and information. Highly recommend this one if you’re in the area.
Both the Walker Art Museum and Pearly Macmillan Arctic Museum are on Bowdoin College Campus in Brunswick, Maine.