Education

Above and beyond our rotating interactive exhibitions on local art and history, the Brick Store Museum produces year-round educational programs for children, families and adults to carry out our educational mission in our region. Learn more below.


Families & Kids

Special Events

Themed activities, workshops, and other programs offer year-round enjoyment and learning for all ages. View our full calendar of events to learn more.

Family Membership Benefits

Help share the stories of our region with others and enjoy a year of exclusive, money saving, family fun – all with free admission year-round; 10% of the Museum store; and early registration for great events. Become a member today!

Early Morning Openings

Every Thursday morning from 9:00am to 10:00am (unless otherwise noted via Facebook), the Museum opens one hour early specifically for families and children to explore the Museum at their own pace. Tickets are $2 for the entire family (up to six).


Adult Learning

Special Events

Themed presentations, workshops, concerts and other programs are offered year-round to explore a variety of topics. View our full calendar of events to learn more.

Third Thursday Talks

Lecture on a different topic every third Thursday of the month (except November & December). View our Third Thursday page to learn more about upcoming lectures. Every Third Thursday Talk is free to members; $10 general admission.

ThirdFriday Kennebunk ArtWalk

Explore the downtown area every third Friday from June through September during the ArtWalk. The Museum joins a collection of downtown galleries and museums to stay open from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, with free admission!


Groups & Field Trips

Field Trips

Area schools are invited to the Museum for free, thanks to our generous Business Partners. Please call the Museum at (207)985-4802 or email info@brickstoremuseum.org to discuss needs for your upcoming field trip. We would be happy to work with your curriculum guidelines to create thought-provoking and interactive educational experiences at the Museum. 

Please be sure to schedule your visits at least one month in advance, so that the Museum has time to schedule education volunteers for your class.

Current Program Offerings: The Civil War in Maine; Shipbuilding in the Kennebunks; the Industrial Revolution

Educational Tour Groups

The Museum welcomes “learners” of all ages. We can create specific presentations, timed tours, or arrange a private viewing of exhibits for your group. Please visit the Group Tours page to discover more!


Book a Speaker

Bring the Museum to You!

Museum staff and volunteers are knowledgeable in a variety of history and art subjects, and look forward to shaping a program that will fit your needs.  

Please be sure to contact the Museum as soon as possible; our event and program schedule fills quickly! When requesting a speaker, please have the following information available: date and time of event; location; contact person; topic needed; and information about your organization. Unless otherwise noted, the Museum representative will bring projector, laptop computer, and projection screen (if needed).

Speaker Program fee: $50.00 (within 30 miles)

The Museum staff is happy to put together a presentation on the topic of your choice. However, please see the below menu for already-formatted presentations:

  • “Impressions of a World Traveler”: Early 20th Century Travel Photography of Edith Barry
  • So You Think You Know Kennebunk?
  • Shipbuilding in the Kennebunks
  • Tales from the Collections (featuring an assortment of artifacts)

Teacher Resources

Curriculum Kits

The Museum takes pride in its over 70,000 artifacts that tell the story of this region’s culture, history and art. We are currently developing Curriculum Kits for teachers and educators to borrow from the Museum to employ these primary resources in their own classrooms. A kit menu will soon be listed on this site – stay tuned!

Do you have any suggestions for these kits? What do you need in your classroom? Let us know by emailing us at info@brickstoremuseum.org.

Field Trips

Area schools are invited to the Museum for free, thanks to our generous Business Partners. Please call the Museum at (207)985-4802 or email info@brickstoremuseum.org to discuss needs for your upcoming field trip. We would be happy to work with your curriculum guidelines to create thought-provoking and interactive educational experiences at the Museum. 

Please be sure to schedule your visits at least one month in advance, so that the Museum has time to schedule education volunteers for your class.

Current Program Offerings: The Civil War in Maine; Shipbuilding in the Kennebunks; the Industrial Revolution


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Museum Interns

The Brick Store Museum takes special pride in helping future curators, directors, conservators, educators and collections managers build their resume with real-world experience in the museum field. Over the years, these young people have gone on to work in major museums and universities throughout the country. 

At the Brick Store Museum, interns have managed everything from collections data entry, to artifact documentation, to coordinating special events, to special research in our archives, to writing educational programs and carrying out the Museum’s mission. Interested in becoming an intern at the Museum? Visit our Internship page.

Because of their nonprofit status, most museums are unable to offer students paid internships. Though the Brick Store Museum has a tight budget, we feel it is important to support students’ goals through rich experiences and a stipend that will help defray costs of living in the area during the summer. Your support of the Museum’s Professional Development Fund will go a long way to helping young people work in the field and earn enough to pave their way. 

If you would like to sponsor an intern for the summer, please begin by visiting our Network for Good page and entering your donation amount. Please write “Sponsor an Intern” in the “Designation” section and complete your payment information online. If would like to mail your donation, please address it to: Brick Store Museum, Attn: Professional Development Fund, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. 

Suggested Donation Amounts:

  • $20.00 – day sponsor
  • $50.00 – week sponsor
  • $100.00 – month sponsor
  • $300.00 – annual sponsor
  • $1,000.00 – three-year endowed summer fellowship (in your name)

The Brick Store Museum’s educational programs are supported by private donors, Museum members, Business Partners, foundation grants, and corporate sponsors. Please consider supporting our educational mission into the future by clicking on the links above for more information on how to help.