Osher Map Library | MapPlay for Kids

Osher Map Library | MapPlay for Kids

What's New at OML

Digital Map Creator:

Create a Land

OML Educators are working on a new online activity, still under construction...
Test out our soon-to-be-released Digital Map Creator!

Winning Maps:

Contest Winner

Congratuations to the Winners of the 2014 Junior Cartographers Mapmaking Contest! This year's maps show imaginary continents in either the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. Check Out our Contest Winners!

VOTE: Which challenge should we use for next year's Mapmaking Contest?

    City of the Future (Current Votes: 21)

    Imaginary Solar System (Current Votes: 8)

    Treasure Maps (Current Votes: 19)

New Online Activity:


Learn all about the fantastical sea monsters medieval Europeans believed in!
Check out our Interactive "Monster" Map!

Current Exhibition:

Hand Drawn Map Exhibit

OML is pleased to present The Art of the Hand-Drawn Map. Hand-drawn maps are works of art. They are, by definition, unique and rare. They give us not only a direct and tangible link to past cultures and societies but more particularly an immediate connection with the very individuals who made, held, and used them. This exhibition explores the phenomenon of the hand-drawn map in the modern age of print.

The Art of the Hand Drawn Map will run from October 16, 2014 to February 26, 2015. Like all Osher Map Library exhibitions, there is no charge for admission and free parking is available in the USM parking garage.

Hours are: 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10am to 8pm on Thursdays; and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays. Please note that we are not open holiday weekends. To verify open hours, please check OML's online calendar or call us at 207-780-4850.

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