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Project Puffin Visitor Center

311 Main Street, Rockland, ME
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although we did not stay for the video, my husband and i strolled through this very informative center that explains the improving health of the puffin population. Great maps,brochures, web site info to view puffins during season. Lots of souvenir items. This center makes you appreciate the many people who are working to maintain puffin nesting sites. On my next... More 

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Felton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stopped by here thinking it was a town visitor center. Wrong! Very informative video on the Puffing Project and some very good info from the staff. Learned a lot about puffins as well as few other seabirds. Great stop if you are interested.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Puffin Centers off shore cameras provide a great view of the island nesting places for Puffins. Also enjoyed a movie which documented the effort to reestablish the Maine nesting sites.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

They have done outstanding work in re-establishing the Atlantic Puffin to the Bay of Maine. Good video and fund raising for a good cause. The puffins were almost extinct in the area and they took chicks from nearby islands in Canada and brought them toe the bay to establish a homing. The chicks make their way on their own and... More 

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Methuen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I did not know too much about the Puffins. The film was most beneficial and the question/answer session was intimate and worthwhile.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a great little place! Operated by the Audubon society, this is a neat place to learn about some of the seabirds of Maine, particularly the puffins. Be sure to see the video presentation to fully appreciate the work that has been done to restore the puffins to coastal Maine. we really enjoyed our visit here!

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Silk Hope, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We learned a lot about the efforts of scientist to rein habit the islands off the Maine coast with puffins by watching a fun 20 minute film. You can't help but love these water birds after hearing them and seeing them interact. Glad we stopped by!

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Meriden, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was the only one in the center at that time...there wasn't much that interested me...there was a video presentation but I didn't care to watch it alone.

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CAMDEN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you are as fond of these little sad-clown-faced sea birds as we are, you mustn't miss this excellent showcase for them. We especially like the hidden camera videos of daily life on the bird islands and the explanations of how the puffins live when they're in Maine. My grandkids especially liked it, and we plan to go out and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A small shop and theater to make visitors aware of the long- term efforts to save the puffin. Go to the back through the hallway to view the well-done video, then come back up front to buy a momento and donate to the cause.

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