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Project Puffin Visitor Center

311 Main Street, Rockland, ME
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Willingboro, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The center is tiny, but a nice short stop to make for a good cause. I didn't get to view the video since the staff was mainly tied up with a group of kids, but seeing the puffin-cam was neat.

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Guilderland, New York
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79 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The film in the back room is great, and it's fun to watch the live puffin cam up front. Very small visitor's center so not much to see otherwise. But we always enjoy a visit, adopting a puffin, and getting something in the gift shop.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The short film was very instructual. and introduced us to the efforts exerted to re-establish a Puffin colony on Eastern Egg Rock. We were sufficiently intrigued to take the boat trip out to the colony to see the Puffins "live and in color".

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Louisville, Kentucky
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Project Puffin Visitor Center was a rainy day activity for us. I knew it was going to be small, so my expectations were adjusted, and we really enjoyed our visit. The short film was educational, interesting, and entertaining. My 8yo daughters enjoyed burrowing in the Puffin nest and playing with the stuffed animals. It's nice that this is encouraged,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We just stumbled into this little gem, as it was raining. Anyone interested in wildlife and the ecosystem of Maine and enjoys a story with a happy ending will love this exhibit, though the story isn't really over....check it out,

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Hudson, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Puffin Project is a low key gift shop with a 20 minute educational video about migratory bird conservation and a man's vision to bring a species back. His work is now standard operating for other bird species. The staff are friendly and don't push for donations or purchases. We visited early May, and they were happy to chat about... More

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Grantham, NH
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Visit included a movie on the Puffin project where we learned quite a bit about these small bird, and their migrating habits. The movie gave us enough information that it made us more curios about them, and will look forward to taking a boat ride to search for them come the early summer,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A hole in the wall, but worth a quick stop. The gift shop in the front is unique BUT be sure to follow the long corridor back to their video room and walls of displays - that's what makes this a worthwhile short stop. The volunteers/interns are all passionate about their work and its contagious.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I arrived at the end of the day for this little treasure, and the wonderful person who worked there put in the video for just me. It was a very cozy place. I returned a week later to make certain that the Puffin I bought for my daughter came from this center.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Clear, wonderful telling of the tale of the Arctic Puffin and the heroic work to bring them back to offshore islands in the Penobscot Bay. Best to follow this with a cruise to see the Puffins live. but even without they have great video, exhibits and sound effects so you think your are on a small island with the birds.... More

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