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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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English first
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful video on how Puffins were reintroduced to the Maine Coast. Gift Shop has all things Puffin. Great for gifts & donations to continue this work to save the Puffins. Museum is easy to find on Rte 1N. Not far from Farnsworth Museum for easy parking.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stopped in with our 2 year old and watched the Puffin documentary. We stayed in the movie theater and our daughter explored the puffin habitat and had fun playing with the large puffin stuffed animals. We found the visit educational and informative.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is located on Maine street, and if you like puffins like we do, it is worth a stop. They have a movie explaining the project and the focus of bringing puffins back to the islands off the coast of Maine. Children can explore a puffin burrow and play with a variety of stuffed puffins. The gift shop is full... More

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Dumfries, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We didn't plan to visit, but we actually changed our plans to go after a great puffin cruise out of Boothbay and a recommendation from the Audubon guide on that cruise. The human-kid-sized puffin nest was what sold it. We saw a short, informative movie, daughter did a slide show thing on how to observe and record birds as a... More

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Mount Olive, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The center is small but free (although they have a donation jar). Has a well stocked gift shop and a very interesting video about how they re-populated the puffin populations. Really enjoyed it.

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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