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George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History

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Address: 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5395
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Description: The George B. Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and...
The George B. Dorr Museum features dioramas of coastal Maine wildlife and a tide pool tank that houses a variety of live sea stars, hermit crabs, snails and other marine creatures for visitors to touch and observe. Our exhibits showcase work by College of the Atlantic students and are fun and educational for all ages. Our Mission Statement: The George B. Dorr Museum promotes student learning in natural history and its role in human ecological study at College of the Atlantic. The Museum fosters student work in collections, educational programming, and exhibitions in order to deepen public understanding of the relationships among the natural, social, and built environments.
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Great place to spend an hour or two with the kids

We really enjoyed spending time here with the kids. We kind of lucked into it when our whale watching tour was canceled, but boy are we glad we did. The variety of animals was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed spending time here with the kids. We kind of lucked into it when our whale watching tour was canceled, but boy are we glad we did. The variety of animals was very nice. No admission fee - donation only.

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We read about the Natural History museum on Trip Advisor and we're so glad we decided to make it one of our stops. The grounds themselves are beautiful, offering a wonderful view of the harbour. If you have an opportunity, take a picnic as there are lots of lovely spots to enjoy it. The day we were there there was... More 

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Small museum but informative. Only problem was I had questions and the only worker just kept talking to someone about the College of the Atlantic where she is a student and I did not get my questions answered.

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Northeast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was impressed with the exhibits. There is a lot of taxidermy, which I didn't think I would like, but it is so well done. My son really enjoyed it as well. Good overview of the wildlife and natural history of Mount Desert Island.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a great little museum, very well done exhibits by the CoA students. Many exhibits were able to be touched, which we loved. Quiet place and very informative. Nice little gift shop as well.

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Chesterfield NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is located right on the grounds of the College of the Atlantic. This is run by Students and give a great view on the marine life and animals that are located in the area. The students that run this museum are well informed and very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A fantastic small museum highlighting the flora and fauna of MDI. They do a great job of sharing their knowledge and expertise. Very friendly and helpful staff, especially at the "touch tank."

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was an informative little museum located on the campus of the College of the Atlantic. There is a lot of information on the flora and fauna of the area and the taxidermy is interesting. A lot of the taxidermy on display were animals I'd never seen before. There is also a little tank full of starfish that you can... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This museum is at the College of the Atlantic. It has lots of stuffed animals that are indigenous to Mount Desert Island. Doesn't take a long time but it's worth a half hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We'd read the good reviews, so we made the short drive (perhaps 2 miles from our hotel in Bar Harbor) over to the College of the Atlantic and chose a likely entrance. We found the small museum (very subtle signage) and parking not too far away. They have a number of good exhibits -- by the students -- of local... More 

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Address: 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5395
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor

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