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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-5005
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Ranked #20 of 26 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: The Oceanarium is a unique experience.  Lobstering is the lifeblood of coastal Maine, and (besides growing baby lobsters from eggs to a size that can... more »
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Elgin, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Want to learn about lobsters and see a big blue lobster, this is the place to go. Go and see lobsters from eggs to the size that they can be released.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was informative and learned a lot about how difficult it is for a lobster to survive till it can be caught and how challenging the job is for lobster fisherman.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This I thought was expensive for the tour but once inside I learned so much about the area and Lobsters it is a must see they even had a mother lobster there with eggs that you could see and the baby lobsters as well they then release these into the ocean to grow up. They had a lot of hands... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I haven't been here in several years, but this is a fun activity for the entire family. Kids love all the sea life and can also learn a lot.

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Joliet, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a rainy day so we decided to visit the Oceanarium . This was extremely informative about the Lobsters and the Eco system around Bar Harbor . The staff was very informative . The displays were great, even a lobster boat ! Almost everything was hands on which made it great for Kids . Don't Miss It !!

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Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

The staff are knowledgeable and very engaging. We learned a lot and found it entertaining as well. If you've been eating lobsters all week it is even more interesting to sea how precarious their existence is before they get to that size.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you have time be sure to stop . it takes about 2 hr.'s and is worth it .We learned a lot about Maine and the waters around it .

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When we pulled up to this place, we though, "This is going to be a dud." We went inside and were told that the cost was $14.95 per person for a 2 1/2 hour tour. Since we were there, we bit the bullet and paid the price. Let me tell you, it was worth every cent! While the venue consists... More

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Richmond, KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We loved the Oceanarium and it was so informative plus you could tell that the employees (or volunteers) loved their jobs. To see tanks of tiny newly born lobsters plus all kinds of live sea creatures and learn about them was really neat.

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Columbus
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We tried to go to this attraction on a rainy day with my family (Husband, 3 year old, and baby) and was told that it was three thirty minute talking presentations and that they discouraged kids under school age from attending.

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