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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

Address: Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Bar Harbor
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Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
133 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to Mount Desert Island Oceanarium. Interesting displays coupled with a really interesting and humorous presentation by the senior staff member which had the kids (small and big!) enthralled. Recommended.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great for learning about lobsters and local sealife. Great for kids and families...very convenient..nice visit.

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Owned by a couple from Southwest Harbor, David & Audrey Mills, they know their stuff! We had the 3 tour choice. First Audrey told us all about some of the smaller ocean creatures in the area. We learned about sea urchins, sea cucumbers, horseshoe crabs, and sea stars (star fish). She also allowed you to touch or hold some of... More

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My 8 year old loved it. People are very knowledgeable. Better for younger kids - although my husband loved the Lobster hatchery tour

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Massachusetts
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect as the website is minimalist. Some kid-friendly stuff, but some of the talks/videos might be too long for young kids. Very educational, some hands-on stuff for the kids. We skipped the marsh walk, and just did the building tours, which take about 90 minutes.

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Elgin, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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