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Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

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Address: Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
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Fun. Low tech awesomeness, Americana and interactive education

This was a great stop. Went with twin 13 year olds and we all learned something and had fun. Its somewhat old-school, and almost feels like you're on a class field trip. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great stop. Went with twin 13 year olds and we all learned something and had fun. Its somewhat old-school, and almost feels like you're on a class field trip. You start with the lobster boat and learn about the process of lobster fishing, proceed to the hatchery building and then spend time at and interactive 'petting zoo.'... More 

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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife, daughter and I visited the Oceanarium on a July mid-day, and it was the best value for the money in our nearly two weeks in the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area. Our tour ($17 apiece) of about 2.5 hours included a presentation in a lobster hatchery, a nature walk, a presentation about lobster fishing, and presentation about various... More 

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Pecos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have a 6 year old & a 16 year old, it's hard to find activities we all enjoy but the Oceanarium was a hands-down family favorite! We all liked different parts but everyone enjoyed something there! The touch tide pool was really awesome we learned a lot about the critters in there! Did you know that sea-stars & urchins... More 

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Villa Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful for families with young children because they would get to see ocean creatures and be able to touch them and hold them. We learned a lot about lobsters and the different creatures of the sea. Hands on experience.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very knowledgeable and personable folks work here! They teach you about the sea creatures you are looking at, and the life of lobsters from eggs to adulthood is very fascinating! And if you are lucky, they will have some baby lobsters on hand when you visit! If not, they have photos and still explain the entire process!

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Orchard Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited the Oceanarium on July 21, 2015. There was a lot of good information about lobster fishing in Maine, and other forms of sea life. One of the best parts of the visit was the Nature Trail walk with Amanda - she was very knowledgeable about plant and animal life in Maine. I can recommend the oceanarium if you want... More 

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Allentown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am sure that many local people do not even know where this site is located.........or more importantly, what a major role this group of people plays in the future of Maine's lobster-catching!!!!!!!!!!! We learned SO much at this small site thanks to their staff members who are highly educated in what they are doing and TOTALLY dedicated in their... More 

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South Bend
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The kids enjoyed this and learned alot, even getting to touch some marine things...but it was very pricey for the entire family to go!

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Attica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The staff was the best part of the experience! Rachel was easy to watch and learn from. She knew the ins and outs of every aspect of the lobster hatchery! Highly recommend for couples, families, anyone!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Warning: if using a Garmin GPS you will get at least 3 or 4 different locations. the operating unit is on Route 3 as you enter Bar Harbor, but after 2 hours of Garmin directing us all over the island we gave up.

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Address: Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-5005
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor

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