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“Mom & Pop” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Desert Island Oceanarium

Mount Desert Island Oceanarium
Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-5005
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Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Aquariums
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Saranac Lake, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mom & Pop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Unless you're starved for something to do, I wouldn't waste the money on this. It's very simple and I suppose maybe childern would enjoy it more, but, only takes about 1/2 hour to tour.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Bar Harbor Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

While visiting Bar Harbor we wanted to ensure we stopped at the Ocenarium because our friends had raved about their visit this past year. We walked into the building and were warmly greeted by the owner and staff. They were so friendly from the moment we arrived. We proceeded to have a lengthy conversation with the owner about the lobster industry in Maine that was so informative. The lobster hatchery was extremely interesting. Our favorite part was the discovery pool where we got to see and touch starfish, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins and all kinds of fun specimen. The lovely woman teaching us all about these creatures was delightful, humorous, was full of facts and encouraged crowd participation. I highly recommend visiting the Oceanarium whether you are traveling with kids or on your own.

Visited September 2012
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We found this wonderful treasure after spending 2 rainy days in September in Bar Harbor. The owner and his wife are extremely knowledgeable and spent lots of time answering questions. My husband is a retired science educator and we go to the coast of NC often. These two folks were entertaining and dedicated to preservation of the oceans. They added to what we know from our area. What a treat!

Visited September 2012
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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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“Lobster Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Lobsters, what is being done to insure a larger survival rate and what the challenges are related to increasing the population. The show and the talk were very informative as well as entertaining. We're glad we went.

Visited October 2012
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Farmington, Me.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“learn about lobsters & touch sea creatures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

It is a great place to see baby lobsters & learn the life cycle of a lobster. Also the children can touch sea creatures and learn about them. The whole family will enjoy the time spent at the Oceanarium. I was 70 years old when I went to the Oceanarium and I learned a great deal about
lobsters and sea creatures. The children will enjoy the touch tank.

Visited July 2012
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