We did a lot of outdoor activities while vacationing in Maine, but one day was pretty chilly and dreary so my husband suggested we check out the Oceanarium he read about. We were really curious about the entire process of lobstering - and what makes lobster so expensive in the Midwest
We arrived in the morning and were some of the first customers. We were told that the program was in 3 parts (4 if you take the nature hike).
We got a private lesson for the first segment --- a very interesting and informative talk on lobsters from the time the female becomes fertile to how lobsters are released into the Ocean when large enough. We enjoyed viewing the hatchery, the videos and charts. Very fascinating and informative!
The second segment was another speaker, quite a character who knew his subject! Also very informative and enjoyable.
The third section was probably my favorite-- we were shown various sea creatures and learned a lot about them as well -- and how they all survive and interact with each other. A tank had live subjects which we were able to touch and hold if we wanted. The instructor for this segment also very well informed!
Due to time restrictions we didn't do the hike and are sorry we missed it as the instructors sure were knowledgable and interesting to listen to.
I think the Oceanarium is a great place -- and do great work.
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