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Address: 194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
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A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a...

A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.

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Great for kids

This place is great for the kids. It is much smaller than expected. But it is packed with all kinds of live fish. The kids can look very close into the tanks. There is also a pool... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
kuttfam
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not expect much .. if you do not have access to an Aquirium at home, give it a try. In good weather, the ocean view from the parking lot is good ... bring a sandwich

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for the kids. It is much smaller than expected. But it is packed with all kinds of live fish. The kids can look very close into the tanks. There is also a pool kids can get there arms wet and touch some live sea animals. Our children loved it ages 2,3,5.

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Thank kuttfam
Phippsburg, Maine
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98 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Limited exhibits. Not really worth the time. Only activities are for kids 5-10. The fish exhibits are few and not very well presented. The young people "manning" the exhibits were almost rude with people who asked questions and their knowledge of the exhibits was limited.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

My 2 and 5 year old kids loved this place. It's not huge, but the touch tanks and friendly volunteers sucked in the kids and adults and we lost track of time. Lobster presentation was also a great and informative time, the hands on component kept even my 2 year old riveted. Plus, the prices were awesome- I had to... More 

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Thank Trish W
Lisbon, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The place was beautiful !! The grounds offer picnic area and a fishing pier. The exhibits were very interesting but the building was small

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We thought a trip to the aquarium would be fun, and it was - for twenty minutes. The fish and sea life are mainly from the local area, but there just aren't too many of them. Might be a good place to take the kids, but really a rip-off for adults. Don't waste your time!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a one-room aquarium. It is very small but I really did enjoy visiting it! They had an interesting variety of creatures, including my favorite, a baby octopus probably five inches wide, as well as a huge lobster and a shark and ray touch tank. Outside, you can walk along a pier and if you desire, do some fishing.... More 

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Thank alxm13
Stillwater, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

A small but nice little aquarium where kids can pick up and touch the fish and other marine creatures. They can actually pet some nurse sharks.

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Thank rveldman2016
Conway, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went with family had a great time. It is small but we learned alot. Kids loved the touch a shark tank. Probably spent an hour there. Great views of harbor outside the aquarium.

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Cohoes, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

It's a good place they do a good job in the small place they have. Kids will love it very interesting. Lots of touch tanks and you get to touch a shark. Also a dock you can go fishing off of. All included in the price of admission.staff are excellent. Good for a hour or so.

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