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I would not drive a distance for this museum but if your are i neighborhood, it's worth a whirl. It's free and small and, obviously, specialized. It has items related to the region. Model o ice core as especially interesting. It's confined to one floor...More
A bit hard to find because we didn't know the Bowdoin geography, but staff "talked us in" as we drove around. Lots of historical pieces and information. Reminded me of museums before computers. A really nice stopping place along the way.
Stopped off at Bowdoin College to check out this museum in particular. It’s a beautiful campus, with lovely mature trees and architecturally interesting buildings. Our family had just gotten done watching ‘The Terror’ which was a tv show about a British naval expedition to find...More
We visited on the day of the Bowdoin staff picnic and so got to the museum just as a staff member was locking up. We came back a couple hours later and were generally disappointed as there really wasn't an opportunity to ask staff anything...More
The Arctic Expedition museum is free to walk in. It isn't a ton of floor space, and won't take long if all you want is a cursory look. However, the Eskimo and expedition artifacts are exquisite. The period photos are riveting. It made me proud...More