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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

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Arctic Explorations

Nice small museum if you are interested in the topic. Was pleased to see the musk ox. Narwhal’s... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York

A small and specialized museum on the beautiful Bowdoin campus. It was very interesting and hands... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Poway, California
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Museum dedicated to two Bowdoin College alumni who explored the Artic.
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Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice small museum if you are interested in the topic. Was pleased to see the musk ox. Narwhal’s tusk was unusual.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

A small and specialized museum on the beautiful Bowdoin campus. It was very interesting and hands on. They had a paper with a scavenger hunt to keep the kids attention.

Thank maryaling
Reviewed July 16, 2018

It's located in a hall on Bowdoin college campus without much signage outside. Very interesting exhibit about the Peary Arctic exhibition. Also free but accepts donations.

Thank GBruz
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

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.

Thank Red B
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Stroupertrooper
Reviewed June 22, 2018

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

Thank MomRocco
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Great Opportunity to view some fascinating Arctic exhibits.Very authentic with a rare collection of artifacts.

Thank Merejo H
Reviewed March 24, 2018

It has a good display of native clothing and artifacts. There is very little about the actual polar expeditions.

Thank TankerSam
Reviewed February 1, 2018

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

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