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Project Puffin Visitor Center

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Address: 311 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
Phone Number: 2075965566

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Cute little gift shop with everthing Puffin! A nice hands on exhibit in the back room for kids

Everything Puffins---loads of souvenirs!! Great room out back with live Cam recorder of Island where Puffins nest. Hands on for children and great staff that can answer any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Phyllis T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything Puffins---loads of souvenirs!! Great room out back with live Cam recorder of Island where Puffins nest. Hands on for children and great staff that can answer any questions

Thank Phyllis T
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here because of the reviews I read in Trip Advisor. It is a small place but very interesting with a very good film on the Puffin Project. You will learn about other birds too, but the puffs are the stars. This would be great for kids. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank huntejk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

just a small place but it had a nice movie to watch. Gave lots of information about reintroducing the puffins back to the Maine islands.They had info about boat trips you could take out to the islands. They are looking for donations to help the cause.

Thank karenbK6888LN
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way up the coast of Maine when Hubby spotted the small Puffin Project Visitors Center in Rockland and we screeched to a halt. My first sight of one of these colorful stocky animated birds was in Alaska, from a boat taking pictures of a Puffin flying beside us and I immediately fell in love. Project Puffin... More 

2 Thank Rebekajean
Hillsdale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Project Puffin is a long-term attempt to re-establish puffin colonies on several islands where they once bred off the Maine coast. It appears to be affiliated with the Audubon Society. It has a little visitors’ center in the middle of Rockland. I spent some “free time” at their Rockland Visitors' Center during a group tour and was very glad that... More 

1 Thank Ashburn1
Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked by this visitor center one day. But the next day when we walked by we decided to stop in. SO glad we did. What an interesting little place. It was very informative about the life and conservation of the puffins. I knew what they were but I didn't realize they were smaller than I thought. Such cute little... More 

1 Thank PhotosRUs
Cortland, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an interesting place. All kinds of information on Puffins and other water birds. The person working was very helpful. I would like to return and spend more time there . I didn't get to see the film as we were in a hurry . A very educational place to stop , would be good for kids too .

Thank JaniceD459
East LaHave, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We visited the Project Puffin Visitors Center twice during our stay in Rockland, Maine. They are very knowledgeable about Puffins and the film on the research is exceptionally informative. If you love sea birds, this is the place to go. Thanks so much for all you do to educate people about Puffins and other sea birds.

1 Thank Patricia W
Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you want to know about puffins, where they are, how they got there, habits, etc...these are the most awesome people to see! A great stop strolling Rockland streets - very friendly and they'll give you all the inside info about these very cool birds. I believe the birds are seasonal...

Thank anselsgirl
dracut ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place was very informative and the movie was family friendly.My grandchildren loved the puffins and we're excited to see everything

Thank Donna L

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